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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Panel targets English proficiency

Panel targets English proficiency

An education ministry panel proposed Wednesday that local governments hire 600 foreigners and Japanese with excellent English-language skills nationwide as regular school teachers by the end of fiscal 2016 to enhance students' English-language proficiency.

The 12-member panel suggested the state and local boards of education double the number of 18-year-old students who have studied or stayed abroad to around 30,000.