Tag Archives: English education in Korea

The big Australasia TEFL news roundup

Here are some recent TEFL headlines from around the region. South Korea: Language education ‘starts in the womb’ Bilingual education starts from womb, a research team led by Krista Byers-Heinlein and Janet Werker from the University of British Columbia claims … Continue reading

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Native English teachers establish a labour union in Incheon

South Korea: In an intriguing news item from the Korea Times, a labour union, comprised of native English teachers working for a hagwon (Korean language institute), has been established in Incheon, with representation from a legal expert on labour. Amazingly, … Continue reading

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South Korea: British Dulwich to Offer 3 Language Courses

Not that offering courses in three (that’s 3) different languages is any kind of record, but prospective students of Dulwich College, scheduled to open in Seoul in 2010 will have a chance to learn three languages at the same time. … Continue reading

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South Korea: Quality Education, Qualified Teachers

There is a general assumption that one of the problems with English education in Korea is the poor quality of English teachers, noted the Korea Times recently. Is this true? How do we decide who is a “quality teacher?” How … Continue reading

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