Jang Young Chul, a dean at Yeungjin College in Daegu, announced that the Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education has authorized Yeungjin College to train elementary school English teachers in Daegu through TESOL. They will start training the teachers on August 1, 2008.
As a result of this, Yeungjin College and the University of New Brunswick, in Canada, has signed an agreement for developing and supporting Yeungjin’s TESOL program.
Yeungjin College will utilize native speaking teachers, the University of New Brunswick’s TESOL, and their knowledge for their English training program. The Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education plans to educate 30 teachers during the summer and winter vacation for 3 weeks for about 180 hours.
All participants who complete the TESOL program will obtain a diploma from both Yeungjin College and the University of New Brunswick.
The offical from Yeungjin College said it will be the first TESOL training in the community, and they expect that many English teachers will have a chance to develop and improve their teaching and speaking skills. Therefore, elementary students in Daegu will have better quality English classes at their schools.
In addition, Yeungjin College will have more TESOL classes for not only English teachers, but also for college students and citizens.
Translated by Jihye Park
Proofed and Edited by Roxie Quintana