1 April 2015

Game on English – Golf launched in Korea

On 24 March 2015, Game on English – Golf (GoE) was launched in Korea, coinciding with the visit by Prime Minister John Key to witness the signing of the New Zealand Korea Free Trade Agreement.

ENZ’s Regional Director, Japan and Korea, Lisa Futschek tells the Prime Minister about the group assembled at the table, who included members of the New Zealand Alumni Association and a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia and Chair of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, Simon Walsh (second from left)

Game on English is an edu-sport programme that combines intensive English language classes with top quality sports training. Game On English – Golf is aimed at talented young Koreans, 13 years and over, who want to become professional golfers.

“Game On English combines New Zealand’s expertise and passion for sport with our education system that consistently ranks amongst the best in the world,” said Lisa Futschek, Education New Zealand’s Regional Director for Americas, Japan, and Korea.

“With an estimated 70,000 Koreans passionate about golf, and both our countries’ claims on World #1 women’s golfer Lydia Ko, it seemed the obvious sport to test out the Game On English market in Korea.”

To launch and raise public profile of Game On English in Korea, four young Korean golfers will be awarded scholarships to spend a month in New Zealand working on their game with the professionals at New Zealand’s Institute of Golf while improving their English at English language school, Unique New Zealand.

Applications for these scholarships will open in mid-2015.

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