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Foreign Teachers Unenthusiastic Over Culture Course

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This may or may not be helpful but I have to wonder what is the real purpose of offering a course on culture.

If it’s a one day thing that gives unbiased insight into Korean culture, then I personally wouldn’t have a problem with it. However, it seems to imply that there will be several sessions.

Seriously, what are they going to teach at these things? Why late payments are okay because the school is losing a lot of students (ahh, but you must understand Korean culture!?). How about unreasonably long and useless meetings, extra classes, and pimping you to another school in your off time? (anything for you boss ’cause I want to work here forever!!). Unfortunately, instructors learn ‘Korean culture’ very quickly on their own when they go through injustices like this (not everyone but a lot) so perhaps the government is going to try to justify these ‘faults’ to save face.

Cho indicated that he is seeking programs that will help native English instructors better understand local culture and also improve their teaching skills.

How the hell is understanding the culture going to make you a better teacher?!? Money is better spent elsewhere. It should be up to the schools to offer a culture course (not courses) dealing with an unbiased perspective on Korean culture (like not blowing your nose in public, etc.) to ensure that the instructor has a basic idea of what to expect/not expect.

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Written by recruiterinkorea

November 27, 2009 at 9:59 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. thanks for the add on the blogroll I will reciprocate. as for the culture course it will be a waste of time that will be discontinued as soon as they lose interest.

    MikeinKorea

    December 4, 2009 at 9:02 pm


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