All posts tagged "English"

  • (NEWSis)
    English immersion bans constitutional: court

    By Chung Ah-young The Constitutional Court has ruled that the government’s order to ban English immersion programs for first and second graders in private elementary schools is constitutional. The court ruled unanimously on Thursday that the ban...

    • Posted February 25, 2016
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  • (Korea Times file)
    Foreign language contest for monks to be held next week

    How good are monks at English? Intuitively, they would not need to study the language, as Buddhist scriptures are in Chinese characters, and monks mostly spend their time in temples, away from the brouhaha of worldly life....

    • Posted September 3, 2015
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  • Charles H. Kim Elementary School teacher Michael Park teaches English conversation to a YMCA class. (Park Sang-hyuk/Korea Times)
    ESL courses attract LA Koreatown ahjummas

    English classes have drawn the attention of Los Angeles’ middle-aged Korean female population, commonly known as “ahjummas.” ESL courses in two levels, beginner and intermediate, held by the Korean American Federation and the YMCA, kicked off last...

    • Posted July 1, 2015
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    Full Korean-English book series of famous Korean short stories published

    SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) — A local publisher said Tuesday it has published the last batch of famous Korean short stories written in both Korean and English, completing a three-year ambitious publication project. Seoul-based Asia Publishers Co....

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • Senior students of a girls' high school in Seoul take a trial examination in preparation for November's College Scholastic Ability Test on June 12, 2014. (Yonhap)
    S. Korean students think English curriculum impractical

    By Jung Min-ho Seven out of 10 middle and high school students in Korea are dissatisfied with English education in classrooms, a survey showed Wednesday. The survey, published in the latest edition of a journal from the...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • A student takes a high school English exam in Seoul. (Kim Joo-sung / The Korea Times)
    English divide deepens in Seoul

    By Sung Yeon-ju High school seniors in affluent areas of Seoul have widened the gap with their counterparts in poor areas in English test scores on the standardized college entrance exam, a recent study shows. On the...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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CEO of Debate for All
    “Koreans are learning English incorrectly”

    Debate lecturer Yi Ju-seung believes in  ”No script” policy By Jung Min-ho Korean education is often criticized for its heavy reliance on rote learning, particularly in the teaching of foreign languages such as English. Yi Ju-seung, a...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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