Research shows that language acquisition comes naturally to babies and young children, and that a critical period for acquiring language exists from the age of 0 to 7 years old.
Children who have a second language in elementary school are far more likely to become fluent than those who begin learning a second language in high school.
Moreover, research finds that children who speak a second language demonstrate increased creativity, problem solving skills, and higher standardized test scores.
Korean Course Descriptions
Bilingual Preschool Skills Ages 3-5 years
This Bilingual Preschool Skills class will develop not only Korean language skills but overall cognitive, social and communicative skills through highly interactive teaching methods using a multi-sensory approach and dual-language immersion. Children will build confidence through positive experiences by participating in learning activities such as Hangul recognition, Korean story-telling, Korean sing-along, arts and crafts, and dance. Various learning styles using multi-sensory materials will motivate children to enjoy learning!
Kindergarten Korean Ages 4-6 years
This class uses music, art, and role-playing to introduce reading and writing as well as practice speaking and listening. Children will be divided by ability depending on their level of previous experience with Korean language. Children who can speak Korean will focus more time on reading, writing, and advanced vocabulary.
Elementary Korean Ages 6-12 years (Levels 1-5)
This 90-minute language class is designed to provide an interactive environment for students to learn and practice speaking and listening skills necessary for everyday conversation. Level 1 class begins with learning to read the Korean alphabet (Hangul) so that students can read and pronounce new vocabulary and phrases as they progress. Children will be divided by ability depending on their level of previous experience with Korean language.