Yeah, getting native speaking teachers in every school would help Korea speak English better. . . but there's more to it than just sheer numbers.
My new philosophy is “Do as little as possible”.
If a student asks for help then I will help. If they don’t, then I won’t. I will teach the students who care and claim there wasn’t enough time to give everyone individual attention. The end result will be the same, so why should I stress myself out in a system that cares more about making everyone look good than about what the students learn?
I'm sure Korea's not the only place this happens. . . but wherever it happens, how dispiriting.
Sigh. Hang in there, Otto.