Daegu in South Korea to increase number of English teachers by 236%

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Some local news here from the city of Daegu in South Korea, the third-largest city in the country.

Daegu's Office of Education said on the 25th that starting in 2012, in order to prepare for the national English proficiency test, it would add 252 native English assistant teachers to all its elementary, middle and high schools.

Through the increase of native English speakers elementary schools with at least 24 classrooms of grades 3 to 6 would each have two teachers. The ability to learn from a native teacher, limited to a few grades before, would now extend to all grades.

With this, Daegu's Office of Education will have a total of 572 teachers. In March 2010 there were a total of 242, making this an increase of 236%.

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