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PSA (Pre-School Academy)

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Pre-School Academy (PSA) is an English-speaking kindergarten program in Korea established in 1996. The PSA curriculum offers diverse educational opportunities for our students with great emphasis on building positive self-esteem, confidence, and problem-solving skills. The first PSA opened at Seocho in 1996, and now there are five PSAs in Seoul, one in Bundang, and one in Busan.

1. General Information

  • PSA target age group: 5 ~ 7 year olds
  • Immersion English kindergarten program
  • Co-teaching system: For each class, there are three teachers assigned as homeroom teachers: one native English speaking teacher, one Korean bilingual teacher and one assistant teacher. Teaching duties will be shared between the foreign teacher and the Korean teacher with the exception of special classes (music, art, science, P.E., musical English, etc.) which will be taught by separate special class teachers.
  • School hours: 9:30AM ~ 2:50PM (Regular kindergarten hours)
    3:00PM ~ 4:30PM (After school program hours)
    *School hours may vary at different schools due to their after school programs.
  • Maximum of 20 students per class
  • Academic year runs from March to February. (12 sessions of 18~20 school days per session)
  • Summer & winter breaks: about 9 - 10 days per year
  • Basic PSA curriculum is provided by PINE R&D.
  • Salary: Dependent on qualifications

2. Job Description

  • To carry out professional duties and to have responsibility for an assigned class.
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day work and management of the class and the safety and welfare of the students during working hours.
  • To plan and prepare lessons according to the PSA curriculum guideline.
  • To maintain good order and discipline among the students, and to safeguard their health and well-being.
  • To participate in staff meetings and school events as required.
  • To maintain a regular system of monitoring, assessment, record-keeping and reporting of students’ progress.
  • To be part of a whole school team, actively involved in decision-making on the preparation and development of policies and programs of study, teaching materials, resources, and methods of teaching.

3. Qualifications

  • A native English speaker with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year university
  • Good organization and time management skills; ability to work independently, be flexible, and solve problems
  • More advanced degrees in TESOL, and/or teaching certificates preferred
  • Work experience in teaching preferred

No TV Week
No TV Week for one week. Turn off the TV!
Spring Picnic
PSA students enjoy a day out in the park during Spring and Fall. Students enjoy various activities, testing their skills in speed, strength, and coordination. They also enjoy a picnic lunch with friends and teachers.
Market Day
PSA students made the products. Come to PSA Market!
Cooking Fair
Class Cooking Contest! Which class is the best?
Korean Culture Day
Students and teachers celebrate Chuseok by wearing Hanbok to school and enjoy experiencing traditional Korean culture. Making traditional food, songpyeon and playing traditonal hopscotch game and tuho are some of the fun activities they do on this special day.
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day is a great holiday in the West for treasure hunting and other exciting activities for kids. In Panda class this year, we used it as a chance to grow together as a class. First, we made simple leprechaun hats for the kids to wear.On St. Patrick's Day, the kids all wore their green clothes and their green leprechaun hats. Then, while they ate lunch, Allison Teacher and Kelly Teacher went and scattered 3 and 4 leaf clovers around the playground. Then, we all went together to the playground and the children ran around, collecting clovers on the playground. After that, we went upstairs and collected our prizes: one piece of candy for each clover they found. The kids all had a wonderful time!
Habitat Week
We're learning about various habitats.
Pajama Day
We're having fun with pillows and dolls.
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