Lately, I’ve been getting stuck into my study for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level 2 in December. It’s apparently much more challenging in terms of kanji and vocab than level 3, so I bought a textbook to help me. Now, I’ve seen quite a few textbooks in my time (the covers of them, at least). With all that study experience, why have I never seen something like this before?
That’s right – no more using your hand to cover the answers or shutting one eye! Harnessing the mighty power of red cellophane and red ink, revision becomes a snap!
I showed this to a few of my co-workers, and they all said that this is a very standard feature of Japanese school textbooks. I don’t remember ever seeing a textbook like this before – did I just not take the right classes?
Honestly, I’m so disappointed in Western education technology that I feel like writing a letter to the editor. I don’t say that lightly.