Welcome to ESOL Nexus!

About the Program

ESOL Nexus connects South Korean students to a network of International ESOL teachers, world-wide. We cooperate with the Jeollanamdo Office of Education to supplement geographically-remote or economically-disadvantaged students' restricted access to English Language Education.

The Jeollanamdo Language Program (JLP) is a subsidiary of the Jeollanamdo Office of Education, responsible for providing public English education throughout the province. The JLP was founded in response to the Korean Ministry of Education's decision to make English education nationally compulsory in public education from grade 3 to grade 12. As an extension of that policy, the JLP launched a pilot program (J-Distance) in January of 2009 to "reduce the academic gap and therefore guarantee maximum effects of learning through cutting-edge e-Learning systems and custom-made Cyber Learning." The success of that program has since led to expanding J-Distance to include international teachers from outside of South Korea.

The goal of ESOL Nexus is to connect you with your students in Jeollanamdo, via online distance education. Most of what you'll need to get started and continue teaching can be found here on the site.

Joining the Nexus

If you're new to the site and interested in becoming a distance educator, the 'Requirements' link on the left side of the page is a good place to start. It should answer most of your questions about what the gig involves. If you still haven't found what you're looking for, however, please feel free to contact us under the 'Contact' link. Finally, if you feel like all of your questions have been answered, download our application from the 'Apply' link, and send it in with the rest of the required documents. You're better than well on your way at this point!

Once you become a distance educator, we've compiled for you a little toolbox of ESOL goodies under the 'Resources' link. There you'll find general ESOL methodology content, links to other ESOL sites, the CD Rom material and teachers' guides for the courses, as well as some of the lessons we've used in the past, all free for anyone's use.

In either case, please feel free to browse around and use whatever is useful.