Unqualified foreign kindergarten English instructors triumphant... management and supervision of the messI'm shocked... that NoCut News just figured out that this is going on.
[CBS 3rd in a series] Kindergarten system should be 'shaken up' and completely reorganized
Many kindergartens illegally have expensive English classes by hiring native speaking instructors with no qualifications.
A kindergarten in Seoul. The kindergarten fee for one month is 1.1 million won, but its student quota is already exceeded. It is so popular that currently there are dozens on a waiting list.
At other hagwons in Seoul the fee is over 1 million won, yet they are so crowded that they are not easy to enter.
One hagwon explained that, "Because we hire native speaking instructors for intensive English classes in the morning and afternoon, it can't help but be expensive."
A number of hagwons which have fees like this have been confirmed to be hiring native speaking instructors with no qualifications.
The current Immigration Control Act regulations prevent native speaking instructors who have received the conversation instruction E2 visa from teaching kindergarten classes.
Native speaking instructors with E2 visas are prohibited from participating in regular kindergarten classes and after school classes.
A Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education investigation found that of 711 private kindergartens in Seoul, 30 have native speaking instructors and carry out English education.
In particular, among those 30 kindergartens, it was determined that 11 kindergartens had hired native speaking instructors on E-2 visas.
A recent audit found that kindergartens with unqualified native speaking instructors have been caught, but up until now educational authorities have taken no action.
The Ministry of Education is not even determining to what extent unqualified native speaking instructors are teaching in kindergartens nationwide.
Amidst this, there are not a few kindergartens which teach English during regular class hours, though this is clearly illegal.
This is because, according to the Early Childhood Education Act, the preschool curriculum does not include English as a subject. The Ministry of Education has only opened the way for after-school classes to be able to teach English.
It appears we urgently need to prepare supplement policies to for a general inspection of kindergarten native speaking instructors and educational curriculum together with policies to prevent a recurrence.
It had been nearly two months without a negative article about foreign teachers when NoCut News decided to excrete the article above, which is also the first such article of 2013. Congratulations, NoCut News! This is on top of another accolade, that being of having published the most anti-foreign teacher articles in 2012. Out of 249 such articles, they racked up 24, thanks, in great part, to their "The Reality and Twisted Values of Some White Men" series.
It's probably worth noting that NoCut News is brought to us by CBS, which stands for 'Christian Broadcasting Service,' which outlines its mission here:
The mission of CBS is to establish a society ruled by God’s justice, love and peace. We have endeavored to promote personal and social development based on the Lord's principles. And we have tried to uphold natural right as endowed by God, including their free expressions of conscience.Some of the "unbiased news" published under the influence of "God’s justice, love and peace" include these articles:
As an interdenominational non-profit organization, CBS has greatly contributed to Korean church and society. Especially the ecumenical character of CBS, whose Board of Trustees includes representatives from 11 national church denominations and organizations, enables it to play a central role in the mission of Korean churches.
Ever since December 15, 1954, when it went on the air as the first independent radio station in Korea, CBS has had a reputation for unbiased news and fine music; and its diverse mission programs have fostered the growth of the Korean church.
Having been operated as a nationwide radio network for more than 50 years, CBS met the greatest change in its history in 2002, when it opened its own television station and thus was able to provide higher-level service through various media channels.
Today CBS is engaged in all forms of mass communications: radio, television broadcasting, internet and the smart device. CBS radio’s nationwide network consists of 14 branches, and CBS TV provides programs via cable and satellite to the Korean peninsula and other parts of East Asia. Thus CBS plays a leading role as the major Korean Christian communications organization.
Foreign instructor lives a double life… Caught red-handed with dozens of ‘Hidden Camera Sex’ tapesIt's good that CBS has come to realize a truth not found in the Bible or any of the Gnostic Gospels - that, as he hung from the cross, Christ hoped for a day when a broadcasting service bearing his name would do the utmost to bring those "wine-swilling, lascivious, haughty white Romans down a peg or two."
Yongsan police begin investigation of 'Foreign instructor who secretly filmed sex'
'Foreign instructor who secretly filmed sex' 'expelled' from his university
"The Reality and Twisted Values of Some White Men" Series:
Internet awash with 'ways to seduce Korean women'
What is the reason elementary school native speaking instructors get their hands on drugs?
'Korean women are beautiful, have a drink with me" - the night streets of Itaewon (scroll down)
'Unqualified foreign instructors' can't help but abound.
"Charged with a crime, but whatever"... If they look white, it's OK?
A foreign English instructor: "Secretly recorded sex? That's really disgusting."
After the 'hidden camera sex' report... victim hurt again through 'comment terror'
The 'Hidden camera sex video' could spread... anxious police, idle university
With its 24 articles critical of foreign teachers and white men, NoCut News was followed by Newsis with 23 (though Newsis tends to publish the same article over and over again throughout the day, unlike NoCut News), Yonhap with 16, YTN with 14, Segye Ilbo with 12, Herald Gyeongje with 9, Kyunghyang Sinmun with 8, Money Today with 8, Munhwa Ilbo with 6, and dozens of other outlets with five or less. The total of 249 for 2012 is down from 272 in 2011 and 329 in 2010. Progress!
[Oh, and calling NoCut News to complain about an article may not bring about the best results.]