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In a pilot program aimed at increasing English language skills, teachers in Japan are integrating the wildly popular Nintendo DS into the curriculum. According to Motoko Okubo, a teacher at the Tokyo Jr. High, the use of the hand held device is primarily focused "on vocabulary, penmanship and audio comprehension."

The students are enthusiastic about being able to use the device in school and say that it has been a great motivator to work on developing their English language skills. Other schools in Japan are integrating the Nintendo DS in their math and Japanese curriculum.

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