English in South Korea: Yesterday and Today
Thursday, March 10 5:35-5:55 PM Location: Hermitage D
Abstract: A language spoken today is somewhat different from 100 years ago since it has been being changed as new generations use different dialects and slangs. English was taught as the first foreign language until decades ago, but is now extensively taught as a second language in South Korea. English education in South Korean schools has been a lot changed as spoken English is more focused than written one that was more focused in the classroom where authors were as students. Recently online instructions are actively used on English education in South Korea. The ultimate mission of English education in South Korea is that all instructions in K-12 schools as well as in colleges are taught in English in the future. This study shows various data on educational expenses and curricula, and examples of teaching English including an active online platform in South Korea. The study also discusses technologies that have been using to teach English in South Korea.