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Archive for January 2011

Hagwon hiring sex criminals face fines

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From today’s Korea Herald.

This article implies that these new measures are nationwide, not specifically targeting foreigners teaching at language institutes , but I’ve always advocated that it’s hagwons’ responsibility to conduct their own checks of their candidates and instructors due to relatively recent events (here too).  Our firm actually conducts several background checks on top of the regular E-2 visa processing.

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January 6, 2011 at 11:26 am

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Teachers seek to reshape English education

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I think this is a step in the right direction.

They all have to study English, but students have a hard time linking what they learn in school with what society expects from them.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, seeking to recognize the efforts of teachers, has comprised a list of the top schools across the country with creative English programs to address this problem.

It’s obvious that there’s an English education craze here in Korea.  That may be an understatement, I know.  It’s the reason why all of us are here after all.  It’s a big business but how many Koreans do you know that speak English at even a near-fluent level?

Choi said almost all the students at the school memorize the phrases, and even apply them. Choi said that they believe the scholastic ability test is important, but their students, recognizing the importance, constantly seek other English skills.

Again with the damn memorization.  It can only possibly get you decent scores on a test but critical thinking is much more important that remembering how to say something.

They should just save their money and follow what this guy is advocating.  Of course we’d all be out of the job though if that went wide-scale.

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January 3, 2011 at 10:18 am

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