With over 900 students, more than 40 teachers, and a variety of elective classes, SVKS offers a program tailored to the needs of both Korean and American students—regardless of whether or not they speak Korean at home. Our curriculum includes special “conversational” classes where students can practice their skills in a facilitated environment as well as reading and storytelling. And students proficient in Korean are eligible to take the SAT II exam (South Korean high school equivalency exam).
Core language classes include 120 minutes of weekly instruction, followed by 40 minutes of specialty elective offerings selected by students. Our class offerings are taught in a variety of ways to meet our students’ needs–including:
Hanyoung – For students with no Korean background (taught in English)
Chodeung – For students who speak and/or write moderately well in Korean
Seoul -For students fully fluent in Korean (e.g. students temporarily studying in the US)
Hanyoung (Han Young Ban, 한영반) : These classes are designed for students with none or minimal prior exposure to the Korean language. Classes are taught in English and use various teaching methods incorporating many educational games that kids love!
We offer 10 levels of beginning Korean classes: Hanyoung Pre-kinder (age 4), Hanyoung Kindergarten (age 5), Two Hanyoung 1 (Grades 1), Han Young 2 (Grades 2-4), Han Young 3(Grades 3), Han Young 4 (Grades 4) , HanYoung Sessack (Grades 5-7, Beginner) , Han Young Namu (Grades 5-7, Intermediate), Two Hanyoung Yeolmae (Grades 5-7, Inter/advanced) , Han Young Adult Beginner and HanYoung Adult inter/advanced.
Han Young – It literally means Korean(Han)–English(Young). Han Young class teachers are fluent in both Korean and English.
Chodeung (Chodeung Ban, 초등반) : Chodeung ban classes are for Korean Americans who can speak, read, and write Korean. The curriculum used are textbooks specifically designed for Korean Americans published by Education Board of South Korea.
We offer Three Pre-Kinder classes and Three Kinder, two -1st grade, two -2nd grade, two -3rd grade, two -4th grade, one- 5th grade ,one-6th grade, two-Junior High 1, one-Junior High 2 and one-High School.
Seoul (Seoul Ban, 서울반) : Students fluent in Korean and expected to take the SAT II exam will continue their skills in Seoul Ban classes. This level is designed for students who are planning to go to Korea to further their education. The curriculum is identical to the one that is used in the Public School system of South Korea.
We offer two-1st grade, two-2nd grade, two-3rd grade, two-4th grade, two-5th grade, two-6th grade and Three-Junior High classes.