Korea: English fever takes hold of pre-school education

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Mon Apr 20 17:59:09 UTC 2009

Joong Ang Daily


English fever takes hold of pre-school education


A ballet teacher watches over a handful of kids on a recent weekday as they stretch in front of the wall-length mirror in the dance studio. 

It looks like a regular dance class except the tutor, a bilingual Korean-American, issues instructions mainly in English, and Korean when necessary.

The kids aged four to seven later take classes on making rice cakes and sessions on violin, painting and gym start later in the day. 

Again, all in English.


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