UN SDG Book Club Korea: Intensive English Study

(Virtual, 8-week curriculum)

‘UN SDG Book Club’ is a youth book discussion group initiated by the United Nations Publications, to teach the international youth about the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But, reading is just the first step. The ‘Intensive Reading/Writing Study’ is an intensive and professional English class based on the high-end English books selected by the UN selection committee including the UN Publications and the International Publisher Association in New York, USA.

Based on the international model UN curriculum, the study program consists of individual/group English discussions and/or case studies, Model iBT TOEFL test, and expert feedback using the US Educational Testing Service (ETS). All participants are expected to achieve in-depth educational book reading skills as well as report writing skills by writing academic essays on the monthly theme, 2030 Agenda and the UN SDGs.


Grade 8 - Grade 12

Intermediate level of English


On weekends

2022 Autumn


Detailed curriculum and class materials may change after consultations regarding students' academic levels.

Week 1 (October 15)Class Orientation
Week 2 (October 22)Understanding the SDGs
Monthly Theme (SDG 4: Quality Education & SDG 5: Gender Equality) Study
SDGs Presentation
Week 3 (October 29)Book Discussion from UN Selection Committee's Reading List
[Assignment] Book report on Malala (Author: Malala Yousafzai | ISBN: 9781526361592)
Week 4 (November 5)[Special Session] International Model United Nations
Week 5 (November 12)United Nations Report Analysis
UNICEF Annual Report (2021) (click)
UNDP Annual Report (2021) (click)
Week 6 (November 19)Academic Writing Guidelines 1
Topic: Academic Vocabulary
Week 7 (November 26)Academic Writing Guidelines 2
Topic: Organizing Paragraphs
Week 8 (December 5)Case Studies
Executive Summary – Background – Case Evaluation – Proposed Solutions – Conclusion – Implementation – References
[Assignment] Short Essay on SDG 4 (500~700 words)

Mentor Group


Hope to the Future Association

Tel. +82-2-6952-1616 | glec@hopetofuture.org

Addr. Dana Bld., 4F, 176 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Biz License 120-82-10661