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July 28, 2004

English Education in Korea (Part 2 of 2)

The Korean JoongAng Daily completed a two-part look at the problems with the country's English education system on Monday. The article looks at the extensive measures taken at both personal and governmental levels to acquire English skills, largely meeting with failure. In particular, the Ministry of Education's English Program in Korea (EPIK) is singled out for criticism. It is contrasted with the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant program, highlighted as something of a success story, as is Japan's JET Program.
How schools fail to teach English

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