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ERIC Number: EJ998274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0979
The Viability of English Television Programs inside of South Korean Classrooms
Kines, Scott Wayne
Journal of International Education Research, v8 n3 p183-196 2012
English television programs have been incorporated within public-school classrooms in western countries for a long time to capture student interest in various subjects. Many researchers favor English programs as a partner inside of classrooms while others hold negative perceptions of the concept. However, there is little research to provide a better understanding of how English television programs have been accepted within South Korean public-school EFL classrooms by teachers and public administrative professionals. Since South Korea's Ministry of Education is aggressively identifying alternative ways to reduce household spending on private English education, this study attempts to determine if English television programs can be a viable partner in South Korean EFL classrooms. Fifty public-school EFL teachers covering schools in Seoul, Bucheon, Suwon, and Incheon were surveyed to provide better insight. A majority of the participants indicated they instruct their students to watch English programs as a part of their lesson plans, but this study also indicates the strategy has been applied sparingly. (Contains 9 tables.)
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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