Fawlty English in Japan

As Tokyo gears up to host the 2020 Paralympic and Olympic Games, proposals for improving ELF are being made. One such method, reported by the BBC, is to focus on speaking and listening skills via British situation comedies like ‘Fawlty Towers’ and ‘Red Dwarf’
While this has the potential to spawn a thousand sit coms of it’s own, language training for major sporting events is big business. I once worked in a school in Mexico D.F. where the owner had bought the school outright from the proceeds she had received from teaching English to athletes in advance of the 1968 Olympics.