Japanese Students Learning English With DS

The Nintendo DS is now being used in Japan as a study aid for high schoolers learning English. Students use for 10 minutes at the beginning of class DS software that includes over 3000 English words. By conducting class in this fashion, students receive concise language instruction that is free of human error.

It still baffles me why there is so little emphasis on foreign languages in the States. I didn’t have a foreign language until the very end of high school and even then, it was a pathetic excuse for a class. Schools in the states should do something like this.

Japanese Children Studying With DS At School [Kotaku]