The language-learning distance of Finnish and Korean to English

I’ve received some interesting correspondence in regards to my last post about the different between the Korean and the Finnish ESL education models.  Some feel that I have over-generalized my experience and claims, that there are many schools in Korea that teach English just as effectively as any school in the world and that their … Continue reading The language-learning distance of Finnish and Korean to English

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Finnish and Korean English Education and the role the Native English Teacher

I recently watched a documentary about the Finnish school system called The Finland Phenomenon.  Finland ranks #1 in education by almost any worldwide standard or test and it was interesting to get a brief introduction to their school system, their methods, the culture of the country and how people view education.  But one thing in … Continue reading Finnish and Korean English Education and the role the Native English Teacher