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Kindergarten English Class

Kindergarten English ClassZoo-phonics Academy and Safari Kids' Afternoon Kindergarten English Program is a weekly 85 minute English language program developed for children of kindergarten age. Our qualified and experienced English speaking teachers manage classes of up to 8 children. Our program incorporates key components of our highly acclaimed preschool curriculum based on the Zoo-phonics language arts program and kinesthetic method. Classes are organized into four grades based on ability, so children are assured of getting the most from the program, effectively targeting all the core skills of hearing, speaking, reading and writing. Our program's activities are broad in range: song & rhythmic body movement, introduction of theme-based vocabulary and conversation during circle-time, use of our distinctive and effective language arts program using our internally developed Zoo-phonics textbooks, followed by our arts-and-crafts or story time period. Kindergarten English Classes are suitable for children of all abilities, from beginner to advanced level. In addition, we have fun-filled educational programs available at Summer School and Spring School.

Program Schedule

Circle Time 20 minutes Greetings and conversation, singing and rhythmic dance & movement, weather and calendar
Zoo-phonics 30 minutes Phonics – letters, sounds & vocabulary and reinforcement activities & games
English Study with textbook 25 minutes English Language Instruction Conversation skills and vocabulary development
Arts & Crafts or Story Time 10 minutes Monthly theme related craft or story book reading

Kids Club

Kids Club "Kids Club" is an optional afternoon ESL program for children who are also participating in our grade two (level 2) or above Kindergarten English class at Zoo-phonics Academy or Safari Kids International School. This two and a half hour weekly lesson combines learning and fun in a curriculum with plenty of activities which boost children's English language and communication skills. Through Zoo-phonics, children develop their phonemic awareness of the 26 letters of the alphabet, which in turn helps them to build a solid foundation and enable children to develop their future reading and spelling skills. During 'Learning Centers' connected to monthly themes, children learn math, science, social studies, music, and arts/crafts in English.

Class Schedule

3:00 Arrival Time
3:00~3:15 Warm-up Activities
3:15~3:45 Greeting/Attendance
  Circle Time (Songs/finger plays)
  Calendar Circle (Month, day, weather, season)
3:45~4:15 Language Arts by Zoo-phonics
  Phonemic Awareness/Phonics Games & Activities
4:15~4:45 Snack Time/Free Play
4:45~5:15 Learning Center following monthly themes
  (Arts & Crafts, Music, Writing, Math, Science, Cooking, etc.)
5:15~5:30 Story Time
5:30 Pick-up Time



In the Kindergarten English classes, we also try to cultivate the children's international awareness and understanding. We introduce other countries, cultures, and events to children through books, pictures, arts & crafts, games, and songs. We also hold yearly Halloween and Christmas events at the school.

Summer School/Spring School

Safari Kids International School offers exciting educational activities for children of kindergarten age during spring and summer holidays. Detailed information on each program, including dates and availability, will be displayed on the 'News' page leading up to the beginning of each season.

Tuition - Kindergarten English Programs

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