피츠버그 중앙한국학교는 1980년 피츠버그 한인중앙교회가 세워진 이래 매주 주일 예배 시작 전후에 교인 자녀들을 대상으로 한국어를 가르치기 시작했습니다. 그러던 중 2003년 봄학기를 시작으로 기존의 한글학교를 한국학교로 개명, 토요 한국학교로 새롭게 탈바꿈하여 오늘날에 이르게 되었습니다.
피츠버그 중앙한국학교는 ‘세계를 섬기는 한국인’이라는 교훈 아래, 한국인으로서의 바른 정체성과 자부심, 긍지를 심어주며 세계를 섬기는 리더로 길러내는데 중점을 두고 있습니다.
우리가 살아가고 있는 이 땅에 우리 아이들이 올바른 한국어와 한국 문화, 한국 역사를 배우고 한국인으로서의 긍지와 자부심을 가지고 자라나길 바라는 바입니다.
중앙한국학교가 피츠버그 지역 내에서 한국어 교육의 터전으로 더욱 발전할 수 있도록 많은 성원 부탁드립니다.
※교사 모집: 교사 또는 자원봉사로 본교 근무를 원하시는 분은 학교장에게 연락하시기 바랍니다.
|반||담당교사||학습내용 및 추구방향|
|1||윤선미||기초 한국어 배우기|
|2||최선영||한글 기본 자음, 모음으로 된 낱말 익히기|
|3||민정선||한글 기본 자음, 모음으로 된 낱말 익히기|
|4||박복희||한글 기본 받침, 겹받침이 있는 낱말들 활용,
짧은 글의 내용 이해와 간단한 문장 만들기
|5||심수현||한국 문학, 사회와 역사, 문화, 음악 등 다양한 소재의 글읽기와 글쓰기,
토론 등을 통합적으로 연계
|6||오지윤||한국 문학, 사회와 역사, 문화, 음악 등 다양한 소재의 글읽기와 글쓰기,
토론 등을 통합적으로 연계하여 한국어 사용 능력 함양 및 한국의 역사와 문화 체득
The history of Pittsburgh Central Korean School begins with the beginning of the Korean Central Church of Pittsburgh founded in 1980. In the early years, classes were available only for the kids of the church members before and after the Sunday service. What we taught to our kids was not only the language but also their root culture, which helped them build a positive cultural identity. This teaching philosophy still holds true ever since the school has been reorganized as the number of students grew and changed its name from Korean Language School to Pittsburgh Central Korean School.
Our mission is to cultivate global citizens who take pride in their own cultural heritage as a Korean. To fulfill this mission, all the teachers and assistant teachers devotedly work not only on Saturdays when the school opens but all year round. We now have 6 teachers and many assistant teachers. We also have the school board made up of 22 members from the Korean Central Church of Pittsburgh in full support of our mission both financially and administratively.
We feel blessed that God has led us to this point. Without His grace, we would never have made it today. Please keep us in your prayers that we continue to serve the community better as a venue for Korean education in the Pittsburgh area.
The Board consists of 22 members (Board President, Elder Changhoon Kim) Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States, Department of Education National Association for Korean Schools, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Overseas Koreans Foundation, Diplomatic Center, Seoul, Korea
Koren Language is the most fundamental class of our school. The children learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use Korean language effectively in a variety of content areas.
Korean History and Culture is an essential class for the children to know their own heritage and to build a positive cultural identity. The children understand what it means to be a Korean by learning the history and culture of Korea with a variety of materials.
Special Activities give the children a chance to find what they are good at or what they enjoy doing. There are many different classes including cooking, the Go game, choir, Korean traditional paper craft and so on. All classes are offered to preschoolers, kindergartners, and all grades.
Ten classes are offered by age group for language learning. Mostly a child is placed in a class of the same age group but sometimes can be assigned to a class of a different age group depending on one’s language level. Special activity classes are mixed-age.
Pre-K I & II to know basic vowels and consonants and to acquire basic conversational skills for children ages 3 and 4 Kindergarten I & II to understand Korean syllable formation and to learn simple vocabularies for children ages 5 and 6 Elementary I & II to develop rich vocabularies and to understand simple sentence structures for grades 1 to 3 Elementary III, IV & V to communicate thoughts and feelings in Korean fluently and to understand idiomatic expressions to use properly in context for grades 4 to 6 Adult To learn the basics of Korean language for teens and adults
Every Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Grades Homeroom Teacher Special Activity Instructor