The English-teaching system in Japan will undergo a major overhaul in the near future as the government introduces prenatal English lessons.
English will be taught to pregnant women’s baby bumps as a formal subject for the first time, in conjunction with a designated textbook series, ‘Let’s Fetal English’.
Native English instructors like James Vath will speak to the womb in American English.
“I’m British but I’ve been asked to speak in an American accent,” says James.
“Actually, I thought womb was a club in Shibuya.”
Children in their second trimester will be offered government funded bi-weekly English lessons mainly consisting of games not based on pedagogical theory.