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Korea ranks second on the global education index

Notorious for the amount spent on higher education, Korea reaps the rewards ranking second out of 50 countries by Pearson Education on a new global education index called the Learning Curve.

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Teaching adults requires completely different classroom management and tutoring skills compared to teaching kids. The main difference is that adults generally want to be in the classroom, as opposed to being forced by their parents, and are paying a lot of money for their lessons. This means they will judge your teaching ability and expect results so you need to be fully prepared and focused at all times. Rivalry between adults hagwons is usually quite fierce so if students are dissatisfied with your lessons they will move to a rival hagwon and your boss won’t be too happy.





Adults usually attend English hagwons for two reasons. Firstly to achieve a certain objective, for example to improve their English to study abroad or get promotion within their company. On the other hand they attend for fun, to have interaction with foreigner or maintain a level their English because they have lived abroad for some time and don’t want to forget what they have learned.


Teaching intermediate and advanced level adults can be a lot more interesting than kids. They have a passion to study and are generally enthused about you and your life so you can have some really interesting conversations. You can choose a news article or topic and have a discussion about it. The focus is on getting the adults to talk as much as possible. You should observe and correct where necessary as well as introduce natural expressions and sentences that a native speaker would use. A useful tip is when they are talking write down their mistakes on the board, once there is a pause in the conversation, draw the students’ attention to their mistakes and get them to correct their errors.


Teaching lower level adults can be slightly more challenging, you’ll need to have a firm grasp of grammar and syntax and be able to explain things in a methodical manner. Usually a lot of your teaching will be structured through controlled speech and drills, it can be a struggle at times to get adults to talk as they are afraid of making mistakes so the main thing is that you come across as friendly and approachable making them feel comfortable speaking with you.






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