【教員執筆著書】MEXT COURSE OF STUDY Foreign Languages and Foreign Language Activities（国際学科 向後教授）
Japan is entering into a new phase of English education in 2020 starting from elementary school, and at the core of this change is the Course of Study. All school levels from elementary through to senior high school will be reformed significantly. This includes emphasizing students' ability to interact in English. Furthermore, in order to promote "proactive, interactive and deep learning," a diverse range of teachers including ALTs will be needed to educate the students. With the need to respond to the ever increasing globalization, I have high hopes that all teachers will be aligned in expanding English education in Japan.
Professor, Faculty of International Studies
Director, Center for Innovation in English Education