Over 40% of students: Rarely use English in future
NHK -- Dec 11
Fluency in English is high on the agenda for Japan's education policy of fostering individuals who can play an active role internationally.

But a survey has found that more than 40 percent of the country's high school students predict they will rarely use English in their future life.

A private sector organization, the Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute, conducted a survey in March. About 6,300 junior and senior high school students responded.

It asked to what extent they think English would be needed in society when they become adults.

The largest percentage of both junior high and senior high students expected that English will be used at work although not constantly. 54 percent of junior high children and 58 percent of senior high schoolers picked that answer.

A little over 20 percent of both junior high and senior high students predict English will be used in daily lives to converse with foreigners.

News source: NHK
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