New reforms threaten future of Japanese language study in England

William Hollingworth, Japan Times, Sept 30, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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Another good reason why you should not subcontract hyour education system to a commercial publisher: "From 2017, education firm Pearson is planning to scrap A and A-S levels in Japanese." They say it's due to the need to redevelop the exam, but one wonders why then they would be in discussions to "save" the qualification (hint: they want more money). "A total of 13 lesser-taught language A-levels — including Polish, Turkish and Arabic — are being ditched, leaving only six: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Russian."

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