Teaching English in South Korea
Buena Vista University has a special partnership with Chungnam Internet High School in South Korea that enables BVU students to travel to Korea during interim to engage in a brief, intensive English teaching practicum with school-age Koreans supervised by one of our faculty members. CIHS wanted their students to have additional experiences with native English speakers, and sought our assistance in developing this program, which will be in its second year in 2012. In 2011, this program enjoyed great support from the CIHS students and their parents, who made special efforts to host our students and faculty, make them feel at home, and provide them with memorable experiences beyond their teaching work. One of the goals of this program is to encourage Buena Vista students to consider teaching English in South Korea or other international locations, as well as to encourage South Korean students to think about attending BVU. The two participating students in 2011 both graduated in May and are now teaching abroad.