어학교육연구원에서는 2011학년도 2학기부터 원어민 교수들의 공동의 노력으로 실용영어회화 교과목의 교과내용을 자체적으로 개발하고 모든 수업자료를 MOODLE 시스템에 등록함으로써 교과서가 필요 없는 수업환경을 실현하였습니다. 교과내용을 공동으로 계획하고 유사한 수업자료, 수업활동, 수업평가, 수업규율 등을 사용함으로써 교재를 사용하지 않고서도 교과내용의 표준화를 달성하였고, 이러한 노력의 결과로 지금까지 학생들의 교재비를 약 2억6천만원을 절감하였습니다. 어학교육연구원에서는 학생들의 교과목 수요를 반영한 교과내용 운영을 위하여 학생 여러분의 의견을 적극적으로 수렴하고 있습니다.
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 12 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.