[[abstract]]A Study of Korea Elementary English Education This study focused on Korea elementary English education, attempted to expound the background factors of elementary English education implementation and policy planning, the intension of elementary English curriculum, the current status and so far effects and elementary English teachers' training program in Korea. Based on the research findings, the recommendations are offered as the future implementation for elementary English education both to Korea and Taiwan. To achieve the above purposes, the research adopted the method of literature review. In the literature review, mostly consulting the data released from the Korea Ministry of education, elementary English curriculum Development Committee, Korea elementary English education Association, and Korea Foreign Language education Association etc. The range of collecting data including the thesis and documents relevant with implementation of elementary English education and teachers' training, the Korea elementary English national curriculum, and the papers from Korean governments related committee. After analysis of the data, reached to the following conclusions: 1. The main factors of expediting elementary English education policy deeply influenced from the rapid undergoing globalization and world-wide trends for strengthening of foreign language education, the gradually increasing needs for acquiring English abilities of Korean people, and “Globalization Steering Committee” as well as “Presidential Commission on Education Reform”'s submitting a series of proposals related to elementary English education. 2. The policy of elementary English education in Korea gradually advanced from 1995, the related strategic planning, however, regarded to be impropriate, partly owing to insufficient time for preparation and planning. 3. The significant features of Korean elementary English curriculum are regarding to individual students’ learning degree, developing activity and task-based teaching program, so as to raise the comm-unication ability of each student. 4. About four years after the implementation of elementary English in Korea, in regarding to the whole effects of education, the results reported as favorable status, but still there are left so many things had to be improved. 5. To cope with the issue of teachers’ deficiency, the elementary Eng-lish teachers’ training in Korea embarked on two divided ways: the pre-service training period of Education college and in-service period of English training program. According to the results, suggestion about the implementation of elementary English education would be offered for Korea and Taiwan, as followings: 1. Suggestions for future implementation of elementary English educa-tion to Korea: (1) The feasibility and reasonability of setting learning goals should be reconsidered. (2) Should develop various teaching models and patterns in elementary English. (3) The pre-service period of elementary English teachers’ training should be focused on the improvement of spoken language competence and teaching ability of students. (4) The in-service period of elementary English teachers’ training should be forced by means of standard training programs. (5) To utilize the educational device and materials available for teaching elementary English, each classroom should be equipp-ed with various educational facilities. 2. Suggestions for future implementation of elementary English education to Taiwan: (1) Construct favorable elementary English education environm-ents. (2) Take significant attention to supply better-trained and equipped elementary English teachers. (3) Taiwan Ministry of education should support to develop various levels of learning facilities and information network services in order to provide a chance that every individual student can proceed a learning with their own levels. (4) In the future implementation of elementary English education, the Taiwan Ministry of education should pay much attention to the issues of learning age getting lower as well as private tutoring out side the schools.
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