‘English fever’ in South Korea: its history and symptoms

  title={‘English fever’ in South Korea: its history and symptoms},
  author={Jin-kyu Park},
  journal={English Today},
  pages={50 - 57}
ABSTRACT ‘Education fever’ drives the demand for English in South Korea today. One professor of politics has recently deplored the current pursuit of ‘English education’ (yeongeokyoyuk) in South Korea as a ‘collective neurosis of English fever’ (Y-M. Kim, 2002). What has brought this current English boom to South Korea? It can be traced back to the traditional ‘education fever’ (kyoyukyeol) or ‘preoccupation with education’ (Seth, 2002). The English boom resulting from the Korean education… 

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