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