The Korean class had a Korean New Year celebration on Feb 5th. 'Seollal' is one of the most important traditional Korean holidays. This is the first day of the new year in Korea using the lunar calendar. We invited a special guest to perform cultural events for our Korean classes. They had a fun time wearing Hanbok, playing traditional games, and making and eating Korean snacks. It was a meaningful time for students to experience Korean culture.
Students in the Korean Language courses participated in the Korean Essay Writing Contest sponsored by the Korean American Writers Association of Eastern USA. From a group of 60 participants, there were 10 achievement award winners and 3 cash award winners. Congratulations!
1st Place: Hana Jin
2nd Place: Sungeun Han
3rd Place: Kalley Oh
4th Place: Amy Lee, Christine Joo, Esther Lee, Hannah Hong
Hojun Gim, Jimin Lee, Melody Ji, Min Jong Cho, Seran Pak,
NJ Seal of Biliteracy is a special recognition awarded by The New Jersey Department of Education to celebrate graduating high school students who have successfully demonstrated a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, listening and writing in one or more World Languages, in addition to English. Lee, Jiwon (g. 11)
Park, Chaeyun (g. 11), Sullivan, Alexandre (g. 11), Son, Johanna (g. 12), Kim, Annika (g.12) and Kim, Victoria (g. 12) were awarded The NJ Seal of Biliteracy. They have successfully demonstrated that they are able to speak, read, listen and write in Korean and French. Congratulations!!!
Korean 3 and Korean 4 classes recently went to the 'The Korea Society' in New York and participated in various cultural workshops. They had a discussion about South Korea and North Korea with multimedia materials. The students showed positive attitudes and expressed their curiosities about North Korea at the discussion table. They went to the exhibition of works of famous Korean artists.