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This paper describes a teacher training program for native English-speaking teachers who teach children at hakwons (private English-teaching institutions) in Korea. The emphasis on English as a necessary skill in the global economy has caused a kind of ‘English fever’ to sweep the nation. A massive number of native English speaker are being rushed to Korea to teach English in hakwons. The majority do not have a background in teaching English. This has caused widely publicized discontent among stakeholders such as parents and difficulties for the teachers. This paper outlines a teacher training program specifically designed to provide basic teaching skills for these teachers. The paper articulates the ten sets of principles that guide the inexperienced and untrained novice teachers. In addition, it describes the training program and introduces a sample session on games among the 21 sessions in the program.


Teacher Education and Professional Development