Language Acquisition

Oct
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Writers in the Making

This year, throughout the school, teachers have been focused on the concept of mastery: lifting the level of all students–no matter their current level of proficiency–to greater heights. One important area of focus for teachers across the Montessori, PYP, MYP and DP divisions has been literacy, specifically, writing. We began this year by asking the […]

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Oct
16

Using the Language Class to learn about a Problem of Local and Global Significance

  One of the beauties about language teaching is the fact that the learning experiences that can be designed are not limited to one specific area of knowledge. In the language class, the world and all its scenarios and adventures are our playground, and we can use language to voice people and cultures’ ideas. For […]

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Interactive Book Review Project

My English B students in 7th-10th grade have begun a book review project and are joining with Mr. Rafael’s 6th grade and the library to develop a wall of book reviews for all students to use and contribute to.  As students complete a book and write a review, it will be added to our blog […]

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Apr
07

Animal Rights: A project for the Chinese Class

As an action component for their unit entitled “Arts as a voice of society”, MYP 2 Chinese Language Acquisition students decided to  take a challenge in their language classes and do research in order to enhance the connection between their work and this unit’s statement of inquiry: Art can be used to create empathy, and as a […]

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Dec
16

Chopsticks cultures in China,Korea and Japan

In Grade 10 Language Acquisition Chinese class, our current unit is You Believe What. Students investigated the chopsticks cultures of China, Korea and Japan. Students learned how to master their skills by picking up different items with chopsticks. They further learned the similarities and differences between cultures that use chopsticks.  

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