Category Archives: English in South Korea

South Korean parents told: pre-school English ‘harmful’

Parents in South Korea who put their pre-school-age children into English language classes are wasting their money and could be slowing their educational development.  This is the message that an education pressure group, World Without Worries About Private Education, is trying to … Continue reading

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‘English Textbooks Behind Times’

A test during college admission decides the teaching direction of most English teachers at high schools. However, the test is the biggest obstacle against efficient English education according to Song Jung-sun, 29, who was recognized as the best teacher in … Continue reading

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Accent axed with a snip

It’s a simple if gruesome procedure….chop a centimetre or so off your tongue to become a fluent speaker of English. FromAljazeera.net. Read the whole article…

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A hunger for English lessons

Across South Korea, the English Villages are sprouting up. They are the latest way for South Korean parents to try to help their students master English. International Herald Tribune, 25 March, 2006. Read the whole article…

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Inefficient English Programs Being Revised : Koreans Redouble Efforts To Conquer Language Bar

In a country where everyone studies English grammar from primary school through high school, Koreans are awakening to a disturbing reality: No one can speak it without private language lessons, and the ability to use it has become a requirement … Continue reading

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A Little English Goes Far in Seoul

From 7 A.M. to well into the evening, in hundreds of small classrooms across the country, young Koreans are struggling to learn English conversation. International Herald Tribune, February 9th, 1998. Read the whole article…

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Teaching in Asia’s best kept secret

Teaching in Korea can be a great experience or a terrible ordeal, says Michael Hudson, but its people have a thirst for learning. Guardian newspaper, July 9, 2001. Read the whole article…

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