ERIC Number: ED534483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Protectionist Measures in Postsecondary Ontario (Canada) TESL
Jambor, Paul Z.
TESL in Ontario, Canada, seems to be on an inauspicious path by having set up non-tariff protectionist measures in an apparent attempt to keep out a multinational TESL workforce, effectively going against the spirit of globalization. This paper highlights some of the differences between South Korean TEFL and TESL in Ontario; for the most part contrasting the protectionist practices and the influence of TESL Ontario, on the local TESL industry, to that of a relatively open and unrestricted TEFL industry in South Korea. Essentially, Ontarians may lay a strong claim to having a good command in the Canadian variety of English, as outlined by the Canadian Language Benchmarks, but it is nonetheless the South Korean TEFL industry that Ontario TESL providers have much to learn from in terms of ethical practices, from an international point of view. Should Ontario TESL providers wish to learn some valuable lessons, as outlined in this paper, they could turn to the South Korean model and learn some highly valuable lessons. An appendix presents "Accredited TESL Training Institutions."
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; South Korea