Some of the books or curricula you will be using may also be in English, so you can read with your kids in English, but explain to them everything in Spanish. Kids are 10 and 15 and know all three languages very well. Reply 3 Ravi Prakash May 5, at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or become a member.
Bysenior executives will have to prove their English fluency before taking up their positions, and internal documents that need to be in English will be written that way rather than translated from Japanese.
The new English policy is more than just a practical measure; it is a sensible response to business realities.
Honda became in the first Japanese automaker to start manufacturing cars in the U. Last year, Honda hired 4, new workers in North America, but only in Japan. Honda may be a Japanese firm in origin, but it is increasingly international in character.
The move to English follows the lead of Japanese companies such as Fast Retailing UniqloRakuten and Bridgestone, which all have English-only policies. But it also follows the lead of other large international companies from other countries.
Honda rival Nissan Motor Co. At Honda, though, only one of 36 senior executives is non-Japanese, though in North America, 59 percent of senior management at regional offices are hired locally.
In addition to personnel shifts, the fast pace of global business nowadays no longer allows time for decisions to be discussed in Japanese, translated into English and distributed to non-Japanese employees. Quick decisions, prompt responses and real-time communications are the keys to remaining competitive.
The question remains, though, whether the Japanese education system will adapt to these forces driving business toward greater use of English. Unfortunately, resistance to more thorough English education may come from some teachers, school administrators and education ministry officials who feel it is not their job to train students for future jobs.
However, the move toward English as an official language in companies does at least offer an answer to the question many students, parents and teachers still ask: Exams should not be ignored, but neither should they drive the curriculum.
Universities need to change the English section in their entrance exams to better accommodate the reality of English as a necessary skill in international workplaces. Those changes are under way in many places but are far from complete.
Positive reinforcement — not just passing a university entrance exam — is needed at every level of English study in Japan. Good study habits for learning English need to be encouraged so that young students grasp the idea that they can, and must, keep learning English over a period of years.
A workforce willing to continue to engage with English is a workforce willing to engage in other challenges with a forward-thinking, flexible attitude. Global business requires not just English skill but an attitude of openness to understanding the world, by interacting with people, practices and ideas from other countries.
Learning a second language can help foster such an attitude. The Japanese education system needs to recognize that companies are increasingly settling on English as their official language.
It is not easy to find appropriate ways to develop confidence, positive mindsets and strong study skills in students, but it is one of the challenges of the current English system. Schools, and those still in doubt, should listen to that message.The pronoun you is the second-person personal pronoun, both singular and plural, and both nominative and oblique case in Modern caninariojana.com oblique (objective) form, you, functioned previously in the roles of both accusative and dative, as well as all instances following a caninariojana.com possessive forms of you are your (used before a noun) and yours (used in place of a noun).
Should the United States adopt Spanish as the official language? Asked by What if we got serious about passing federal legislation and mandate instead Spanish as the official language for all government and business affairs, written and oral?
be English. Second of all, the United States does not have an official language. This prevents. We live in the US and our yrs old daughter goes to the local day care full time while both myself and my husband work full time.
We speak our 1st language (Japanese) at home but she speaks and responds in English almost always.
The United States, Mexico, and Canada have reached an agreement to modernize the year-old NAFTA into a 21st century, high-standard agreement. Yes, English should be the official world language. We need a language in common for communication, trading, and traveling. English is the most taught and most used language in business, as well as the Internet, and the second most spoken language and very easy to . Should English Be The World’s International Language? Terry Dip. Apr 2, more irritated when I hear travelers from outside the English-speaking world visiting another foreign country where English is not the official language and trying to get around by speaking English.
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See you there! Drop by and enjoy the show live at one of three following Regions. Jun 22, · Reasons why English SHOULDN'T be the official language of the U.S.? one thing that comes to mind is how kids who are raised in English speaking families are denied the chance to learn a second language as a child, where this is not the case for immigrant children.
and that making English the official language is prejudiced Status: Resolved.