Monday, February 1, 2010

A Whole Bunch of Creepy....

Here is an article from the LA Times that ran on the 31st.  It's about an Anti-English group in Seoul that has gotten into some shady stuff.  Some of the highlights include:
  • "Then he follows them, often for weeks at a time, staking out their apartments, taking notes on their contacts and habits."
  • "members have spread rumors of a foreign English teacher crime wave. They have alleged that some teachers are knowingly spreading AIDS, speculation that has been reported in the Korean press."
Also in the news have been reports of a well known SAT instructor being abducted by a private institution and being forced to renew his contract to teach an SAT prep course.  Here is the article from the Korea Times.

One more bit of information in the Korea Times is an article about Korea predicting robots will be teaching English language classes and native language teachers no longer being needed here in the country.

Sounds like Korea is in good shape, putting the development and well being of the student first!  As long as they are sitting nicely and can regurgitate things from the workbook everything will be super!

On a positive note I'm at the halfway mark.  I've got 6 months left and then off to Europe.  Almost done mapping out countries and cities.  3 day weekend coming up next week, followed by our schools winter festival and kindergarten graduation.  February is going to fly by.  Also making the switch from Blogspot to WordPress in the next few days.  I'll keep things posted on here.

Listening to The Ting Tings Fruit Machine.

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