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Students in Greater Seoul Return to School as Virus Slows, Learning Gap Widens

Students in Greater Seoul Return to School as Virus Slows, Learning Gap Widens

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Students in Seoul and its surrounding area returned to school for in-person learning Monday as new coronavirus cases have declined recently. The measure, which will remain effective until Oct. 11, was introduced following the relaxed social distancing guidelines amid a recent drop in new coronavirus cases. It also reflects [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

No PhD, No Military Service Exemption for Postgraduate Students Serving as ‘Technical Research Personnel’

No PhD, No Military Service Exemption for Postgraduate Students Serving as ‘Technical Research Personnel’

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Postgraduate students serving as ‘technical research personnel’ instead of joining the military will lose their military duty exemption if they fail to obtain a doctorate degree during their service period, the defense ministry said Thursday. The Ministry of Defense issued advance notice for the revision of the legislation containing [...]

Majority of Students Say It’s Okay to Use Digital Textbooks During Class

Majority of Students Say It’s Okay to Use Digital Textbooks During Class

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A substantial portion of students who have the experience of downloading or using digital textbooks through smart devices have a positive attitude towards the idea of using them during class, a report showed Monday. The Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS) conducted a survey of 8,916 elementary, middle [...]

Pockets of COVID-19 Cases Among Teenagers Raise Fear Ahead of Fall Semester

Pockets of COVID-19 Cases Among Teenagers Raise Fear Ahead of Fall Semester

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent rise in coronavirus cases among high school students raised alarm about a bigger risk to school safety, as more schools are considering larger in-person instruction in the upcoming fall semester. According to health officials and municipal governments on Thursday, five high school students in Yongin, south of [...]

More Universities Endorse Case for Tuition Refunds for Classes Disrupted by Pandemic

More Universities Endorse Case for Tuition Refunds for Classes Disrupted by Pandemic

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — More South Korean universities are positively responding to the demand for partial tuition refunds to compensate students for disrupted learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. The National Korea Maritime & Ocean University recently became the first school in the southern port city of Busan to decide to offer refunds. [...]