English teaching in Cheongju, Korea is being further expanded thanks to a new program involving foreign teachers educating through the use of picture books.
The Department of Global Citizenship Education at Chungcheongbuk-do International Education Center is operating its first English picture bookstore concept with native English teachers in Korea.
Classes will be held for 4 weeks from May 17 (Tuesday) to June 10 (Fri) for a total of 18 students from the 4th grade of the elementary school to the 1st grade of the middle school in Cheongju from 16:00 to 17:30 on Tuesdays and Fridays for 4 weeks.
The course is divided into three classes: upper, middle, and basic so that students can choose the class that suits their level. Individually customized instruction is possible as the classes can be organized in small numbers of students without classifying the grade level.
After reading two English children’s books on cultural diversity, environment, human rights, and peace by a native-speaking English teacher in Cheongju, students can engage in activities such as games, crafting, and discussion after reading to develop not only English proficiency but also a feel for global citizenship.
The advanced class is taught using books like One Plastic Bag, Eco-Wolf and the Three Pigs, the intermediate class with Silly Billy, All are Welcome, and the basic class with The Earth Book, In the Forest.