Foreign Languages Education

English

As Sanko Private Schools has proven itself in getting up with continuously-changing world, we keep being an institution shaping education and thus future.

Learning outcomes have been determined from KG to the end of high school period based on the age group and measurement and evaluation procedures have been specified accordingly. This system is not only result-oriented but also provides an infrastructure monitoring the process and solutions when needed.

It is well-known that fairy tales and stories bear great significant in kids’ world. Fairy tales and stories are the best way express everything wanted to be taught to kids in an indirect way. Moreover, they play a great role in kids’ developing skills directed at learning and expressing.

From this point of view, a 4-hour Language Acquisition Program in which  fairy tales are made use of is implemented except for the 6-hour Listening and Speaking-centered main courses at our kindergarten, which is our starting point in teaching English.

Lessons are conducted through activities in which songs, games, visual, auditory and kinesthetic materials are used. Recalling technique is employed in the lessons in which music and rhythm are used.

Values education is also offered through the fairy tales in the practices and such studies as character analysis is made in accordance with the age groups.

Extra-curricular social activities are also organized. Our aim is to ensure that the concepts and language taught in the lessons in different settings (i.e. to complete the track according to the instructions, memory games, association activities).

 

Culture Days

“Culture Days” is organized at the end of year to introduce the cultures of the three languages taught at our school (English, German and Spanish) and ensure that they are used in different settings.

 

Culture Days Activities:

-       Poem Performances

-       Narration

-       Station Activities

-       Garden Games

-       Club Presentations

-       Drama shows

-       Chorus

-       Costume Fest

Second Foreign Language - German/Spanish

GERMAN

German lessons are held one hour per week. Considering that knowing a language is not “knowing” but “using it correctly”, we aim at teaching foreign languages having fun, discovering and practicing in a natural process in the same way as the native language not as a body of rules.

Activities are performed directed at permanence learning through various learning methods and numerous visual and auditory materials. Our KG students learn, understand and use frequently-used words and phrases in daily life. When our students graduate from kindergarten, they acquire basic information necessary for primary school.

 

SPANISH

Spanish, the official language of 21 countries, is the third most frequently-spoke language after English and Chinese and the second in the USA. Furthermore, it is one of the official language of many significant international institutions. Spoken by more than 500 million people, Spanish is becoming more important and has become the second language taught most. For this reason, Spanish has been offered as the second foreign language and Sanko Private Schools since 2014.

Spanish is taught 1 hour per week at KG preparatory groups as an elective second foreign language. The aim of top priority is to introduce it and have the students love it.

Simple sentences and topics such as names of vegetables and fruit, colors and numbers are taught to have mini dialogues with their friends. Lessons are offered having fun through games, songs, coloring and videos.

Culture Days

“Culture Days” is organized at the end of year to introduce the cultures of the three languages taught at our school (English, German and Spanish) and ensure that they are used in different settings.

 

Culture Days Activities:

-              Poem Performances

-              Narration

-              Station Activities

-              Garden Games

-              Club Presentations

-              Drama shows

-              Chorus

-              Costume Fest