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Skip Kimchi Lesson – Teachers Want Real Training

December 3, 2009

Representative Cho Jeon-hyuk of the GNP has some big plans for English education, and they include making it mandatory for native speaker English teachers to undergo training programs on Korean culture.

According to an English-language article from KBS, last week he said “most foreign teachers in the nation do not have enough of an understanding about Korea’s culture and practices,” and this program would “(raise) the quality of the nation’s English education programs by mandating that foreign teachers have better knowledge of Korea.”

At first glance this looks like another attempt to criticize foreign teachers without providing any evidence.

Click Here for the Full Story (Source: The Korean Herald)

Editors Note: This story was written by Brian Deutsch and he has commented further on this story through his blog, Brian in Jeollanam-Do. Click Here to Read This Story.

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