People in Luxembourg speak Luxemburgish, Deutsch, French as official language. But English is also spoken usually for major foreign language. So we have communicate with Max in English.
He told us he has just started learning English just 1year ago at school as foreign language.
English skill exceed completely normal Japanese has. Every Japanese have to learn English 3years at Junior high, 3years at high school, but almost all of Japanese cannot use the language for communication tool, which is caused by wrong education system from long time ago.
When I was junior high school, the first page of English text book was;
Hello, Ellen. Hello, Taro,
2nd page was
Is this a pen? No, it isnt. It's a fish.
It is not practical expression, is it?(^^)
I think Japanese do not use too complicated English we experienced at entrance exam of University, but sinple English we learn at junior high. But imortant thing is that, those English must be the communication tools, Not for tools for entrance exam.
As you know, the English I use is really simple and easy. but it is enough for communicate with others is not it?
Even if we do not understnd news paper in English, it is not inconvenient. Even if score for TOEIC is not very good, it is not inconvenient.
Most important things for Japanese is;
Listening English Speaking English Enthusiasm for communication by
Simple/Easy English we learn at junior high school.
We do not need complicated English for examination. All we need is "Really Practical" English for communications.