CHILDREN'S LANGUAGE PROGRAM AT BOHEMKA
The Czech and Slovak School at the Bohemian Hall in Astoria, Queens invites all children interested in learning the Czech or the Slovak language, to join our low-tution language program. We are the largest Czech and Slovak school in the USA with 10 highly skilled and certified Czech and Slovak native teachers and 3 professional dance instructors. We offer a program based on a comprehensive approach to learning a modern Czech and Slovak language with a curriculum created to educate school-aged children. The program uses a Balanced Literacy framework and incorporates the Czech and the Slovak National Curriculum Standards for Elementary Schools to effectively teach all aspects of each language, including grammar, reading, creative writing, and communication. In addition, culturally-rich activities provide students with many opportunities to understand the fundamentals of each country´s history, geography, and ethnic life style. Our language program also includes cultural events for our students and their families, including a school trip, Christmas party, Masopust/Fašiangy (Mardi Gras) party, theater shows, festivals, workshops, and other cultural events. The program uses genuine Czech and Slovak textbooks and learning material to promote more authentic learning.The language program is conducted every Friday from 5:00-7:30 pm and Saturday from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm or from 12:30-3:00 pm and is intended for children 6 to 18 years of age. Children at all levels of proficiency are admitted in the program. Children interested in dancing can join our children folk dance group Limboráčik which operates under the school and rehearses Fridays from 7:30-9:30 pm and on Saturdays from 12:15-1:15 pm (all age groups). We are currently full but accepting applications for the 2016-17 waiting list. Please, submit your application by February 28, 2016. For more information, contact the school director Blanka Sylvester.