+ Grrrl Traveler made a recent trip to Boseong county, and has several good posts about getting there, visiting the tea fields, enjoying local green tea, and being productive in the toilet stall.
+ Steve of Steve and Sandy's Journey emailed today to say they also recently took a trip to Jeollanam-do. And from their site comes a few examples of excessively-difficult English from a recent exam. He comments:
Most kids struggle with saying anything past, "How are you?" and "What's your name?", but they are expected to understand ridiculously complex written questions that most native English speakers would have to read a few times (like I did) to understand.
I took a look at the college entrance exams last year and the large gap between the test items and students' practical English proficiency.
+ The Chronicle of Higher Education has written on South Korean colleges and their ambitions in the online education market.
[. . .]Hanyang has begun a new strategy: to look beyond its borders to attract more students from around the globe. The country exports flat-screen TVs and cars, so why not export high-tech education as well?
"Our market will be in Southeast Asia, maybe Africa, maybe the United States," said Byung Tae Yoo, the university's vice president. The university has even changed its motto, painted with a world map on a wall of Mr. Yoo's office: "To the world, for the future."
+ The informative and prolific Gwangjublog is looking for contributors from Gwangju and Jeollanam-do.
+ Good news: K-blogger Mike McStay's doctor says he's 100% cancer-free.