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Post-Compulsory Education and Training PGCE Student in South Korea (Summer Programmes)

Post-Compulsory Education and Training PGCE

Yasmin Barreh took part in the Summer School programme at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in South Korea. This opportunity was facilitated by the Outgoing Summer Schools Overseas programme offered by the International Office.


Yasmin South KoreaI have always had a big interest in Korean culture; from music to TV shows, therefore I had a basic understanding of the language. I felt that through this programme, I could develop my Korean speaking and understanding skills.”


“I enjoyed meeting new people and challenging myself in terms of adapting to a culture that is very different from my own. It was great experience and very helpful in allowing me to gain a sense of cultural sensitivity.”

Different education system

“From the Korean Beginners course that I had enrolled in, I felt that the education system was a little more structured than the UK system, however, the lessons were very teacher led, unlike the student-led teaching that I am used to in Birmingham.”


“I have developed my Korean speaking skills and I am now studying using mobile apps and other such language teaching outlets.”

“I believe that I have become more confident in speaking even when I am not sure if the words I choose are correct. I have also become more approachable and less introverted which I believe will help me greatly when I start formally as an English Teacher.”