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file South Korea: Its official. The ban on afterschool classes will start March 2018

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Its official. The ban on after school classes will start March 2018 for 1st and 2nd grade students. Now its up to your regional education offices to implement it. We are under the impression its almost certain to be implemented nationwide.

Translated from Google translate service:
Primary and Secondary After-school English Lessons Prohibited from next year

The Ministry of Education "Extension of Enforcement Dec ... "Increasing burden of private education expenses for low-income class"
Parent-Teachers Resent

English classes for first and second grade students are prohibited in after - school classes at elementary schools starting next year. The Ministry of Education announced on the 29th, "We have decided to make the first and second grade English after school classes for elementary school allowed until Feb. 28 next year. The criticism of raising private tutoring and parents' opposition are expected.

At present, elementary schools in Korea are prohibited from teaching English in the first and second grades. This is because the Special Act on Promotion of Normalization of Public Education and the Regulation of Preceding Education requires that students learn English from the third grade. At the time of the enactment of the special law in 2014, however, the government made it possible for the after-school school to teach English to elementary school students in elementary school temporarily until February 28, 2018, It was a measure to take countermeasures from parents that "If you do not teach at school, you should add more private tutoring."

Parents have the advantage of after-school English classes, that they are much cheaper than private institutes, that children in families who do not have enough financial resources have the opportunity to learn English, that classes are made in schools that they can trust, And that lessons are going to play less in schools than in schools. Last year, 44% of the total demand for English classes in elementary school between the first and sixth grades in Korea occurred in the first and second grade, so English was the most popular class in all after - school classes. As a result, there has been a growing demand for the education system to extend the permission for English classes for elementary school 1st and 2nd graders, which expire in February next year.

In the field, the effect of private education expansion due to the prohibition of English classes after first and second grade after school is on the rise. Mang Kang, a 35-year-old who has a first-grade child, said, "I heard that English classes after school will be abolished from next year, so I went to an English institute near the school. It was five times more expensive than after school classes and I was so upset and disturbed. "

Lee Jun-ho, a co-director of the National After-School Corporation, said, "This decision will break down the small after-school companies that have been responsible for education and caring, and will only satisfy the private education industry." 7,000 Korean and native English teachers It will be a big chaos in the sudden decision. "

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