Course information (Children)
The Korean Language Course is the Korean School of Amsterdam’s curriculum for adults and children who wish to learn Korean as a foreign language. Students take classes every Saturday from 10:40 to 13:30 in a small-scale, interactive learning environment, guided by approachable teachers – mostly volunteers from local Korean communities. For the Children’s Class, registering means that you study with us for at least two semesters (one year). The lessons start in March each year, and the registration period starts in January. Courses are generally given in English, but select teachers also speak Dutch.
The aim of the Children’s Class course is to learn the Korean language in a fun and effective way. Our class consists of students who are half Korean and therefore, the languages that we use are Dutch and Korean. During the Children’s Class 1, we finish book 1, 2 and 3 of 한글학교 한국어 in one year. This book is made for Korean students in foreign countries. Besides working with textbooks, we also focus on the Korean culture by learning Korean manners, children’s songs and folk tales. In Children’s Class 2, we finish book 4 and 5 of 한글학교 한국어 in one year. Then we move onto book 6 of 한글학교 한국어 which consists of the most advanced and difficult grammars and words. 한글학교 한국어 is a book made for Korean students in foreign countries. Besides working with textbooks, we also focus on the Korean culture by learning Korean traditions, games, cuisine and many more.
There are three lesson hours, each separated by a ten-minute break.
The Children’s Class 1 and 2 courses include a Korean culture-related workshop: Taekwondo. Also, two large school events are held each year, namely the School Arts Festival & Graduation Ceremony in March (often referred to as just the Graduation Ceremony) and the Sports Day in June. These events are traditionally held in most schools in Korea, and the students of the Korean Language Course also participate in them.
Lesson fee is 190 euros per semester (half year). Payment can be made by cash at school or by internet banking.
Bank number: NL72 KOEX 0270 3054 32 Korean School Foundation (Indicate your registered name and class at school)