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Globalization and Language Education:English Village in South Korea

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Authors
Lee, Jamie Shinhee
Issue Date
2011
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.47 No.1, pp. 123-149
Keywords
globalizationEnglish language educationEnglish VillageEnglish language ideologiesSouth Korea
Abstract
Discourses of globalization are incorporated into an ambitious South Korean English language education project called English Village, which promotes a unique participation-reinforced English immersion edutainment space for general masses within Korea. Its objectives and visions feature three dominant ideological constructs: (i) global Koreans (ii) economical education alternatives (iii) experiential learning. The findings of the study suggest that English Villages are rhetorically promoted by the language ideology that Koreans need to improve in English to participate in the global economy and that English serves as a practical linguistic tool, not a purpose, to fulfill South Korea’s global ambition. This paper argues that English Villages are part of both processes and discourses of globalization in South Korea.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/86467
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 47 Number 1/2 (2011)
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