Teachers' cost is too high. Japanese primary schools use robots to teach English.


Teachers' cost is too high. Japanese primary schools use robots to teach English.

China and the new network, June 13 (Xinhua), according to foreign media reports, Japan is interested in the English as a compulsory course in primary school, but the high cost of English teachers, recruitment is not easy, so there is a strange way of primary school, using robots to teach pupils English.

"Hello, everyone, nice to meet you, my name is Nao." A primary school in Da Mou Tian county, Fukuoka, recently found robot Nao professor grade three English. Nao stands on the rostrum, not only speaks fluent English, but also can interact with students, sometimes even more than hand, so it is very popular with students.

According to the introduction, the cost of robot teachers is far lower than that of English teachers. Data show that an English teacher costs about 5 million yen a year, which is undoubtedly a burden for the financially troubled local government. But in the 19 primary schools in Da Mou Tian, there is only one English teacher, and some teachers even admit that they do not have much confidence in their English.

On the contrary, a Nao only needs 1 million 200 thousand yen, which is a good way for local governments. Tian Tian Chang, an education student in Da Mu Tian, also believes that robots are a good opportunity to expect other primary schools to use when it is difficult to ensure teachers' talents.

Responsible editor: Gui Qiang


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