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An Academic World Outside English

July 30, 2009

The government will have spent 4 trillion won ($3.2 billion) on English education from 2008 to 2012. But for this astronomical appropriation to have value, half should go to education and dissemination of the Korean language here and overseas, a quarter to English and the last quarter to other foreign languages.

The government may think English is so important that it cannot spare resources for Korean or other foreign languages. No one can deny the importance of English, but it is simply not possible to enhance the English proficiency of Koreans at the cost of their own mother tongue.

Click Here for the Full Story (Thanks to the JoongAng Daily)

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