서울과학기술대학교 어학교육연구원은 21세기 세계화·국제화에 대응할 수 있는 외국어 수행능력 향상을 위하여 각종 언어교육 및 연구를 목적으로 설립되었으며, 재학생을 위한 정규교육과정과 정기적인 언어능력 평가 외에 각종 무료 어학특강프로그램을 개설 운영함으로써 재학생의 외국어 교육 및 훈련에 힘쓰고 있습니다.
ILER AT A GLANCE:
The ILER provides a variety of language programs to serve the University's English, Korean, Chinese and Japanese learning needs. The ILER has built a qualified, knowledgeable, and supportive faculty where collaboration is valued to design curriculum relevant for our particular students' needs. Programs are largely based on a teacher-created, standardized curriculum. There are currently 20 full-time faculty positions. We have a dedicated language center building which houses all needed facilities: professors' offices, administration offices, conference hall, conversation classrooms with round tables, etc. The ILER is a developing PLC (Professional Learning Community), focused on modernizing curriculum, expanding opportunities for research and publication, and fostering a spirit of intercultural exchange.
The faculty at the Institute for Language Education and Research has been developing an innovative curriculum for the SeoulTech students. They began curriculum development in Fall 2011 to improve the mandatory Practical English Conversation courses. Rather than using a book that targets a general student population, the instructors have developed high-quality learning materials that target SeoulTech students' needs.
The faculty has also committed to using technology to improve the learning environment. They use Moodle, a learning management system, to keep track of course materials, assignments, and progress. Furthermore, they use a variety of technology-based assignments to offer useful and interesting ways to practice English. By creating a bookless curriculum, developing learning materials for SeoulTech students, and integrating technology into classes, the ILER faculty has not only provided an excellent learning environment for over 17 thousand students taking the mandatory courses but also helped save around 255 million won in student book fees over the past four years.
While these successes are notable, the faculty continues to meet weekly to develop materials and resources to improve the quality of learning in all our classes. The faculty at the ILER remains committed to creating a useful and interesting curriculum for the students at SeoulTech.
ABOUT SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech) is a public university located in north-east Seoul, on a verdant, spacious 508,690 sq. meter (125 acre) campus which supports a student enrollment of 13,000. While SeoulTech is recognized for our renowned Engineering, Science, and Technology programs, we also have stellar Business and Management programs, including our new College of Techno Business Fusion, a School of Architecture, a college of Humanities and Social Sciences, and a College of Art and Design.