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제목 : [Internship] EPIK Office, NIIED, Korea 글쓴이 : 국제지역대학원
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Final Report

 

Soohyun kwon, Media, Peace and Conflict Studies

 

I worked as an intern, assisting the EPIK(English Program in Korea) office of the NIIED(National Institute for International Education) for one and a half month (June, 19, 2009 ~ July, 31, 2009).

EPIK is an official program taken by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, which invites roughly 1,500 native English teachers to Korea each year.

My main responsibility was to coordinate interview schedules of applicants for Korean public school teacher, communicate with private agencies abroad and update administered databases and official documents.

EPIK is the only national English teaching program sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Development. By working with the EPIK, I was able to experience the works of the government, having the responsibility of promoting the Korean image abroad. EPIK was under no pressure of having to meet academic objectives, but focused more on practical works. It was a great opportunity for me to learn both official and practical work in this area.

Furthermore, I had the opportunity to contact with people from diverse backgrounds, especially education officials and administrators who took part in improving English education in Korea. Also, EPIK was a great starting point for me to recognize the real situation of the language education faced by the Korean Community.

On the other hand, I was able to network with many EPIK teachers from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and South Africa who successfully passed the EPIK application and came to Korea. The experience I had during the EPIK orientation by sharing cultural diversities among Korea and other foreign countries was also something very remarkable. There, I felt strong responsibility to tell them about the Korean traditional culture and life, and promote them.

Although short in time, the experience that I have gained at EPIK was invaluable. I really appreciate EPIK.




                   

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