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CONTRIBUTED BY KELLY GARCIA
The Japanese program at Starters is the most well-known part of this school, but they just introduced an English language program about 2 years ago. The cool thing about this school is it’s the only one I’ve seen that offers a bilingual Korean/English education. Actually, for the younger kids it’s Korean only and the older kids (I think 4/5yo) they get half of their instruction in Korean half in English and reinforcement in the weaker language. It’s also really close to base, about 5 minutes from the Ichon Visitor’s Gate. I haven’t met anyone who goes there yet, but my friend’s friends apparently love it. (They’re in the Japanese program.) No outdoor playground, but a rooftop terrace where kids play in the snow, etc. Bus to Yongsan available. There’s also a little parking so you can drop off/pick up kids there.
Contact: Soo (Sue): firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 302-61 Ichon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
GPS Coordinates: 37.52092966278321, 126.96829630608215
Ages: 3 years old to 6 years old
Hours: 3/4yo: 10am-2pm, 5yo+ 10am-3:30 After school programs available to 4:40
Cost: You can’t get the cost until you make an appointment, but I was told less than 1,000,000/month (about $900/mo) for older kids and younger kids would be cheaper than that. If anyone has something more concrete, drop me a line.
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