という声は聞きますが、英語が好き（少なくともこの学生は） だからこそ、入試からなくすべきだという発想。そしてそれが「 教えられる側」から出てきたことにうれしくなってしまいました。
English Should be Done Away With from Entrance Examinations
In my opinion, English should be done away with from the examination subjects of High School Entrance exams and University Entrance exams. Maybe all of you think that such an idea would make Japanese English skills decline more. I don’t mean that removing English from the examination subjects means the removal of English classes completely. I mean that the contents of English classes should be changed because I think Japanese English classes should be changed because I think Japanese English has become English for entrance exams. We have been taught English which is in order to pass the entrance exam, and we spent much time on it. However, it’s often said that Japanese can’t speak English well. Why does this happen? I’m going to tell you my idea and give you some examples.
First, I want to introduce two demerits for English for entrance exams. First of all, the exam’s questions are made difficult in order to make a gap between students. So, we have to study unusual words and grammar that we usually don’t use in conversation.
Second, entrance exam’s English study makes us become negative, because the entrance test is on a minus points system. So, forgetting a period, or mistaking the third person, and so on, decreases our score. Therefore, it’s a big problem to make even a small mistake.
And next, we can find an interesting result if we compare ourselves with
. This is a graph which compares the progress
of TOEFL scores between Koreans and Japanese.
This graph shows that from 1997 there started to be a great gap between Korea Japan’s score and ’s score. Korea
The reason why this happened is that in
in 1997, English education
was introduced to Elementary schools.
And, as a point being worthy of note, by 2004 all elementary school
students had started taking classes in which they communicate by speaking only
English. Therefore, we can know how
important it is to put particular emphasis on communication. Korea
In conclusion, compared with other subjects, I think English is the most practical subject, and what we have to do is to advance our communications skills in English. Besides, it’s important to teach children to be able to know how exciting it is to communicate in English. Therefore, not English for entrance exams but English for social communication should be taught in schools, and the English entrance examinations should be done away with.