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Sat, December 9, 2023 | 06:56
All teenagers should attend high schools like this
Founded in 1781, Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, is one of the top college preparatory, or “prep” or “boarding,” schools in the United States. With tuition over $47,000 a year per student, it's also one of the most expensive. Still, Phillips Exeter accepts only one applicant in six, which makes it more selective than all but the most exclusively selective co...
| 2018-01-24 16:41
Today's children 20 years from now
By 2037 children today will be young adults and their world will be different from the one we live in to the point of being almost unrecognizable. Inventions yet to be imagined will foster unforeseen changes in their lives but at a faster pace than we are used to with our internet and smartphones. The snazziest smartphones people can buy now will be useless in ten years and t...
| 2017-12-26 21:43
Test scores, college diplomas are mostly fictions
In Greek mythology, Procrustes owned an inn on the road between Athens and Eleusis. He lured travelers to his inn, fed them sumptuous meals only to fit them to his iron bed. Nobody fit the bed exactly so Procrustes made them fit. If they were too short, he stretched them. If they were too tall, he cut off their legs. He did what it took so all of his guests would fit his iron...
| 2017-09-20 18:39
Why teachers go to Korea
For several years, he taught English composition at the two-year colleges in the city where he lived in Tennessee and in the surrounding towns in Mississippi and Arkansas. The community or “junior” colleges as they used to be called were glad to hire him and others who had mostly studied at the local universities and were willing to teach two or three courses a semester for m...
| 2017-06-14 16:21
Speed reading isn't reading at all
On their first day of college, many students have no intention of spending long hours in the drudgery of studying. With all the extracurricular activities vying for their attention, they want to spend their college days in revelry and avoid the library as much as they can. But how can they do this and still get their schoolwork done? There is a solution, or so it seems, that ...
| 2017-04-19 15:51
Students especially good with English
He began teaching before he was 30, long before he went to Korea. He was in his 40s when he landed at Gimpo Airport in Seoul. In the city where he lived in the United States, he taught humanities and writing courses at the college of art. Every time before he walked in the classroom he would remind himself that all of the students he worked with knew how to do things he could...
| 2017-04-05 16:31
Enjoy studying English
On their own, students will only study a subject if they love it. They’ll make time to study it where no time seems to exist and imagine themselves one day being good at it, which will inspire them to study more. If they love English, they will continue to study it even when they run into the inevitable difficulties that are a part of every subject. They will find ways to ove...
| 2017-03-22 14:08
Should English be a mandatory subject at school?
Park Geun-hye studying English in lockup
Native or second language speakers, it makes no difference
People all over the world are in a rush to learn English and have been for more than a century. So much so, second language speakers of English now outnumber native speakers by more than 3 to 1. No sooner do Korean children barely acquire their own language - mostly by the time they turn three or four years old - many of them begin learning English at private academies in sma...
| 2017-03-08 19:44
Struggling to get better with English
Young Koreans eager to master English watch and listen to native speakers of the language every chance they get. They look closely to see how the native speakers move their mouths and the muscles of their jaws and throats. At the same time, the students move their mouths and the muscles of their jaws and throats, trying as best they can to mimic the moves and sounds of the na...
| 2017-02-15 17:58
Teaching themselves, algorithms benefit humans
Thanks to modern efficiencies, we find ourselves buried under countless stacks of data that only get higher. All the data in the stacks are rich with details about the items almost every person in the world buys, what they like, all the places they have visited and for how long and what they did while they were there, who their friends are, how many times each person has gone...
| 2017-02-01 15:22
Korea to expand visa benefits to accelerate inbound tourism
[INTERVIEW] Ex-NIS chief urges politicians to stop misusing spy agency
Why Korean shoppers flock to Chinese e-commerce sites
Seoul awards honorary citizenship to outstanding foreign residents
Seoul-Moscow ties likely stuck in limbo amid blame game
Will Korea avoid hard landing in housing market?
Hyundai Motor hires former US Ambassador to Korea Sung Kim as adviser
Aging founders return to save struggling construction companies
Hanwha signs $2.4 bil. deal to export infantry fighting vehicles to Australia
Overseas property investments to hinder Korea's securities firms
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
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