Teaching English in Korea through the Metaverse

Teaching English in Korea Through the Metaverse

The Gyeongbuk government of Korea is now utilizing the metaverse for teaching English in Korea.

The ‘Metaverse English Class with Native Speakers‘, run by the Gyeongbuk Office of Education from July 18th to the 29th during summer vacation, is gaining popularity among students.

According to the Gyeongbuk Office of Education on the 5th, ‘Metaverse English Class’ is a new project of the Gyeongbuk Office of Education this year, and is operated for students in grades 4-5 and middle school students.

It will be held real-time in a metaverse space from 7:00 pm to 7:35 pm and 7:45 pm to 8:20 pm for two weeks.

The project promotion team, made up of 22 teachers, developed the metaverse space construction and curriculum from April to June, and the program is currently in its final stage.

Classes are conducted as a team by a native English language assistant teacher assigned to the Gyeongbuk Office of Education and two English teachers at the school site.

When the Office of Education announced two courses: ‘Phonics class for elementary and middle school students to improve basic English learning’ and ‘Class to read English textbooks for middle school students to strengthen English competency’, 1,500 students applied for the course.

Gyeongbuk Superintendent of Education Im Jong-sik said, “Students are very excited to participate in the Metaverse English class with native speakers. There was a request from parents to open more classes and we will do so,” he said.

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English villages in Korea

English Villages in Korea using Education Buses

English villages in Korea have grown in popularity and usefulness for Korean students seeking vivid and interactive experiences with native speakers who are teaching English in Korea.

In one such case, the ‘Visiting English Experience Class-Fun English Bus’ is now being operated by Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village in 2022, which will visit 60 small elementary schools in 23 cities and counties in Gyeongsangbuk-do (Gyeongbuk Province) this year.

The bus visited Cheongha Elementary School near Wolpo Beach in Pohang on the 8th. Kim Gyu-hyeon (5 years old), who participated in the English experience class on this day, said, “It was amazing to meet a native speaker and speak English in person. I hope the fun English experience class will come again next time.”

The 45-seat Fun English Bus has space for various English experience activities instead of chairs. On this bus, four people, including a native English teacher and a Korean coordinator from Daegu-Gyeongbuk English Village, conduct English experience classes for one day, alternating between buses and classrooms for 2 hours each in the morning and afternoon at the visiting school.

On the bus, unique among English villages in Korea, you can find Talent Zone (introduction to various occupations, learning English songs), Culture Zone (Exploring the geography, culture, food, clothing, and housing of various countries around the world), Project Zone (involving project-based classes in a space to operate four experience programs including solar system principles, new and renewable energy exploration activities, etc) and Market Zone (to simulate commerce like buying and selling).

In the classroom, communication activities by subject, such as animals, family, and country, presentation of hobbies and hopes for the future, and simple physical education are conducted so that students can learn English in a fun way and learn about various cultures through experiences.

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