Korea: 53% of Foreign Tutors Lack Teaching Degrees

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Sun Jan 27 21:48:11 UTC 2008

Forwarded From edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

The Korea Times

53% of Foreign Tutors Lack Teaching Degrees

More than half of foreign teachers at elementary and secondary schools
have no English teaching certificates. Of 3,808 native
English-speaking teachers, 2,002, or 53 percent, didn't have teaching
certificates such as TESOL and TEFL as of September 2007, according to
the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, Sunday.
TESOL is short for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and
TEFL means Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Among 1,806 foreign
nationals who hold English teaching certificates, 532 teachers had
teaching licenses from their countries, 1,134 had TESOL or TEFL and
140 had both.

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