[Eye on English]The art of translating Korean texts into English

Freelance translator Yi Jin spent some 18 years translating English literature into Korean, but she is now learning to do it the other way around. “Most English novels that are translated into Kore...

Updated : 2014.05.14 21:02

[Eye on English]Disputes show importance of translation

Recently, a debate rose in the literary world over the Korean translation of the novel “The Stranger” by French writer Albert Camus. What triggered the debate was the claim by the publishing compa...

Updated : 2014.05.14 20:59

[Eye on English] ‘Presentation skills depend on practice’

Theresa Rah, a popular speaker, TV presenter and English consultant, is perhaps best known for presenting PyeongChang’s final bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Her strong, eloquent speech in 2011 i...

Updated : 2014.04.30 20:58

[Eye on English] English communication skills growing in value

The importance of English communication and presentation skills can no longer be underestimated in the modern business market. When Job Korea, the nation’s largest recruiting firm, surveyed around ...

Updated : 2014.04.30 20:58

[Eye on English] Working to become ‘communication experts’

Each year, hundreds of students knock on the doors of graduate schools of interpretation and translation. With the prolonged economic slump and jobless rate virtually at a standstill, many students a...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:10

[Eye on English] ‘Interpretation is about more than language’

Interpreters are often just seen as people who have mastered a foreign language. But interpretation goes far beyond the linguistic aspect, calling for an array of attributes including cultural unders...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:10

[Eye on English] Complex perceptions of Korean English-speakers

Young professional Jeong So-hee was surprised when a coworker complained about “people who speak English when they are fluent in Korean.” The 26-year-old works at a company where she and her collea...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:36

[Eye on English] Find your goals before studying language

I came to Korea as an adult, speaking mostly in English. Naturally, I am more comfortable speaking English than Korean. Although I still have some challenging moments when reading and writing in Kor...

Updated : 2014.04.09 20:54

[Eye on English] Grammar study crucial to good command of English

Teenagers at Korean schools are the best in the world when it comes to solving problems. They also rank high on both math and reading proficiency tests, according to recent study of 44 nations by the...

Updated : 2014.04.09 20:54

[Eye on English] How technology changes language education

A group of fifth graders fiddle with their smartphones in the classroom. Instead of telling them to put them away, the teacher approaches with her own smartphone and shares some Internet resources. ...

Updated : 2014.04.02 20:43

[Eye on English] Korea shifts English focus to communicative skill teaching

From grammar analyses and pattern drills to a communication-centric approach, English teaching methods have evolved over the past decades with researchers striving to find more effective ways to lear...

Updated : 2014.04.02 20:41

[Eye on English] TOEIC adds to stress for young job seekers

Han Yoon-chan is a recent university graduate and job seeker who majored in political science. One of his graduation requirements, which, in his own words, “has nothing to do with his major,” was t...

Updated : 2014.03.26 20:53

[Eye on English] English fluency can be boosted by presentation, problem solving skills

There are differences between higher education in America and in Korea. For example, in America everyone is able to go to college, but not everyone graduates. In Korea only the best go to college and...

Updated : 2014.03.19 15:35

[Eye on English] Students practice English through debate club

I first joined the International Goodwill Society last year. Founded in 1960 by passionate university students who believed English was the key to global success and “the gateway to friendship,” th...

Updated : 2014.03.19 15:26

[Eye on English] More Korean universities offer English-only lectures

It would be an understatement to say Korean students are heavily committed to studying English. They spend much more time studying the language than their peers in other OECD nations, and students l...

Updated : 2014.03.19 15:09
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