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Importance of Well English

May 26, 2009

If you are Korean and reading this newspaper, your English must be quite good, certainly gooder than most people. 

But how about your spoken English? Is it also well good? Or are you hard when you speak English?

I am curious. Why, after so many years of hard work by respected teachers, can’t students do the English conversation?

There is certainly more than one answer to this question. It is true that the objective of English teaching in Korea for a long time has been so that students can read the textbooks for their other subjects. Speaking with natives has not been the purpose. But with ever-expanding interaction overseas, that is changing, which is why the government is dictating that universities give lectures in English. 

Click Here for the Full Story (The Korean Times)

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