Students and Their Teachers to Receive Awards for English ProficiencyPublic educational institutions in south Cholla province are offering certificates to high school students and the teachers of students with high TOEIC (Test of English in International Communication) scores.
The move is part of an effort to encourage students to improve their English skills and increase their chances of entering college. Many colleges plan on prioritising students with a high degee of proficiency in English from 2002.
The top fifty students will receive the certificates. The students' teachers will also receive certificates along with the first opportunity of studying abroad.
There are 254 language labs in junior high school and 139 in high school. TOEIC and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) classes are offered by most of the schools in south Cholla province.
by Koo Due-hoon