Korean Language Through Content (LTC)
The Language Through Content (LTC) program was started at Colin Powell Elementary during the 2015-2016 school year. LTC is an approach to language learning that allows students to develop basic communicative skills in a language while reinforcing and enriching content in other disciplines.
At Colin Powell Elementary, students in Grades 1-6 receive LTC instruction for 30 minutes 2 times a week.
Research studies have indicated that the early study of a second language results in cognitive benefits and gains in academic achievement, as well as increases in self-esteem, creativity, and positive attitudes toward diversity.
LTC instruction is proficiency-oriented. This means that there is a greater focus on meaningful and purposeful communication than on grammatical mastery. Students are encouraged first to understand and then to produce in the language.