International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Learning To Integrate Democracy Lessons with English Language Storybooks
Suzanne L. Krogh, Kyung Sook Cho

In Korea, English language teaching methodology has been evolving for decades. Currently, pilot schools are exploring the possibilities of content based instruction (CBI). This is proving to be a difficult and complex process with many teachers feeling inadequate to its expectations. It was the goal of the authors to explore ways in which content could be infused in English as a foreign language (EFL) education, using methods that would be easily accomplished by teachers, while providing meaningful and engaging experiences for children. Subjects were university juniors with majors in elementary education and minors in English. Materials for CBI were English language storybooks containing issues related to democracy. With Korea focused on global citizenship, content related to democracy was a logical choice. Methodology involved the students in their own learning while also demonstrating what they could do as professional teachers. The study’s positive results provided ideas for future extensions of the experience.

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