Q: Who can enroll and participate in your school programs?
A: Our school is open to students ages 4 and older who are interested in learning about Philippine languages, art, and culture, regardless of race, religion or creed.
Q: Do I or Does my child need to know how to speak and understand Filipino to enroll?
A: No. We will assess your/your child’s proficiency level in advance of the first class, and will ensure the proper amount of personalized guidance and support he/she needs to succeed throughout the session.
Q: How many programs do you offer each year?
A: Two Children’s Language and Cultural Programs and two Adult Language Programs (fall and spring semesters)
Q: What is your student-to-teacher ratio?
A: An average of 15:1
Q: Do you give homework to your students?
A: Occasionally. But it is a simple assignment that helps students go over the material taught that day, and allows the student and his/her parent to work together on learning and practicing it. The following class will review the homework and do an exercise to review and “test” students to determine if they retained what was learned, and if they practiced.
Q: Does your curriculum follow any teaching standards?
A: Yes. We follow both the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Learning Standards for the Arts, and the State of New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content Standards for Language Arts Literacy.
Q: I love working with kids and learning about Philippine culture. How do I get involved?
A: There are lots of volunteer opportunities available. Please connect with us either through phone, email, our Facebook group page or sign-up for our emails.
Q: I would love to have a program in my area. How do I go about that?
A: Please connect with us either through phone and email. We can provide an assessment to determine feasibility based on your specific needs.
Q: Do you provide private instruction (for language and dance)?
A: Yes, depending on the availability of our instructors.
Q: Do your students perform at private and community events?
A: Yes. Please fill-out our Performance Request Form and one of our staff members will be in touch to further discuss.