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[Sponsored Report] Savvy learning for English teachers


Lee Kil-ryoung

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) Graduate School of Tesol was established in 2009 to cultivate leaders in the English education field. When it first opened it offered evening master’s degree programs to 30 students in the departments of English Language Teaching (ELT) and ELT Content Development. The number of students expanded to 45 in 2011, in response to demand for professional English educators.

The Tesol graduate school uses the latest teaching theories and technologies to educate students in TESOL instruction, administrative decision-making and content development. The school is fully equipped with a studio and computer labs featuring state-of-the-art facilities, where students can develop lessons and rehearse for classes.

The school’s curriculum uses the latest ELT techniques by training students to make use of innovative technology and multimedia based on theoretical frameworks. Moreover, the faculty consists of experts in different fields, including ELT methods, linguistics and content development, who teach with the aim of producing multidisciplinary professionals.

Students are expected to take Theory & Practice I and II, Lesson Design, Course Design, Intro to LMS (Learning Management System) and so on as core classes and can choose to create a portfolio or write a thesis afterward. Students are allowed to take classes from both the departments of ELT and ELT Content Development and are thus trained to become multifaceted in aspects of English education. As a result, even those not accustomed to using digital devices usually become experts by the time they graduate.


The field-centered ELT method of HUFS Graduate School of Tesol effectively cultivates leaders in English education. Provided by the company

The English-learning environment has been going through profound changes in line with rapid technological advances. In the past, books and classrooms were the only materials needed for learning foreign languages. Now, ubiquitous learning is possible. Against this backdrop, HUFS Graduate School of Tesol is conducting all classes 100 percent in English and is the only provider of sophisticated ELT programs using information technology or information communications technology in Korea.

“We provide customized programs to teachers at schools and private academies by overcoming restraints of time and space,” said Lee Kil-ryoung, dean of HUFS Graduate School of Tesol. “We believe we have been successfully developing high-quality ELT methods based on savvy multimedia, which is hard for other Tesol programs to keep up with. Our strength lies in field-centered English education, and we will keep providing cutting-edge teaching methodologies.”

HUFS graduate school of Tesol is accepting applications from Sept. 23 to Oct. 2. Application forms and related documents must be submitted during this period.
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