Enhancing English in Ecuador: Exploring Korean English Educational Policy Innovations.

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Chriselle Domenica Espinar

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Introduction. Ecuador requires the incorporation of new educational policies that meet the needs of English in today's society. One of the strategies required to solve this problem is to develop alongside international educational trends. Objective: This article explores the proposals in the teaching of the English language within the educational system of South Korea such as the EPIK and FSP, showing alternatives that may become applicable in the Ecuadorian context. Materials and methods. This review is qualitative, exploratory and descriptive in scope. Information related to the needs and challenges faced by EFL contexts was recovered and organized into three main sections: (1); Specific needs of the teaching-learning of English, (2); What about teaching English in South Korea? (3); Challenges of the EFL Context. Results. It was agreed that in Ecuador and Korea, students feel great difficulty developing productive skills (speaking / writing). Conclusion: Further research can take this article as a reference of the successes and challenges of EFL contexts to create more policies that can be implemented in such a way that schools, government and teachers are encouraged to take advantage of the variety of opportunities and overcome the challenges.

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Espinar, C. D. . (2021). Enhancing English in Ecuador: Exploring Korean English Educational Policy Innovations. Revista Iberoamericana De La educación, 4(3), 52–77. https://doi.org/10.31876/rie.v4i3.67
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