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K-Pop and Traditional Korean Performers Visiting FLAG Korean Schools

 

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Glendale Unified School District


Media Contact:
GUSD Public Information Office
Kristine Nam, Communications Director
(818) 241-3111 x1218

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Distribution Date: September 20, 2019 

 

K-Pop and Traditional Korean Performers Visiting FLAG Korean Schools


GLENDALE, CA – On Friday, September 27, students in the Glendale Unified Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) Korean dual immersion program will enjoy two Korean cultural performances sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles.


“The Consul General, Mr. Dong Hwan Yoo, would like to share the beauty of Korean culture and tradition with the students of Glendale, especially those who are actively learning the language,” said a spokesperson for the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles.


Schedule of Events

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Hoover High School Auditorium, 651 Glenwood Road, Glendale, CA 91202
    • Attending students: Hoover High School (Korean World Language classes), Toll Middle School (FLAG Korean classes), Keppel Elementary School (all students)

  • 10:30-11:40 a.m. - Monte Vista Elementary School, 2620 Orange Avenue, La Crescenta, CA 91214

  • 12:20-12:45 p.m. - Rosemont Middle School, 4725 Rosemont Avenue, La Crescenta, CA 91214


About the Performers

MKDC (Minnesota K-Pop Dance Crew) – MKDC is the most popular K-Pop performance team in the Midwest and one of the top K-Pop performance teams in the U.S. In 2018, MKDC won the U.S. Championships in Los Angeles at KCDF hosted by Seoul Shinmun (Seoul newspaper) and was invited to perform in Seoul, South Korea.

Korean Traditional Performance – Students will also enjoy a performance by a 10-member traditional Korean performance team, featuring Korean mask dance and Samulnori (made up of four instruments: kwaegwari, jing, janggu, and buk) played by the Korean traditional percussion groupticle


About the Glendale Unified FLAG Korean Program

The Glendale Unified FLAG Korean program focuses on developing high levels of language proficiency and literacy in both English and Korean. The 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. Dual immersion classes are taught by fully-credentialed, bilingual teachers who have additional preparation and expertise in teaching Korean. Students are encouraged to continue in the FLAG Korean program for middle school by taking a Korean Language Arts class as an elective, and then persue advanced Korean World Language study in high school. 


For further information, please email Kristine Nam or call the Public Information Office at (818) 241-3111 x1218.

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