Thursday, November 29, 2012

Interesting Thread Over at ESL Cafe

It looks like Seoul National University is cancelling their mandatory freshmen English program, claiming that their students are proficient at English and don't require it.  It will be interesting to see if other unis follow suit, even those whose students are far from proficient (like my current uni, as well as my old one).  If they do, time to start looking for new jobs in other countries :(  Or, develop some sort of specialization.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is interesting! It sounds like Korea is doing all they can to rid the country of ESL teachers - like their strict age policy - but claiming their students are proficient and no longer need to practice? For what subject does that ever work?

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