안녕하십니까 Annyeonghaseyo, little Global Citizen!

There are so many wonderful reasons to introduce your young child to Korean!

Spoken by 75 million people worldwide, Korean ranks 18th among the world’s most popular

languages.

From music and movies to fashion and beauty, in recent years Korean cultural exports have seen

explosive growth worldwide. There’s even a name for the global love of Korean pop culture:

Hallyu, The Korean Wave.

The Korean language is easy to learn—it was specifically designed that way! There is a

fascinating cultural history behind the creation of Hangul.

In 1446, King Sejong the Great, fourth king of the Joseon dynasty, commissioned scholars from his

Hall of Worthies (the royal research institute and advisors to the king) to develop a language

system that anyone could learn. Until Sejong’s time, a complex system of Chinese characters

was used to write the Korean language. However, as only the elite had access to Confucian

education, most common people couldn’t read or write their own language. The Hall of

Worthies created the Hunmin Jeongeum “the correct/proper sounds for the instruction of the

people,” a new, simple Korean alphabet, which later became known as Hangul.

Hangul is considered one of the most logical and intuitive alphabets in the world. It is phonetic,

has only 24 letters, and no tonal pronunciations.

Hangul allowed King Sejong to advance many aspects of education and culture among his

people.

Today, Korea has the world’s 12th largest economy, and a booming, innovative technology

industry, making Korean a wonderful language choice for business and study.

And Korea is a wonderful place to visit year-round! Travelers to this beautiful country with a

culture based on respect, find they receive a warm, friendly welcome, and a special eagerness

to help foreigners attempting to learn the language.

Carousel of Languages is New York City’s premier early childhood foreign language program.

Specializing in infants, toddlers, and young schoolchildren, we provide in-person Korean classes

at our beautiful Carousel home, and online Korean lessons for kids.

Our holistic philosophy, research-supported methodology, and acclaimed proprietary

curriculum, Carousel Teaching System®, provide the proven cognitive, creative, and academic

benefits of early exposure to more than one language.

Offering classes in 12 languages and serving an international clientele, Carousel celebrates

diversity, fosters connection to cultural heritage, and sparks the curiosity that inspires a lifelong

love of learning and builds the confidence to explore.

Building on 20 years of experience, in 2020 we launched online Korean lessons to offer families

and schools nationwide the very best in remote learning. Specially designed for very young

students, our live online classes faithfully recreate Carousel’s signature warm, engaging,

multisensory approach with brief, age-appropriate interval lessons, multiple times per week.

Give your child a passport to Global Citizenship–join the Carousel family today!