learning English

90-year-old Japanese granny is learning English from her grandchild, and it’s extremely precious

This granny might be starting late, but that is not going to stop her!

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Under 35 percent of middle school English teachers in Japan meet government proficiency benchmark

Numbers for high school teachers aren’t much rosier in recent study by education ministry.

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Anime-style English textbook character who stole Japan’s heart now has her own calendar series

Ellen-sensei is back and ready to keep her fans company all year long.

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Teaching English in Japan? New book helps students talk about the Illuminati, alien abductions

Other books leave out key phrases like “Isn’t the president of your company a Reptilian?”, but not this one!

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Dark anime magical girls show up in high school students’ English textbook in Japan

The cast of hit anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica take a break from saving the world to help teens learn English by learning about France.

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Ellen Baker, Japan’s anime-style English textbook teacher, gets turned into a huggy pillow

With or without permission from her creators, someone is ready to provide in-bed companionship for everyone who’s hot for teacher, as long as that teacher is Ellen-sensei.

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Japanese book “nekotan” teaches foreign language the best way possible: by talking about cats

Because cats are the true universal language.

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“Don’t worry, he is a docile pervert” and other useful phrases in Japanese and English

Get ready to impress/terrify your Japanese friends!

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Publishers of anime-style English textbook reassert their control over Ellen-sensei

Everyone in Japan has been talking about the character, and now her owners are too.

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The anime-style English teacher Japan has fallen in love with has a live-action version too

After going head-over-heels for the illustrated Ellen-sensei, fans are startled to see her being portrayed by an actual human being.

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As fan art pops up for anime-style English textbook character, original artist asks for restraint

Illustrated English teacher suddenly has legions of fans and even an unofficial theme song, but her visual creator is hoping the good-time ruckus won’t lead to a backlash by parents and educators.

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English textbook characters get anime-style makeover to appeal to linguists and otaku alike

Learning aid looks like it could be a hit animated series.

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