This paper first investigates into the English teaching methods in Korea for the past 100 years or so that may or may not have produced what could be referred to as a codified set of Korean English. These codified set of Korean English that are used by Korean students are investigated into based on a personal experience of teaching English in Korea. The possible origins and linguistic reasons of the codified set of English are suggested along with few action research strategies as how to facilitate better production of English for further future research.
1. Setting the Scene
2. Why an Action Research?
3. Rationale for the Educational Problem
4. 100 Years of Consistent English Education and Testing : Motivations, Investments, Reforms
5. Possible Origin of Codified Korean English
6. The English Curriculum: English or Konglish?
7. Is the Korean Language (L1) affecting the production of (L2) to produce the codified set of Korean English?
8. The Real Educational Problem
9. The Real Action Research: How can teachers do this?
10. Future Implications