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‘At School We Are Losers’

December 10, 2009

That’s the headline for this recent piece from The Hankyoreh looking at the difficulties foreign ESL instructors have in Korean schools. Hat tips to Ben Wagner and Popular Gusts for this and forthcoming ESL pieces.


The rapid increase in native English teacher assistant teachers is the first part of the policy of strengthening public English education. Statistics of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (교육과학기술부) show that nationwide there were 3,808 native English speaker assistant teachers in 2007, 5,553 in 2008, and 7,088 as of April 30, 2009. The numerical growth of such teachers may or may not be sufficient to strengthen the competitiveness of our country’s public English education.

Click Here for the Full Story (Source: Asian Correspondent)


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