Korea: English, Korean to Get More Weight in Elite School Admissions

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 14:09:28 UTC 2008

Forwarded From edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

The Korea Times

English, Korean to Get More Weight in Elite School Admissions

Beginning this year, foreign language high schools in Gyeonggi
Province will put more weight on English and Korean language fluency
for their admissions, according to sources at the Gyeonggi Provincial
Office of Education Sunday. Headmasters of nine of these schools in
the province announced that a test measuring math and science aptitude
will be abolished, the sources said.
Instead, focus will be on language skills, where English listening and
writing will become crucial. The English test will become more
difficult and specified to evaluate individual's precise English
fluency, they said.

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