Korean Virtual Village FAQ | Concordia Language Villages

Sup sogŭi Hosu Virtual Village 2020: FAQ

Will there be an “opening day?

Yes! We are planning a welcoming event that will break the ice and will allow villagers to get to know their peers, teachers and counselors. Typically, it will be at 10 a.m. CDT on the first day (Monday) of the session; we’ll send you an email ahead of time to confirm.

Is there still an opportunity to use the Korean currency?

Great question! We would like to offer items from our store and to encourage villagers to practice their shopping skills; we may be able to use some ‘virtual’ Korean currency. We’re working on it!

How will my child learn to write in Korean online?

This summer will be a great opportunity for all our villagers to learn how to type in Korean. We are looking for easy typing software that will be part of the curriculum. We will also incorporate writing exercises by hand, using the interactive whiteboard feature in Zoom.

What does the daily schedule look like?

The daily schedule will be posted on June 1. For now, please note that the high school credit program will run from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT, Monday-Saturday; the one-week program will run from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CDT, Monday-Friday.

How will peer connections be made?

We are planning small group activities throughout the day, as well as “downtime” for villagers and staff to be able to connect in less formal but supervised ways.

Will my child learn traditional musical instruments this summer?

We won’t be able to run classes that rely on special equipment, including traditional instruments; we assume that villagers don’t own a kayagŭm or changgu drum, for example. However, we will have arts, crafts and Taekwondo, as well as new and creative activities that make use of the online format.

Can my child eat Korean food this summer?

Yes — we are planning a cooking activity! To make it work, we offer the class as a choice activity in advance and get participants’ names. We will then send out the list of ingredients, or, if possible, send out packages with the ingredients needed for the activity.

How is the level of students determined?

Prior to the beginning of each session, we will send out language level assessments and will schedule an online interview to determine the best language level for each participant.