The FLAG Korean program began at Keppel Elementary in 2007 with support from a three-year Federal Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) Grant and expanded to Monte Vista Elementary in 2010. The program focuses on developing high levels of language proficiency and literacy in both English and Korean.
FLAG Korean Program Pathways
Elementary FLAG Program
The FLAG Korean program follows a 50:50 Dual Language Immersion model in elementary school. Students receive instruction in Korean for 50% of the day and in English for 50% of the day. Korean language is taught both for language acquisition and content instruction.
Careful consideration is given to the selection and planning of the content areas and themes that are taught in Korean. Dual Immersion classes are taught by fully-credentialed, bilingual teachers who have additional preparation and expertise in teaching Korean.
Middle School FLAG Program
Students who wish to continue in the FLAG Korean program for middle school take a Korean Language Arts class as an elective.
High School World Languages
Students who wish to continue their Korean studies into high school may take Korean language as an elective. Courses will be available through Korean Language 7-8. Students will also be eligible to take the SAT II exam and the National Examination on World Languages (NEWL) in Korean and earn the Seal of Biliteracy in Korean.