ELFE is one of the representative social clubs in IGSE.Most IGSEans think the name ELFE had come from the friendly and lovely image of “elf” in fairy tale but it stands for Enjoy Library with Fun English. The program takes place in Chun-il children’s library every Wednesday with children under 10. The ELFE members are interested in young learners, especially.
IVY (IGSE Volunteers for Young learners) is one of the longest volunteering club in IGSE which started from 2007.Ivy was established to provide English lesson to the students who cannot afford to have private education. IVY members have taught 1st– 6th grade in primary school students in Sungnae welfare center every Thursday. Approximately forty students are divided into groups by level test. Many students do not have basic knowledge of English and low self-confidence. To help these students, teachers have put lots of efforts to prepare various educational activities to improve students’ phonics recognition, reading and speaking skill. That has been great practical opportunity for teachers to learn characteristics of young learners and adopt theories of language teaching.
Greetings! IGSE-M is one of the social service clubs here at school. As you might guess, M stands for “mentoring.”We teach middle school students, to be exact grade 8 to 9, to help them not only improve their English skills, but more specifically as a mentor, we guide and support them through mentoring. We work with Gangdong-gu Self-directed Learning Center located near Myeong-il station (by cab, it takes about 10 minutes more ore less.) It’s an 8-week mentoring program, meaning we visit the center 8 times total on a weekly basis. Before starting the direct teaching at the center, all members of our team gather and prepare the lesson in advance. We develop 2 main sessions in class: group activities for warm up and individual one-on-one mentoring sessions. IGSE-M is a social service that is very rewarding and meaningful—it’s not just about teaching but it’s more about connecting and making a difference in students to a greater extent. Our mentees are from lower income family and they don’t have many other opportunities like costly private tutoring outside of school. They are such sweet and good students who appreciate your help and make efforts. You are going to love them! Here, we take an open, communicative approach to help our students become a successful and autonomous learner in the end. If you are interested in mentoring teenagers in need as well as designing your own lessons and activities, please join IGSE-M!
SNL is an abbreviation for Seongnae learningSeongnae-dong is the area in which our graduate school is located and so as an effort to support our local neighbourhood we offer an English study and mentoring program. We have a wide range of graduate students from many different backgrounds of English, such as native teachers, public school teachers, private academy teachers and more. And so, we believe that this is a great opportunity for those less fortunate members of the local community who perhaps would not otherwise be able to attend these kind of classes. We offer students an individually specialised curriculum according to the learners needs and wants. For example, if they are studying hard for a particular test, a former public school teacher will help them. Or if they would like to improve their speaking then they have the chance to converse with a native speaker of English. The learning usually takes place on a one to one basis although the groups can sometimes include two learners. At IGSE we study many current theories and methods of English language teaching according to the most up to date sources and research, and combined with the vast experience of our graduate students, creates an extremely professional education environment.