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‘Unqualified’ English Teachers get a Bad Rap

November 26, 2009

On Nov. 11, the JoongAng Daily reported that 100 teachers from India will be hired next year to teach English in Korean public schools.  If that trial period is successful, more teachers will be accepted in the future.  The education ministry official quoted in the piece remained anonymous, so it’s not clear whether the plan is set in stone. But it nonetheless raises interesting questions.

“I can’t imagine that a system that is so obviously biased toward white North Americans will hire Indians who those same North Americans can’t understand when they’re on the other end of a call center,” writes Mike.

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