Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions About Programs

What kind of training programs do you offer?

GIFLE is a training facility that exclusively provides professional development programs for educators and general administrative staff in Gyeonggi Province. Our programs can be divided into two types: programs related to the improvement of teaching methodology and programs related to the development of language proficiency.

Teaching Methodology Programs

In these courses, the trainees learn about new ideas or techniques that they can use in their classrooms. A variety of topics are covered during the training programs. Some topics that have been taught in the past are Performance-based Assessment, Project-based Learning, Online Teaching Techniques and Tools, and Differentiated Instruction. During the program, trainees participate in lectures and presentations and share their ideas and experiences in group discussions.

Sample Teaching Methodology Programs:

  • EPIK Teacher Training Program
  • Professional Development Program for Elementary/Secondary Teachers
  • Using English in English Classroom (UEEC) Program for Elementary/Secondary Teachers
  • English Conversation Teachers Program

Language Proficiency Programs

In these courses, the trainees desire to improve their language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) through content-based instruction. The trainees may be teachers who want to improve their language skills for classroom use. Or the trainees may be administrative staff who need to communicate with English speakers either domestically or internationally.

Sample Language Proficiency Programs:

  • English Conversation Program
  • Local Official’s English Program
  • Global Leader’s Program

How do I register for a training program?

All of our training programs can be registered on GIFLE’s Korean webpage: Click on “수강신청” on the bottom left corner of the webpage, find the training program, and follow the directions on how to register for the program.

Each training program has a supervisor in charge of it. For more information on the training program, you must view the official memorandum regarding the training program and contact the supervisor in charge.

All of GIFLE’s training programs are offered exclusively to educators and administrative staff in Gyeonggi Province.

What is the format of the training programs?

There are three formats of the training programs: in-person, online and blended.

During in-person training programs, trainees have the opportunity to visit the GIFLE campus. They get to take modules face to face with the instructor and other trainees. There are opportunities to network with other trainees and use all of facilities.

Online training programs are offered for those who are not able to come to our Anjung campus. The courses are offered in two parts: synchronously and asynchronously. Before and after the training programs, trainees may have to view various online or video content and do an assignment to preview what they are going to learn. Then the trainees will meet their instructors through Zoom Video Communications to take the actual module(s).

Blended Training Programs are a combination of in-person and online formats. Trainees get to learn with a portion of the program being online, either synchronously or asynchronously and the other portion of the program being in-person. The administration of the blended programs is various. It depends on the type of program offered.

Due to Coronavirus, the vast majority of our courses are online via Zoom. However, in the future we hope to be able to resume in-person and blended training program

Practical Questions

Where are you located at?

We’re located way out in Anjung, Pyeongtaek. It’s a bit rural and can be difficult to get to, so please check out the about page for a complete address.

Do you have on-site parking?

We offer free on-site parking for visitors and trainees. There are plenty of spaces available in front and behind Challenge Hall.

Are there any accommodations on GIFLE campus?

When completing an in-person training course, we offer a two-person, shared dormitory room. There is also a gym, yoga studio, screen golf practice facility, ping pong tables, and billiard tables in the basement of the dormitory that trainees may use while staying in the on-site GIFLE accommodation. There is also a cafeteria where delicious meals are prepared and eaten.

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