Contrastive Analysis: English and Japanese
The majority of Japanese find learning English hard, especially learning to speak English is the hardest part for them. The main reasons of these difficulties are in English teaching system in Japan and the distinctive features of Japanese language.
In Japanese schools, English are taught as academic purposes rather than practical one. Its teaching materials are emphasized more on grammatical rules or sentence patterns rather than the pronunciations or conversation.
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The cause of the poor performance of Japanese in speaking English is not only in the English teaching system of Japan but also in the unique features of Japanese language. Japanese has less stress on words compare to English, and the sentences flows constant. Japanese find it very difficult to distinguish the stressed syllable and unstressed syllables, and this problem caused them to have wrong rhythm in speaking English.