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ERIC Number: EJ948654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1949-3533
Korean Parental Beliefs about ELT from the Perspective of Teachers
Linse, Caroline
TESOL Journal, v2 n4 p473-491 Dec 2011
In South Korea, as in many other parts of the world, children begin learning English when they are very young. Korean parents want their children to learn English as quickly as possible and often make heavy financial and other investments in their children's English language education. English language teachers of school-age learners in Korea often feel pressure and in some cases criticism from parents regarding English language instruction. This article reports the results of a study designed to begin examining the perceptions that Korean parents hold regarding English language instruction. It illustrates how some of their beliefs reflect the latest language teaching research, whereas others are more indicative of traditional Korean belief systems, educational approaches, and methodologies. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea