We are pleased to announce that registration for Session I of our fall online language learning courses is now open!
What is KOM
KOM stands for Kids on Mission. It is Charleston Bilingual Academy’s virtual tutoring program, specializing in Christ-centered language learning. KOM classes are interactive. Our teachers are trained to get children talking in the target language using songs, games, interesting visuals, and student-centered teaching techniques. More importantly, all of our teachers love the Lord and clearly infuse this love into each class, with each student.
KOM preschool students living in Charleston, SC also have the option to attend outdoor circle times at CBA (KOM students receive a 25% discount).
What can I expect from KOM?
You can expect your child to be speaking the target language during each class through interactions with the teacher. At KOM, we believe that children learn language best when using new vocabulary words in sentences while using movement to engage neural connections.
Each class should be fun for the student. That’s why our teachers enforce retention of vocabulary and sentence structure through interactive games, colorful visuals, funny faces, and a loving, encouraging atmosphere.
Students are also given homework, craft ideas, and other materials to encourage learning at home between classes. Unlike other online classroom platforms, KOM staff and teachers are also committed to communicating with our student’s families to support their learning adventure outside of class. If you are looking for a standards-based, virtual school option, please refer to our Charleston Bilingual Academy virtual school.
How many students are in each class?
At KOM, we offer one-on-one classes as well as small classes with no more than 3-4 students. We want to be sure that each student has opportunities to speak in the target language throughout the class.
How much do classes cost?
The costs vary depending on how many days per week a student is enrolled. Students who enroll in more small group classes per week will receive a discount.
Cost per class for 3 days / week: $11.00
Cost per class for 2 days / week: $12.00
One-on-one classes optimize the learning experience, and are a great way for students to refine their language skills. These individualized classes cost $30 per class.
We are currently accepting registration only for the first fall session.
All major holidays will be observed, to include Labor Day, as well as a 2-day fall break in October.
Small Group Classes
Our first session of fall small group virtual classes will begin on September 1st and will continue through October 23rd.
The second session will begin on October 26th and will continue through December 18th.
Session I Small Group Class Total Costs:
- 2- 25 minute classes per week (T/Th) for 8 weeks – 15 total classes: $180
- 3- 25 minute classes per week (M/W/F) for 8 weeks – 21 total classes: $231
Our one-on-one classes run in 4-week sessions.
The first session of fall one-on-one virtual classes will begin on September 1st and will continue through September 25th.
- 2- 25 minute classes per week (T/Th) for 4 weeks – 8 total classes: $240
- 3- 25 minute classes per week (M/W/F) for 4 weeks – 10 total classes: $300
*There is a 2.5% processing fee for each purchase.
*All classes will have a limit of 4 children per class.
Students will attend all 6 weeks for 2, 3 or 5 days each week. No prior knowledge of Spanish or Mandarin is required; all levels are welcome!
Don’t see what you’re looking for…?
We are adding more class options each week, and are happy to add alternate days and times to our schedule. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about Kids on Mission. Gracias!