NewsFaculty hosts language and culture trip for South Korean English teachers

A group of people stand in front of Glasgow Cathedral holding a banner with Korean writing

23 February 2023

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences this month hosted a two-week long language and culture visit for 16 English teachers from South Korea.

This was part of the English Language Teaching, Culture and Education programme. The initiative gives visiting educators the opportunity to take English classes while experiencing Scottish culture and education.

The group, who all travelled from Ulsan in the south-east of the country, had the opportunity to improve their day-to-day spoken English while also engaging in TESOL classes led by the School of Education. 

They gained direct experience of the Scottish education system with a visit to Kirkintilloch High School - where they were welcomed with bagpipes by a pupil -  and had the opportunity to sample Scotland's cultural riches with trips further afield to Edinburgh and St Andrew's.

"This was a great initiative and the feedback from the group was very positive," said Michelle Stewart, Head of Internationalisation within Strathclyde's Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

"It allowed us to engage with Ulsan Office of Education in South Korea and this is a relationship we hope to develop further."