Students of the College of Business at Sangmyung University in Seoul study current affairs in English using The Korea Herald as part of their regular curriculum for the spring semester.
In the “Business Communication” class, students choose news articles to bring and discuss the topics in groups, according to Choi Eun-jung, a professor at the department of business administration.
“I wanted to introduce students to the newspaper and get them interested in a wide range of current events, not only in business but also national issues,” Choi told The Korea Herald.
“It is important for students to have macro-scale viewpoints, and the best way is to read a daily newspaper,” she said.
Choi, who has been teaching at the school since 2011, noted that few of her students had read newspapers on a daily basis but they now seemed to enjoy it.
“My goal is for them to make a habit of reading the newspaper, and keep up on social affairs and daily news,” she said.
“I believe this will be very beneficial for them to have broad perspectives in business communications,” she added.
By Oh Kyu-wook (firstname.lastname@example.org