Welcome to Expacked (Issue #72)
Although we still have plenty of teaching related news this week, everything has been a little overshadowed by other key events.
The ‘other’ events are, of course, confirmation that North Korea did torpedo the Cheonan (and NK are still denying it and threatening war), Buddha’s Birthday celebrations and the upcoming elections.
Before I forget, I will also throw in an update about the volatile situation in one of our favourite holiday destinations, Thailand.
In the Expacked intro last week, I mentioned about my trip to Taiwan and the high level of English we found there. This week I came across a great write up from an Indian living in Seoul. She had some interesting insights into how Indian learn English and just how different it is from Korea’s approach to education. Have a read of it below.
Here are the teaching related stories this week:
- Why Indians Speak Better English than Koreans
- Stop Studying English, Start to Use It
- A Festival Where Actions Speak, Not Words
- Korean Education Needs to Get More Efficient
- Teachers’ Union Moves to Adjust Gov’t Reforms
- Education Only Way to get rid of Poverty
- Family Sizes Getting Smaller in Seoul
- Multiracial Children More Exposed to Abuse
- Jokes: (1) Blah Blah (2) A Boy and his Letter to God
Feel free to comment on any of these stories and continue to share Expacked with your friends. Enjoy the read and, of course, enjoy this week’s public holiday!!!!
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