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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type


Degree Name

English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A.




College of Liberal Arts

First Advisor

James Robinson

Second Advisor

Isolde Mueller

Third Advisor

Eric Reynolds

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Korea, co-teaching, native English teacher, Korean English teacher


For the past 20 years, Korean public schools have hired native English speakers to teach English alongside a Korean English co-teacher. The native speaking teacher is often not trained as a teacher, and is tasked with teaching Korean students. This paper briefly looks at the history of co-teaching in Korea and examines what kind of impact native English speaking teachers have on the English language skills of their Korean counterparts. The survey results are from 112 Korean English teachers who responded to a 25 questions which asked for their perceptions of their English abilities before and after working with a native English speaker. This is the first survey of Korean English teachers about their impressions of the impact that working with a native English speaker had on their English skills and language abilities.