A news article featured in the Korean Times explains why South Koreans are coming in droves to our shores:
“They come in the thousands every month, eager to learn what is considered as the language of some 1.8 billion people worldwide.
For South Korean students, the Philippines is now a haven as far as learning the English language is concerned. The last five years saw the phenomenal rise of the Philippines as the prime source of English education for South Koreans. Whether they come to the Philippines to study English or sit in front of their computers at home in Seoul and learn the correct pronunciation of English words from a teacher in Manila, South Koreans are bent on learning English as a second language as part of the globalization plan implemented by the government.”
This fact was foremost on my mind during my very first night in Seoul, South Korea. We could not help but laugh at some of the signages that greeted us while we were looking for a nice (read: affordable) place to have dinner. I sure do hope that the following are just examples of the goofiness that attracted Pinoys to Sandara Park and not the poor quality of English education that they get from our country, lol.