Korea to replace TOEFL, SAT tests…

From Brian in Jeollanamdo:

If you were the Minister of Education and your country consistently ranked among the worst at English standardized tests in the world, in spite of students spending thousands of dollars each for years or decades studying exclusively for them, what would you do? You’d scrap the test, of course. 

Man, talk about shooting yourself in both feet.  Way to go, Korea, way to go.  Good luck getting your kids into schools abroad.  Oh, wait, maybe that’s not such a great idea anyway, considering that almost half of them quit/flunk out of schools abroad anyway.  Maybe you should just stick with buying residency in foreign countries or having your children adopted by American families, both so that you can qualify to send them to an international school in Korea.  For a country that puts so much emphasis on preparing for tests, it amazes me that they do so abysmally.

Oh man, it just keeps getting better.

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1 Response to “Korea to replace TOEFL, SAT tests…”


  1. 1 Jon @ ALTA February 17, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Hi! I work with ALTA Language Services, a recognized leader in the language testing industry. We are currently looking for TOEFL Students to help develop reading and listening proficiency tests for a private organization. More info can be found here: http://ow.ly/jmZ

    Thanks in advance for your help spreading the word.

    -Jon @ ALTA


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