NIIED will hold an Essay Contest for Guest English Teachers in Korea. The purpose of the contest is to find a way to improve EPIK, encourage current GETs and the officials in charge, and enhance the quality of English education. GETs with excellent works will be given awards and prize money.
□ Contest Subjects
- GETs' experience in adjusting to Korean customs, overcoming cultural barriers and conflicts with Korean teachers and students.
- Ways to improve English education
(After-school English program, extra-curricular activities, English training for
Korean teachers, etc.)
More information available from their message board, post number 64. The link seems to change a lot, so if it's broken just go to the main page and click on "What's New?"
I haven't yet decided whether I'll whip something up yet for it. This month has flown by, and I don't know if I'd be able to "whip up" anything in a few days. The cash prizes are tempting, but I don't know if I'm in the mood to trot out my hobby horses again, and bring up the themes that time and time again are basically held as truths among other native speakers but dismissed outright by Korean colleagues. Might just cause nothing but trouble and be an exercise in frustration.