A program geared to teaching English in Osan is being expanded by the Osan Education Foundation, Gyeonggi-do, which is now running its ‘one person, one foreign language’ education program in 2022, a fun foreign language class with native English teachers, starting at Osan Information High School on April 4th.
According to the foundation, the ‘one person, one foreign language education’ project is a program that cultivates global talents in Osan by learning foreign languages in a natural atmosphere in a fun and exciting way through student-centered classes by native-speaking instructors. Through the project, they are setting a goal so that any student in the school can naturally speak at least one foreign language.
Multicultural classes and foreign language classes (English, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese) are conducted for all elementary, middle, and high schools in this area of Korea. For this class, they have trained English teachers in Korea as well as native speakers from other countries since the beginning of the year, and as a result, a total of 24 native speaker instructors have been appointed.
The appointed native speaker instructors were active in regular subjects, creative experience activities, and free grade system (topic selection, club activities) classes for 4,425 students in 159 classes from 13 elementary schools, 9 middle schools, and 3 high schools in the district. The classes are designed to focus on play activities so that students can interact with native-speaking instructors and become interested in and learn foreign languages and foreign cultures.
The foundation conducted a training course to strengthen the competency of native speakers and operated regular online and offline studies. In order to continuously strengthen the individual competency of native English speakers during class activities, they will not only provide appropriate educational operation, monitoring, and feedback, but also improve the classes through regular councils and evaluations in the first and second half of the year so that both students, teachers, and parents can be satisfied
In addition, following last year, the foundation plans to hold meetings in the first and second half of this year to strengthen the network between the foundation and English teachers in Korea and those teaching other languages and working in elementary, middle, and high schools.