Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A.
College of Liberal Arts
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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.
Kopperud, Dan, "An Investigation into the impact of native English speakers on Korean English Teachers" (2015). Culminating Projects in English. 43.