The English Teaching Robot
Call it the job Terminator. South Korea, which employs some 30,000 foreigners to teach English, has plans for a new addition to its language classrooms; The English-speaking robot. Students in a few schools started learning English from the robo-teachers late last year; by the end of this year, the government hopes to have them in 18 more schools. The brightly colored, squat androids are part of an effort to keep South Korean students competitive in English. Not surprisingly, the proposal has worried a few human teachers-and with good reason. Experts say the robots could eventually phase out flesh-and-blood foreign English teachers altogether
잡터미네이터라고불리우는 이 로봇은 30,000명의 외국인 영어교사를 고용하고 있는 한국에 새로운 혁신을 가져오고 있다.
전문가들은 이 로봇이 결국엔 한국의 외국인 영어교사의 자리를 위협하게 될 수도 있을 것이라 전망했다.