English teaching in Iksan, Korea stands to see more of a boom if local mayoral candidate Jeong Heon-yul gets his way.
The local candidate representing the Democratic Party of Korea has pledged to create a happy environment for children through customized policies.
Through a press release on May 4th, he stated “We will provide customized welfare for the realization of a happy city for children, from education to transportation welfare and the nurturing of a playful environment.”
First of all, the ‘100 Korean won’ city bus system for children and adolescents is planned to be implemented in order to guarantee children and adolescents the right to move around easily and to alleviate the burden of transportation costs.
As many as 35,000 children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 18 are targeted.
When the project is fully launched, it is expected to achieve the effect of killing three birds with one stone, such as by guaranteeing student mobility, improving welfare, and revitalizing public transportation.
Next, he aims to expand video-based English classes using native English teachers to 1,000 elementary and middle school students to reduce private education expenses and provide ‘untact’ education.
Classes are conducted through non-face-to-face video classes by English teachers in Korea and abroad, and it is expected that global lifelong education will be realized and regional competitiveness will be strengthened.