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Teaching English in Gyeongbuk Province

Teaching English in Gyeongbuk Province English Camps

A summer full of successful camps for teaching English in Gyeongbuk Province has come to an end!

The Gyeongbuk Office of Education successfully completed the ‘Happy English School’, which was held for a total of 450 elementary school students at Dongguk University’s WISE campus, Andong University, and Gumi University during two weeks of summer vacation.

This program was prepared to improve English communication skills of elementary school students and reduce private education expenses for parents by using excellent foreign instructors from the university.

A student from Andong Gangnam Elementary School who participated in the Andong University English Camp said, “There are no native speakers at my school, but by participating in the camp, I was able to communicate directly with a native speaker and actually practice expressions I have never used before.”

A student from Pungseo Elementary School responded to the interview, saying, “There was no native speaker class in my 6th grade, but it was great to come to the camp and take a class with a foreign teacher.

A parent of a 4th grader from Pohang’s Duho Elementary School who participated in the Dongguk University English Camp said, “It was hard to drive my child to Gyeongju for 10 days, but it was rewarding because he likes to participate in English classes.” Her son added, “I struggled at first, but after 5 days, I understood about 70% of it, and it was really fun to play outside and conduct classes with different games and activities every time.”

The Gyeongbuk Office of Education implemented the program at two universities in 2021, but due to the high demand for English camps for native speakers, this year, the program was expanded to three universities in the region.

Kyung-Ok Lee, head of the local government’s Education and Welfare Division, said, “It was a vacation where young students wanted to play while using the opportunity to participate in the ‘Happy English School’ camp.

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Teaching English in Jecheon

Teaching English in Jecheon

Programs for teaching English in Jecheon in Korea continue to be innovated by Jecheon Office of Education.

On Monday, July 18, the Jecheon Office of Education held the opening ceremony of the ‘Jecheon Office of Education Global Village School English Career Experience Camp’ for elementary and middle school students, to be held for two weeks at the Daewon University Research Center.

Jecheon Office of Education’s Global Village School English Career Experience Camp is part of the Jecheon Happy Education District project, in cooperation with Daewon University and Semyung University in the Jecheon region, using the universities’ human and material educational resources to provide global education for elementary and middle school students. It is an immersive English career experience program for summer vacation that operates experience-oriented English classes and department experience classes for nurturing talented individuals.

The 2022 Global Village School English Career Experience Camp will be held from July 18 (Mon) to July 29 (Fri) for a total of 60 elementary and middle school students. Students will participate in experiential educational activities. The contents of the camp are from 9:00 to 12:00 (3 hours), communication-oriented English class with a native English speaker of Semyung University, and from 12:00 to 13:00 (1 hour) with a departmental experience class with a professor at Daewon University.

For the department experience, special lectures are offered in the Department of Exercise Rehabilitation, Multimedia, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Social Welfare, Beauty, Biomedical, Emergency Rescue, Hotel Cooking, and Semyung University’s IT Department. In particular, English class materials for each department will be provided in connection with the department experience class and the English class, and in relation with the students’ English writing activities, it is planned to be operated in a substantial way, such as with correction guidance by a native English speaker of Semyung University.

Jecheon Office of Education Superintendent Jeong Jin encouraged students to participate in the Global Village School English Career Experience Camp, and said that he would do his best to provide long-term support to students in Jecheon with a unique and professional education program linked with local universities.

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Teaching English in Incheon

Teaching English in Incheon

Opportunities for teaching English in Incheon are continuing to flourish such as at Incheon English Village.

Incheon Metropolitan City English Village is recruiting new students for the fall semester and is holding a program briefing session for the KITE Elementary School (hereinafter referred to as KITE) and the ECO Kids Kindergarten Division (hereinafter referred to as ECO).

KITE and ECO are immersive English experience programs that break away from the existing infusion-type memorization of English education and offer complete English learning while having fun with native English teachers.

An English Village official explained, “Both programs have been evaluated to instill confidence in English conversation and help form a global mindset through experiential learning and interaction with native English teachers, recording high re-enrollment rates for the fifth consecutive year.”

‘KITE Elementary School’ aims to improve overall English ability through a learning method that overcomes a student’s objection to studying English and inspires students to enjoy learning the language.

‘ECO Kids Kindergarten’ is a program that safely develops basic English skills for children from 5 to 7 years old under the delicate care of native English teachers and Korean teachers in an environment like an international English kindergarten. It consists of a curriculum that can feel both fun and beneficial at the same time.

Incheon Metropolitan City English Village is an English education institution that has been operating various English education programs for the past 16 years with Incheon City Hall since its opening in 2006.

Meanwhile, you can inquire on the official website of Incheon Metropolitan City English Village or through the representative number for more information on participating in KITE and ECO briefing sessions.

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teaching English in Gangwon-do

Teaching English in Gangwon-do counties

Hwacheon County has been among the most active counties facilitating teaching English in Gangwon-do.

The county has particularly been a major help in the high-quality foreign language learning of rural school students through a project to place native English language assistant teachers in the county.

On June 29th, four students from Wonwon Elementary School in Hanam-myeon visited the county office head, Choi Moon-soon.

The meeting was held at the request of the children who wanted to deliver a handwritten thank-you letter to Mayor Choi, who had supported the placement of native-speaking assistant teachers at the school.

The children sitting next to Mayor Choi said, “It is difficult to go from home or school to a private academy in the city, but it is so much fun to be able to play and talk with foreign teachers at school. We want to say thank you and we wrote this letter of thanks.”

Hwacheon-gun is one of the most assertive counties for enabling foreign language education for local students among local governments across the country. A total of 17 native language assistant teachers are currently active in the area.

This year, they secured eight native-speaking assistant teachers for Fulbright, and placed five of them in elementary and middle schools, and three of them are teaching children at Hwacheon-gun’s own foreign language academy.

In addition, the local Ministry of Education is partially subsidizing the budget for the EPIK native speaker assistant teacher (9 students) placement project.

Also, it provides opportunities to experience British and American culture through a homestay program for native English teachers, a public library, and a foreign language academy.

When daily life is restored from COVID-19, the existing middle and high school students plan to expand overseas language training and include backpacking trips.

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English teaching in Yongsan-gu

English Teaching in Yongsan-gu

Programs for English teaching in Yongsan-gu of Seoul continue to spread in various spaces such as small libraries in the local community.

The small library at the Hyochang-dong Community Center in Yongsan-gu, Seoul announced that it would be operating an ‘English fairy tale reading class with a native speaker’ until the 1st of August. The purpose is to make the small library, which started operating in earnest after the lifting of social distancing, be reborn as a local cultural space.

‘English Fairy Tale Reading Class with a Native Speaker’ is a beginner’s English reading class where about 10 middle-aged citizens who have few opportunities to learn English read and talk about English fairy tales with a native speaker.

Lectures are held every Friday with various sessions beginning from 3 pm. Students read an English fairy tale every week and perform a role-play according to the characters, and then conclude with an English fairy tale creation, drawing of the fairy tale, and a simple English test.

Reading Class includes books like Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Lady And The Tramp, Winnie-the-Pooh, Finding Nemo, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid.

The Hyochang-dong library is currently open from 1-5 pm on weekdays. The Hyochang-dong Small Library Volunteer Group is in charge of borrowing, returning, and organizing bookshelves by day of the week.

Yongsan-gu mayor Jang Sung-hyeon said, “Even last year, when it was difficult to operate a small library due to quarantine measures, we have continued to create a good environment for reading books, such as book purchase, book transfer, and mutual loan service. told

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Teaching English in Nowon-gu

Teaching English in Nowon-gu of Seoul

Programs and camps for teaching English in Nowon-gu and other districts in Seoul continue to flourish.

Nowon-gu of Seoul announced that it will operate its ‘2022 Nowon Children’s Native English Camp’ to increase students’ interest in English and motivate them to learn.

This is to increase their interest and confidence in English by providing students in grades 3 to 6 of elementary school who are starting to study English in earnest during the summer vacation, by providing opportunities to experience English in everyday life.

To facilitate teaching English in Nowon-gu, the local government cooperated with Sahmyook University, which has operated an English camp for 13 years, to utilize the university’s high-quality programs and facilities, and to provide students with part of the participation fee to participate in the camp at a low cost. It is expected to draw much attention this year as it is a program that has been popular with parents who have concerns about their children’s English education, but have hesitated due to the expensive education cost of private camps.

The camp is divided into 1st and 2nd phases. The first is from July 24 to July 31, and the second is from August 7 to 14, 7 nights and 8 days, respectively. Students live and experience at Sahmyook University classrooms, gymnasiums, and dormitories.

The target audience is students in grades 3 to 6 of elementary school located in Nowon-gu. A portion of the participation fee for general students is supported by the district and the rest is paid by the individual. Among them, 38 students from families subject to social consideration are selected and the city provides full support for the participation fee.

Students who wish to participate can apply online from the website of the district office from June 13 to 27. If the number of applicants is exceeded, selection will be made by computer lottery, and the final successful applicants will be announced on the district website at 3 pm on Thursday, July 7.

The camp for teaching English in Nowon-gu is a boarding-type camp and is operated as an EOZ (English Only Zone) where you can only converse in English all day. For effective educational operation, 8 classes of 20 students each are organized through a level test, and in each class, one native speaker teacher and one assistant teacher with professional qualifications and experience are in charge of teaching.

One of the strengths of the camp is that it is not hard and boring, but it allows you to naturally learn English through various special activities such as cooking, sports, and games, while having a meal with a native speaker and talking in English. A curriculum has been prepared to induce interest in English and to improve English speaking skills such as basic phonics, practical conversation, vocabulary, and writing.

In particular, considering the characteristics of the camp where young students participate, assistant teachers are assigned to the same floor as the students in the dormitory to live and teach together. At night, on-call staff, assistants, and nurses will be stationed to respond to emergencies, and corona self-kit tests will be conducted four times a week.

Through camps for teaching English in Nowon-gu, the local government selects excellent students by combining their educational attitudes and grades during the camp period. On July 31st and August 14th, when the camp is over, 16 outstanding students will be awarded with certificates from the mayor to encourage active participation.

Mayor Oh Seung-rok said, “Through this camp, students will surely be able to gain confidence in everyday English.”

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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 Mungyeong

Teaching English in Mungyeong

Teaching English in Mungyeong can be a rewarding experience for teachers looking for some Korean culture enrichment through their training programs.

Gyeongbuk’s Mungyeong Office of Education recently announced that it had conducted classroom improvement and Korean culture experience training for native English teachers on June 2nd.

There are 8 native-speaking English instructors working at the elementary, middle and high schools in the local area, possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher, and they are of British, American, and Canadian nationalities. Classes are 22 hours per week, and 22 schools operate on a rotating shift system.

A native speaker from the UK who participated in the training felt happy to be able to participate in the pottery experience where you can feel the spirit of Korea. She said that it was a positive opportunity and was grateful to the Mungyeong Office of Education for arranging this training.

Another teacher who worked as a classroom improvement instructor said that it was meaningful to have time to adapt to the changes and study various teaching methods together through this experience because the English expressions keep changing according to the times.

Meanwhile, Ahn Jung-hwan, director of the education support department at Mungyeong Office of Education, said, “The purpose of today’s training is to improve English language teaching competency based on understanding Korean culture. We will continue to support them to provide public education that improves children’s skills and provides satisfaction through language education and international understanding centered on native-speaking English teachers.”

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Teaching English in Jeju

English Teaching in Jeju at Jeju Foreign Language Learning Center

Programs facilitating English Teaching in Jeju continue to be rolled out throughout the province.

Jeju Foreign Language Learning Center recently announced that on April 27th, the 6th-grade students of Jeju Nam Elementary School had a real environment of experiential learning with a native speaker teacher in the 2022 school year.

The experiential learning consisted of participants’ prior education, cultural understanding education, and real model experiential learning.

In the cultural understanding education component, students had time to understand the cultural characteristics and historical facts of each country of focus, such as the United States, Canada, and South Africa. After that, the experience study room vividly reproduced environments such as airports, hospitals, currency exchange offices, department stores, restaurants, and grocery stores. Students had an opportunity to talk with native speakers using English expressions that can be used in real-world situations.

The students who participated in the experiential learning provided feedback like “I liked the experiential learning because it was real”, “The experiential learning with a native English teacher is so much fun and I want to come again”, “The experiential activity helped me learn English” and “I will continue to do this in the future.”

An official from the Jeju Foreign Language Learning Center said, “We plan to actively support this year’s real environment experiential learning to motivate students to learn English and increase their cultural sensitivity.”

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Teaching English in Chungbuk

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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