KOREA: Association links newspapers with English learning

The English Newspaper in Education Society of Korea aims to teach journalism and reporting techniques in English

The Korea Herald
Thursday, September 25, 2008

The English Newspaper in Education Society of Korea was launched yesterday, with some 100 journalists, English-language professors and teachers joining forces to start a new educational body to help improve English learning in Korea.

The association aims to teach journalism and reporting techniques in English through English-language dailies published in Korea, offering newspaper-oriented learning materials for public school English classes.

The group's founding members include Park Chang-seok, former managing editor at the Korea Times, who will serve as chairman for the association; Yu Kun-ha, managing editor of The Korea Herald; Kim Hyung-yeop, professor at Korea University; and Ahn Young-sup, professor of Myongji University.

The association wants to sign on journalists from English-language newspapers, English professors, and public school teachers to work on developing and distributing teaching guides aimed at linking journalism and newspapers in the education field.

The newly formed association said it will hold special lecture series, seminars and writing and reporting competitions for English learners in Korea.