Tuesday, June 28, 2005

We parted with her friend, and met up again with Jay. Then we traveled to her aunt’s house. Both of her young cousins are studying English, and I was able to look at the books that they read. It was really hard stuff. The Korean government may be expecting a little much out of primary school students, since the things that they were reading in lower school were grammatically as complex as the things that lower school students in the US read. Despite this fact, very few Koreans can actually speak English. I find this very interesting since I actually am seriously considering becoming an English teacher in Asia after I graduate. It may be more important to teach useful phrases than to emphasize grammar so much in my opinion.

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