Korean high school teachers visit MC for training in English

July 21, 2003

Twenty-one high school teachers from Korea will spend the next month at Maryville College, improving their skills as teachers and improving their own knowledge of the English language.

The visit has become an annual one.

According to Kelly Franklin, director of international services and the Center of English Language Learning (CELL), the visits are directly related to the South Korean government’s push to “internationalize” the country so that it can compete in a global economy.

In addition to classes, field trips to local tourist destinations are on the teachers’ itinerary.

WHO: High school teachers from the Kyonggi Province of South Korea.

WHAT: Month-long visit to improve teaching and English skills. Arrival: July 21; departure Aug. 15.

WHEN: Classes will be held Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., in Fayerweather Hall.