Relative Advantage Chart

Many of these problems are associated with EFL students specifically. My students live and study mostly in their native country and study English as a means to a professional end. Though English may never be used within a chosen profession, employers use English test scores to better differentiate job applicants. Unfortunately this leads to an environment where students focus more on test taking skills and less on overall communicative ability. Therefore, it is often the case that Koreans have vast, specific knowledge of grammar rules and possess an amazing lexical memory while at the same time have little ability in communicating this knowledge.

The chart below offers examples that not only address specific problems, but keeps in mind that not all Korean students studying English want to learn or see any value in acquiring EFL abilities. Technology integration can help these students explore, on their own terms, the potentialities of English acquisition.

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