24 Mar '11, 8am

N.Korea hires more foreign English teachers

SOUTH KOREA - SOUTH KOREA has hired thousands of foreign teachers to meet the increasing demand for English education. Little is known, however, about North Korea's interest in the subject. But news reports say that North Korea recently requested that a Canadian relief agency send English teachers. The Mennonite Central Committee will select two English teachers and send them to North Korea to teach from September this year until July 2012. The agency said that this is the first time North Korea has requested for English teachers and believes the move is meant to enhance the English-speaking ability of students. Another agency in New Zealand has posted a notice on its website recently, saying they are raising funds to send a voluntary teacher to teach for three months in 2011 in Pyongyang, according to the Radio Free Asia report on Tuesday. The NZ-DPRK Society sent the fir...

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