Seoul Schools “Fight” to Fill Classrooms

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So in America, we say that 30 in a class is far far too big. Private schools biggest selling point is that they have tiny classes, usually hovering around 12 students per class.  The biggest complaint that I hear from public school teachers in Korea is how impossible it is to teach effectively to the 30+ students we usually have in a class. TEFL and EPIK training alike focuses on activities geared at far smaller numbers.

The JoongAng Daily seems to feel that the new 29 average in Seoul is too small–they actually made a favorable reference to the classes of 1982 that averaged 62 students per class. Seriously?!

~shakes head~


So in America, we say that 30 in a class is far far too big. Private schools biggest selling point is that they have tiny classes, usually hovering around 12 students per class.  The biggest complaint that I hear from public school teachers in Korea is how impossible it is to teach effectively to the 30+ students we usually have in a class. TEFL and EPIK training alike focuses on activities geared at far smaller numbers.

The JoongAng Daily seems to feel that the new 29 average in Seoul is too small–they actually made a favorable reference to the classes of 1982 that averaged 62 students per class. Seriously?!

~shakes head~



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