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With Eased Attendance Cap, 1st Graders at Elementary Schools to Return to Classrooms Almost Every Day

With Eased Attendance Cap, 1st Graders at Elementary Schools to Return to Classrooms Almost Every Day

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean students will take in-person classes more often starting this week, as attendance cap restrictions in schools have been eased amid a recent drop in new coronavirus cases. The Ministry of Education raised the attendance cap, currently at one-third in elementary and middle schools, and two-thirds in high [...]

Mandatory Masks, No Meals Together: Plans Unveiled for Safe Environment for University Entrance Exam

Mandatory Masks, No Meals Together: Plans Unveiled for Safe Environment for University Entrance Exam

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Students without face masks won’t be allowed to enter a testing site for the national university entrance exam slated for December, the education ministry said Friday, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the test. The Ministry of Education unveiled detailed guidelines to safely hold the College Scholastic [...]

English Fairytale Book Titled “Dokdo Gangchi” Available on Amazon

English Fairytale Book Titled “Dokdo Gangchi” Available on Amazon

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean middle and high school students have published an English fairytale book about an extinct sea lion as part of efforts to promote South Korean sovereignty over the easternmost Dokdo Islets. The students of Cheongshim International Academy in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province translated a fairytale that [...]

S. Korean Students Report Likes and Dislikes About Online Classes

S. Korean Students Report Likes and Dislikes About Online Classes

SUWON, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Students from Gyeonggi Province believe that online classes allow them to take classes whenever they want, without having to worry about becoming infected with the coronavirus, a recent study revealed. The downside, however, was that it was harder to concentrate during online classes as many students strayed off to [...]

Telcos Bolster Education Content for Remote Learning amid Pandemic

Telcos Bolster Education Content for Remote Learning amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major telecom companies are beefing up their education content to ride on a trend of remote learning amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, industry insiders said Saturday, as they release services using advanced IT solutions. The resurgence of COVID-19 has forced schools to suspend in-person classes. In the [...]

Survey Shows Different Perception of Parents and Children Towards Children’s English Proficiency

Survey Shows Different Perception of Parents and Children Towards Children’s English Proficiency

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Parents and children have different perceptions toward the child’s level of English at elementary, middle and high school, a recent study revealed. Yoon’s English School, a company that runs a chain of English language schools across the country, conducted a survey of 627 students from elementary, middle, and high [...]

S. Korea to Allow Online Joint Degree Programs Among Universities

S. Korea to Allow Online Joint Degree Programs Among Universities

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will allow online joint degree programs among universities at home and abroad beginning next year, education officials said Wednesday. During an inter-ministerial meeting on social issues, the Ministry of Education presented a series of measures to promote remote learning based on digital technologies in the COVID-19 era. [...]

Elementary Students Lose Chance to Improve Social Skills with Social Distancing a Priority in Classrooms

Elementary Students Lose Chance to Improve Social Skills with Social Distancing a Priority in Classrooms

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — With the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing is becoming a priority in elementary schools, posing difficulties to teachers and students alike. As elementary schools began online classes due to coronavirus concerns, most outdoor play activities such as hide-and-seek and soccer were halted. Teachers are striving to come up with [...]