English Language School Recommends Studying Over Nintendo Switch

An advertisement for English language school Menten in China states that people have time to play video games, but don’t have time to learn English.

The ad appeared on Chinese social networking site Weibo and was uploaded to Twitter by Chinese Nintendo (via Nintendo Soup). The ad reads, “They say: ‘I’m too busy every day to learn any English.’ Yet, they always have time when playing video games. I’m not them!”


However, Octopath Traveler players in China point out that they’ve been using the game to study English.

Video games, along with comic books and manga, have always been excellent ways to learn another language!

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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