[Eye on English] TESOL master’s can help teachers improve while they work

For Barry Welsh, an English teacher from the United Kingdom, getting his TESOL certification at Sookmyung Women’s University was one of the best decisions he’s ever made. “It improved my teaching...

Updated : 2014.03.12 20:47

[Eye on English] English teachers struggle with job insecurity

For Australian teacher Lauren Price, teaching English in Korea was not just about living abroad for a few years. She fell in love with the country after a two-week homestay here as a high school stud...

Updated : 2014.03.12 20:47

[Eye on English] 'Crazy English education needs to be reigned in'

Last month, President Park Geun-hye called for fundamental changes of what she called “excessive English education” in Korea. She voiced caution against a social trend that forces students to study...

Updated : 2014.03.11 17:46

[Eye on English] Language learning: The earlier the better?

Koreans are starting to learn English at younger and younger ages. After having seen many failures in English education in public schools, many people are seeking ways to learn the language naturally...

Updated : 2014.02.19 19:59

[Eye on English] Europe’s little country that could

Outside of our country, few know much about Norway, and we are a nation with few inhabitants compared to other nations (barely 5 million). From a Scandinavian perspective we have always been consider...

Updated : 2014.02.19 19:58

[Eye on English] Should English be an official language of Korea?

Illustration by Han Chang-duk Korea’s zeal for education is often credited with playing a major role in the growth of its economy. However, there are some serious concerns about its side effects, ...

Updated : 2014.02.12 20:01

[Eye on English] ‘English is already part of everyday life in Korea’

A huge debate was ignited by Bok Geo-il’s proposal to make English an official language in 1998. His proposal to replace Korean with English as an official language was destined to be heavily attack...

Updated : 2014.02.12 20:01

[Eye on English] Test scores don’t guarantee English skills

Song Min-ho, a recent English graduate of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, recalled how he was baffled when he first encountered a native English speaker. Despite his respectable TOEIC score, he...

Updated : 2014.02.05 20:15

[Eye on English] ‘English exam should change to focus on communication’

An English education expert called for a major change in the English section of the 2-decade-old state college entrance exam to encourage test-takers to focus more on their communication skills. Kim...

Updated : 2014.02.05 20:13

[Eye on English] Families separate for overseas education

In November, a man in his 50s committed suicide in his house in Incheon. He was a “goose father,” one of about 200,000 Korean dads who send their families abroad for their kids’ education, while r...

Updated : 2014.01.22 20:07

[Eye on English] For Korean moms, family separation is sometimes ‘necessary’ sacrifice

Students get ready for departure to study abroad at Incheon International Airport. (Korea Herald file photo) A 39-year-old housewife surnamed Shin recently decided to apply for a visa to Canada for...

Updated : 2014.01.22 20:04

[Eye on English] English fluency required for better life

Elementary school students take an English lesson. (The Korea Herald) Kim Yoon-jeong makes her son study with his teacher who visits her home from a language institution for one-on-one tutoring once...

Updated : 2014.01.08 20:11

[Eye on English] International schools alternative to overseas study

The North London Collegiate School Jeju was established as part of the government’s effort to make Jejudo Island a global education hub, and to curb spending on studying overseas. (NLCS Jeju) Inter...

Updated : 2014.01.08 20:09

[Eye on English] For Koreans, English used as mark of status

For Koreans, English is much more than a lingua franca. It is a crucial measure of personal marketability, intelligence and even academic assiduity that would facilitate their entry into top-tier sc...

Updated : 2013.12.30 20:29

[Eye on English] English fever needs cooling

Students attend an English-language class at a private institution in Seoul. (The Korea Herald file photo) Kim So-yeon, a 23-year-old college student, spends two to three hours each day memorizing E...

Updated : 2013.12.30 20:27
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