Capstone Project Title
English language education in South Korea has complex layers. Ideas of Westernization, globalization, neoliberalism, native-speakerism, language ownership, culture, and identity all play a role in how Koreans view themselves as English language learners. Guest English-speaking Teachers (GETs) should promote student culture and identity to empower students as English speakers in a globalized world and work against ideas of native-speakerism and Westernization. The project created is a website for new and current GETs teaching English in South Korea. Based on research on culture and identity in English language learning in Korea and critically and culturally sustaining pedagogy, this website is meant to provide GETs with resources and activities to learn and critically reflect on teaching practices that better promote student culture and identity. The activities provided on the website incorporate active learning for teachers to critically reflect on their own social identities, teaching practices, and understand their students’ perspectives. This website is also a place of community for GETs to share their experiences and work together to support each other's work towards promoting student culture and identity in their classrooms.
ESL/ ELLs, International Teaching, Teachers/ Teaching
Olsen, Tracy, "How Can Guest English-speaking Teachers Best Promote Students’ Identity and Culture in South Korean Schools" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 970.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects