Tuesday, October 5, 2010
And on the "unqualified journalists" front . . .
A few days ago South Korea's English-language papers all carried stories about how an alarming number of native speaker English teachers were quitting before their contracts were up. Among other headlines , "More English teachers quit" wrote the Korea Times, and "Over half of native English teachers quit job after six months" said the Hankyoreh. The statistics offered in the papers on the 30th and October 1st were all quite different from one another, and didn't realy point to that alarming a trend. Gusts of Popular Feeling has done even more math, research and analysis on this news item, and reminds us it isn't just hate groups like Anti-English Spectrum who damage the reputations of foreign English teachers.