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Poker



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:16 pm    Post subject: Latest announcement of EPIK policy Reply with quote

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2012/10/15/0200000000AEN20121015006000315.HTML

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All schools to have native English teachers next year SEOUL, Oct. 15

(Yonhap) -- The education ministry said Monday it will recruit 2,300 more native-speaking English teachers for the country's primary and secondary schools next year so that each school will have at least one in line with the ministry's emphasis of the new school curriculum on practical English usage.

To revamp public English education and reduce spending on private learning, the ministry has been hiring qualified native English instructors for elementary, middle and high schools to assist Korean teachers in classrooms since September 2009.


From the official government news agency. Does anyone know of why the drastic change of direction from them?


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Poker



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2960872&cloc=joongangdaily

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2,300 Korean teachers of English to be added in 2013

Oct 16,2012
More than 2,300 Korean teachers fluent in English will be recruited for primary and secondary schools nationwide next year, according to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology yesterday.

These teachers will be hired to teach conversational English to students in elementary, middle and high schools, said the Education Ministry, in its efforts to curb the cost of private education and boost a curriculum that places higher importance on practical English usage.

The ministry emphasized that it plans for each school to have at least one English speaking teacher.


Ah, there is some miscommunication somehwere..... why did Yonhap put in the word 'native'... maybe they want Gyopos?
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happiness



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good lord, what is it now, jeez.. is this a way to run a education system?!?

if its for native teachers, then thats a good thing, but they tried that before, and they spent alot of money. so if they DO want natives again, eventually or soon, theyll change directions when a few NETs do a runner for mistreatment/culture shock, etc...

maybe they want to take a chunk of business away from hagwons, which they wont do, because we all know how much parents love the hagwons..i think its too late for people to believe in schools anymore.

even if they want a korean english teacher in there, i bet the parents will want a native to teach their kids, just makes sense.


jeez again?
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andrewchon



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2,300 native Koreans, not gyopos. They want people who can fully comprehend the next ministry directives and teach the way ministry wants them to. 2,300 is a small number. They'll try their best and will get written warnings, and probably find something better to do before the eight years are up.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrewchon wrote:
2,300 native Koreans, not gyopos. They want people who can fully comprehend the next ministry directives and teach the way ministry wants them to. 2,300 is a small number. They'll try their best and will get written warnings, and probably find something better to do before the eight years are up.


I support native teachers. They are better than non-native teachers. Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I've been reading (without any proof, mind you) that EPIK now requires CELTA's.

Somebody is either:

A. Telling lies to sell CELTA certificates
B. Isn't going to find enough teachers to fill classrooms that have a CELTA, thereby will have to waive this unproven new "rule."


Of course, we hear this kind of CELTA crap every single year, and it always turns out to be false.
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Guajiro



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swampfox10mm wrote:
And I've been reading (without any proof, mind you) that EPIK now requires CELTA's.

Somebody is either:

A. Telling lies to sell CELTA certificates
B. Isn't going to find enough teachers to fill classrooms that have a CELTA, thereby will have to waive this unproven new "rule."


Of course, we hear this kind of CELTA crap every single year, and it always turns out to be false.


Where did you read this? Can you provide a link?
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Malislamusrex



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Native means Native English Teacher in 95% of cases people are talking about English education.
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Malislamusrex



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Latest announcement of EPIK policy Reply with quote

I smell an election Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Poker wrote:
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2012/10/15/0200000000AEN20121015006000315.HTML

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All schools to have native English teachers next year SEOUL, Oct. 15

(Yonhap) -- The education ministry said Monday it will recruit 2,300 more native-speaking English teachers for the country's primary and secondary schools next year so that each school will have at least one in line with the ministry's emphasis of the new school curriculum on practical English usage.

To revamp public English education and reduce spending on private learning, the ministry has been hiring qualified native English instructors for elementary, middle and high schools to assist Korean teachers in classrooms since September 2009.


From the official government news agency. Does anyone know of why the drastic change of direction from them?
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nora



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Latest announcement of EPIK policy Reply with quote

Malislamusrex wrote:
I smell an election Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Poker wrote:
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2012/10/15/0200000000AEN20121015006000315.HTML

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All schools to have native English teachers next year SEOUL, Oct. 15

(Yonhap) -- The education ministry said Monday it will recruit 2,300 more native-speaking English teachers for the country's primary and secondary schools next year so that each school will have at least one in line with the ministry's emphasis of the new school curriculum on practical English usage.

To revamp public English education and reduce spending on private learning, the ministry has been hiring qualified native English instructors for elementary, middle and high schools to assist Korean teachers in classrooms since September 2009.


From the official government news agency. Does anyone know of why the drastic change of direction from them?


You need better pronunciation. The word is "erection".
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guajiro wrote:
Swampfox10mm wrote:
And I've been reading (without any proof, mind you) that EPIK now requires CELTA's.

Somebody is either:

A. Telling lies to sell CELTA certificates
B. Isn't going to find enough teachers to fill classrooms that have a CELTA, thereby will have to waive this unproven new "rule."


Of course, we hear this kind of CELTA crap every single year, and it always turns out to be false.


Where did you read this? Can you provide a link?


You mean you can't remember your own posts?

http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?p=2825668



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As I stated in a previous thread recently about TEFL certification, public schools in Korea are beginning to demand at least 20 in-class certification hours. This does not apply to hagwons, but according to the news section on the EPIK website....
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Swampfox10mm



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guajiro wrote:
Swampfox10mm wrote:
And I've been reading (without any proof, mind you) that EPIK now requires CELTA's.

Somebody is either:

A. Telling lies to sell CELTA certificates
B. Isn't going to find enough teachers to fill classrooms that have a CELTA, thereby will have to waive this unproven new "rule."


Of course, we hear this kind of CELTA crap every single year, and it always turns out to be false.


Where did you read this? Can you provide a link?


You mean you can't remember your own posts?

http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?p=2825668



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As I stated in a previous thread recently about TEFL certification, public schools in Korea are beginning to demand at least 20 in-class certification hours. This does not apply to hagwons, but according to the news section on the EPIK
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staygold



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So... they'll be hiring more of those Korean conversational teachers. Confused
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Airborne9



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be election banter alright. But if not could prove interesting all the same.
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jeanie_n



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swampfox10mm wrote:
And I've been reading (without any proof, mind you) that EPIK now requires CELTA's.

Somebody is either:

A. Telling lies to sell CELTA certificates
B. Isn't going to find enough teachers to fill classrooms that have a CELTA, thereby will have to waive this unproven new "rule."


Of course, we hear this kind of CELTA crap every single year, and it always turns out to be false.


I am in the application process for EPIK right now and there is no requirement for a CELTA. However, they will be giving priority to applicants who hold a TEFL/TESOL Certification with a 20+ hour in class component beginning Fall 2013.
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