15 January 2011

Center Exam time in Japan again

Center Exam time in Japan again

This photo, from the Chunichi Newspaper, shows high school students and other test takers, wearing masks (it's the cold and flu season) and mufflers (it's frigid) making their way to a testing station in Nagoya City. Over half a million test takers are braving winter weather and contagious colds and flus to take the multi-subject exam all over Japan this weekend. The Center Exam serves similar purposes for university admissions and placement as the SAT and ACT in the USA.

The comprehensive battery of subject tests has a major impact on English learning because it includes English and English listening tests. 

JPN HEO will follow with another post on some basic stats and facts on the all-important Center Exam.

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