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ERIC Number: EJ1089177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-2543
Doing Business in the Global Village: Japanese Professionals on EL Needs in Singapore
Yoneda, Mitaka
Education Research and Perspectives, v42 p166-206 2015
This paper presents an analysis of English language (EL) education from the perspectives of Japanese and non-Japanese professionals in Singapore, based on their experiences of "doing business" in Singapore. As established career business people, the perspectives of Japanese participants offer a retrospective evaluation of their experiences of EL education in Japan over a range of years. The findings resonate with reforms attempted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT, 2002). The study also reveals a discrepancy between skills these Japanese professionals learned in the EL education system in Japan and actual EL skills required for their work in an international business environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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