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 […]
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.
In Grade 10 Language Acquisition Chinese, our first unit was Expressing Who We Are. Students explored the concepts of how a person’s cultural identity and sense of belonging may derive from connections to family, language context, ethnicity and social backgrounds. In order to explore the concept deeper, the students designed questionnaires for interviews. In the interviews, […]
For the creative thinking-based unit under the Global Context ‘Fairness and Development’, MYP 2 and 3 students identified a problem and devised a solution. Using the sources studied in class as examples, students conducted research to design a prototype for the problem that tried to solve. As a culminating project, students participated in a simulation […]
Developing communication in Chinese Language Acquisition is essential in order to develop a sense of how one can use language. For this reason, it is important to offer students a variety of opportunities explore oral communication. The following pictures are examples of some of the oral tasks conducted in the Chinese class. Students […]
MYP 2/3 have begun a new unit addressing the 4th key concept assigned to Language Acquisition in the MYP: creativity. The statement of this unit is: Creative solutions for problems give way to cultural and linguistic adjustments related to social demands, processes, novel ways of doing things, and the purpose of knowledge. The unit has been […]