English zones = more English teachers?
My Korean classmates and I had a 3-hour “coffee break” in Itaewon yesterday. They mentioned that the government will push for the “teaching of English in English” program. They also said that English teachers from non-native English countries would be hired aside from the native speakers. I’m not sure how accurate their news is but this article in Korea Times might “confirm” that the country might hire more English teachers next year:
Apartment complexes will be able to build English immersion zones and facilities for residents from next year, the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said Wednesday.
Read the full article on English zones allowed in apartments.
With all these plans, will Korea finally allow non-native speakers of English to teach in the country? We can only wait and see…