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Teaching English in Gyeonggi-do

Teaching English in Gyeonggi-do Thru English Markets

Schools that are engaged in teaching English in Gyeonggi-do are trying new approaches to expand curriculum such as through the creation of ‘English market’ experiences.

On June 8th, Yeoncheon Daegwang Elementary and Middle School operated an experience-oriented ‘Daegwang Elementary and Middle English Village Experience Program’ in which all elementary and middle school students participated together with native English speakers from 7 schools in the area.

From 2020 to the present, Daegwang Elementary and Middle Schools, which have been selected to operate an English experiential program designated by the Ministry of Education, have been leading the learner-centered English reading program every year, operating an English market program in connection with English reading, and improving students’ communication skills and confidence in English.

This year, in the third year of the school operating such a program, the Daegwang Elementary and Middle English Village experience program was conducted as a meaningful activity to apply the English expressions learned so far in real life.

With the cooperation of 7 out of 10 schools with native speaker instructors, 7 experience zones (market, cafe, airport, airplane, hospital, movie theater, popcorn shop) were operated.

Principal Seon-geun Ahn said, “I hope that through practical English education, students will be confident in using English, respect cultural diversity based on their communication skills, and grow into great talents suitable for the era of the 4th industrial revolution.”

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Teaching English in Chungbuk Through Global Culture Class

Teaching English in Chungbuk Province of South Korea is being facilitated through the expansion of government programs.

Specifically, Chungcheongbuk-do International Education Center will conduct a “2022 Global Culture Class”.

The program is designed to help students systematically learn about international culture and to increase their sensitivity to culture as a global talent.

Participating students will visit the Chungbuk International Education Center for three days and learn various cultures from around the world in English from 10 am to 3 pm.

In small classes of 7 or less, taught by native speakers presently teaching English in Chungbuk, students participate in individual and group activities.

They create their own country, including food and clothing from various countries, and engage in currency-generating activities.

On the last day of class, group project activities are conducted based on the six cultural topics learned over the course of two days (food, costumes, heritage, music, country and currency generation).

Through project activities, students can digest and recreate various cultures as their own, share the results with others, and improve creativity and decision-making skills.

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English Teachers in Korea Teaching Global History and Culture

English teachers in Korea are expanding the scope of what is being taught to Korean students. For instance, in Chungbuk Province, Chungbuk International Education Center has been operating ‘World Citizens Learning through History and Culture’ since April 26th.

The course aims to help students in the province grow into global citizens with international communication skills through classes with native-speaking teachers.

Students participate in various class activities of native-speaking teachers focusing on topics such as history, culture, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By communicating in English on topics such as poverty and quality education, global peace, gender equality and inequality reduction, terrestrial ecosystem protection, and global cooperation, students can naturally think about the meaning and role of being global citizens.

The 13th class will be operated in the first half of the year for students in Cheongju-eup/myeon area and Jincheon/Eumseong/Goesan/Jeungpyeong elementary/middle/high school until November 30th.

A total of 535 students from 12 schools, including 159 students from 5 elementary schools, 56 students from 3 middle schools, and 320 students from 4 high schools, will participate.

Elementary and middle school students go to the Center for two days, and high school students go for one day. Buses are provided to elementary and middle schools participating in the commute-to-school program, while high schools dispatch middle schoolers, and English teachers in Korea visit to conduct the program.

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Source: Chungcheong Ilbo (https://www.ccdailynews.com)

Teaching English in Jinju

English Teaching in Jinju to Nurture Future Talents

English teachers in Korea’s southern reaches of the peninsula are being recruited for teaching English in Jinju.

The Jinju Future Talent Learning Support Center is launching unique learning programs, such as establishing the ‘English Science Class’ and ‘YouTube Creator’ courses to foster creative talents who will lead the prosperous future of Jinju and to satisfy the needs of parents for various educational services.

Jinju Future Talent Learning Support Center offers 27 programs in 6 fields including future talent nurturing, self-directed learning, foreign language learning, career advancement design, complex character education, and online classes to strengthen the capabilities of talented individuals who will lead the era of the 4th industrial revolution.

The field of foreign language learning for nurturing global talents includes ‘English experience class’ for 6-7 year olds, ‘native English conversation’ for elementary and middle school students, ‘Basic English for toddlers’ with parents, and ‘English for parents’ by topic.

Together with 5 dedicated native speakers teaching English in Jinju, the center provides opportunities to speak English naturally and feel interested and familiar with the use of English.

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English teachers in Korea visit Gyeonggi schools

English Teachers in Korea visit Gyeonggi Schools

English teachers in Korea are being recruited and dispatched by the Gyeonggi Language Education and Training Institute who will operate a ‘School Visitation’ program in which native-speaking instructors support classes in elementary, middle, and high schools in the province from this April.

The Language Education and Training Institute prepared a school visitation program with native English teachers in Korea to improve students’ English communication skills and teachers’ ability to develop curriculum by providing classes for two weeks at schools without native speakers.

11 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 5 high schools are participating in this program, of which 12 are online, and 8 schools in Pyeongtaek, Hwaseong, and Osan are online and face-to-face.

According to the Language Education and Training Institute, the contents of this program include reading English based on English and American novels, situational conversations while traveling, learning international manners, and conducting speaking classes.

English teachers fully discuss and cooperate with the teacher in charge of the supporting school on the curriculum, student situations, and role of each teacher to support communication and learning-centered classroom implementation.

The Language Education and Training Institute is also planning to recruit students who wish to partake in next semester’s school visitation program in July.

Choi Hyun-joo, director of the Gyeonggi Language Education and Training Institute, said, “Students will naturally understand English-speaking cultures and engage with each other while taking classes with native-speaking instructors.” We will continue to work hard to support educational activities.”

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Teaching English in Korea further enabled by Ulsan

Teaching English in Korea is being further facilitated by one particular district of Ulsan, one of Korea’s largest cities and in the southern end of the peninsula near Busan.

Ulsan’s Buk-gu government announced that it will be recruiting students for April at its ‘English Playground’, an innovative education district project, from April 18.

English Playground is a chance to bring English teachers in Korea together with Korean students and is operated with various themes once or twice a month until December, and students are recruited on a first-come, first-served basis from the Monday of the week before the event.

The participants are children aged 6-13 years old, living in the Buk-gu area. Thus far, 150 students have signed up via the government’s website.

The government has been attracting native speakers interested in teaching English in South Korea to assist with themes that change every month, as the program is

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English Playground, photo by Ulsan Jeil News

structured so that the students can experience various experiences such as cultural education in English-speaking countries with native English teachers. This April revolves around Easter themes.

Last month, at the Lifelong Learning Center in the same district area, under the theme of ‘St. Patrick’s Day’, the first operation of ‘English Playground’ was successfully held in the presence of 200 students and parents.

An official from Ulsan’s Buk-gu government said, “The first class in March showed a lot of interest and participation from students and parents, and we look forward to more of the same, going forward.’

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Teaching English in Jeju Expands into Research

Those interested in teaching English in Jeju can find more rewarding jobs become available these days. For instance, Jeju Foreign Language Learning Center announced this month that it has been operating the 2022 high school subject exploration project class with English teachers in Korea for high school students throughout the province.

The high school subject research project class is a cooperative program with specific high schools in Jeju, and native-speaking teachers from Jeju Foreign Language Learning Center visit the schools to support student-centered topic inquiry activities. Participating students directly select a project research topic and write a final report after conducting data research and in-depth research.

In the first half of the program, five English club teams from Daegi High School, Jeju Girls’ High School, and Jeju Jungang Girls’ High School participated in topics like Social Problems Exploration, Conflict Resolution, Human Development Psychology and Arduino Utilization Device Production and were performing in-depth research on these subjects.

An official from Jeju Foreign Language Learning Center said, “We expect that students will be able to expand their career exploration opportunities through project activities centered on student participation, and improve students’ English language and presentation skills through the support activities of native English teachers.”

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English Teachers in Korea Shopping Again

English teachers in Korea and other Seoul expats are returning to Seoul’s iconic commercial districts, such as Myeongdong and Itaewon, which had lost customers in the face of the direct hit of Corona-19. Likewise, foreign-friendly Seoul stomping grounds are seeing an uptick in global patrons, such as lively neighborhoods like Hongdae, Insadong, Jongno, Apgujeong and nightlife districts around universities like Ewha Women’s University and Konkuk University.

Not too long ago, things were completely different and these popular hubs for English teachers in Korea were almost like ghost towns.

Also, as the self-quarantine standards for inbound travelers are further exempted, foreign tourists are also starting to come back.

In the fourth quarter of last year, the vacancy rate of small to mid-sized outlets in Myeongdong was around 50%.

However, as the atmosphere has changed this spring, inquiries with real estate agencies regarding commercial rentals have also increased.

Merchants say they’re still at a loss, but they’re gearing up for customers in hopes that things will get better.

Itaewon, which is visited by many young people, is seeing even a faster recovery.

In the fourth quarter of last year, the vacancy rates of small to mid-sized outlets in Itaewon were 5.9% and 9.4%, respectively, significantly lower than during the same period of the year before that.

However, among merchants, customers are still increasing mainly in large outlets and department stores, so there are some opinions that it is necessary to wait more to see if the entire commercial area will survive.

Let us know in the comments if you frequent any of these areas and are beginning to see some form of a revival!

Teaching English in Jeonju

English Teachers in Korea Receive Culture Workshop

English teachers in Korea who become employed as native English language assistants at public schools are receiving workshop training to improve their cultural assimilation in the workplace. In Jeollabuk Province (often referred to as Jeonbuk), home to popular cities such as Jeonju, the Office of Education there announced that it will hold a Korean culture experience and classroom competency strengthening workshop for 25 new native English language assistants affiliated with the Jeollabuk-do Office of Education on April 8th.

New native English language assistant teachers were selected through the screening process of EPIK (English Program in Korea), an invitation program for native speakers of the National Institute of International Education.

The workshop for new native speaker assistant teachers in Jeonbuk enhances their understanding of Korean schools and students by experiencing Korean traditions and culture. This is done every year for this purpose.

The new native speaker assistant teachers are scheduled to attend a special lecture on the presentation of best practices for cooperative classes between native English teachers in Korea and Korean teachers in the seminar room of the Choi Myung-hee Literature Center in Jeonju on the same day, and how to teach visitation classes of when they are scheduled to visit and teach at different schools in the province.

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English Teachers in Korea See Funding Boost

English teachers in Korea and related internationalization concepts are set to receive a funding boost in Gangnam.

The Gangnam-gu government of Seoul announced on March 31st that it has secured KRW 31.2 billion in educational expenses subsidies for this year to nurture future talents with creativity and character.

The amount is an increase of 2 billion won compared to the previous year, the largest among the 25 autonomous districts in Seoul.

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Teaching English in Korea Continues to be a Funding Priority for Gangnam

Education expenses include △8.1 billion won for building smart classrooms in elementary, middle and high schools △ 4.3 billion won for improving old school environments △ 5.7 billion won for ‘supporting customized education programs and vitalization of public education’ such as support for native English teachers in Korea to work in middle schools and △13.1 billion won will be invested in providing free meals to kindergartens, elementary, middle, and high schools.

In particular, the district will increase the number of schools that can receive education related to the 4th industrial revolution, such as coding, robots, and drones, from 22 to 27 this year.

It is also planning to support artificial intelligence (AI) and metaverse education, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) equipment and educational contents.

In addition, following the establishment of digital studios in elementary, middle and high schools last year, this year, equipment and software for distance learning will be provided.

Gangnam-gu mayor Jeong Soon-gyun said, “We will invest generously in nurturing future talents who will lead the era of the 4th industrial revolution by securing a solid education budget worthy of the reputation of ‘Gangnam, the leading education district’.”