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Vocabulary Retention (ESL)

Young, B.A. Global Studies, M.S. Public Policy
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Vocabulary is essential for students to improve their reading comprehension and writing skills! In this course, students will learn effective methods to retain vocabulary words. We will engage in various activities improve reading fluency.

Class Experience

US Grade Pre-Kindergarten - 2
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Students will enhance their vocabulary retention capabilities with the following six (6) learning goals: sight-reading, pronunciation, mnemonics, synonym clusters, mind maps, and application
Having taught kindergarten and elementary students for about four (4) years now both in the classroom and online, I am confident in my educational prowess. And please note that your learner's safety and well-being is our utmost priority. Students will learn and practice life-long skills to improve their English literacy skills. And, most importantly, they will find the joy in doing so! I am certain that students will leave the class in a happy mood with a newfound passion for English! 
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: At the conclusion of each class, students will have access to a full list of new vocabulary words. Oftentimes, these words will be classified into various clusters based on meaning, context, part of speech, and more. Based on the flow of the class, students will be given a writing assignment using a set number of words. If students wish to use all words, they may, but it is not mandatory. Homework is optional and I leave it to the discretion of the learner's parent(s). However, if it is completed, it will be checked and revised for the benefit of the student!
Frequency: available upon request
Details: There will be vocabulary assessments given once a month for regular learners (during the last class of the month). The vocabulary list will be provided ahead of time via announcements.
While it is not mandatory by any means, basic English communication skills will greatly help. But if students are beginners, that is completely okay!
Nothing is required for the student to bring to class (as class notes will be accessible after class as well). However, previous parents and learners have found success by bringing some of the following, optional supplies: flashcards, notebooks, multi-colored pens, pencils, and the like.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
We may use English targeted for kindergarten and early elementary students such as McGraw Hill's Wonders textbooks. Other texts include educational articles for children like National Geographic Kids, Smithsonian Magazine, and/or Okido. Any and all texts used will incorporate and strictly adhere to Common Core State Standards. And texts / media will be listed for guardians to view beforehand (i.e. YouTube videos, Google Slides, etc.).
Joined May, 2024
New on Outschool
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree from Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor's Degree from University of Michigan -- Ann Arbor
Hello, I'm Hyung-Gwan from both the United States of America and South Korea! I am an American citizen but I am also very much in touch with my Korean roots. I initially started off as a consultant after completing my Master's program at Carnegie... 
Group Class


weekly ($6 per class)
4x per week
30 min

Completed by 3 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 6-11
2-10 learners per class

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