February 28, 2014

NSLI-Y Students Spend a Day in Kindergarten

On February 10th, students culminated their storytelling experience by writing and performing their own stories for children at Sogang Kindergarten, a national kindergarten school near Mapo-gu, Korea.  Through creating fun and engaging children’s stories, NSLI-Y students developed important writing techniques such as onomatopoeia, mimetic words, and conversational phrases.  In addition to telling stories, students performed Korean songs and dances alongside the Kindergarteners.  By the end of the day, nearly everyone shared laughter and smiles while playing in the snow.

Anthony, a NSLI-Y Korea academic year students, reflects, "We started with singing songs and had their little hands out, so they could follow along with us,  and it was so such a nice moment to see actual interaction... When all the kids went out to play with the snow, they  were having tons of fun hitting me with snow and trying to actually communicate. I did not  have any goals before going to this children's school, but after having them play with me in the snow, I felt so accomplished of actually making so much progress with them."