Language Acquisition

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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Nov
24

Expressing who we are

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, […]

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May
26

Designing and Selling an Idea

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 […]

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May
17

Fujian Nanjing Tulou Trip

2016年4月 18-22 日,七八年级的学生前往福建南靖土楼进行为期五天的户外学习。这次土楼之行的主要目的是进行社区服务。除了参观土楼之外,学生也去挖笋、茶园采茶、植树和野炊。这一系列活动让学生体会到劳力的付出,心血的灌溉与泪水的累积。他们深刻了解到发扬与保护传统文化与世界遗产是每个人的责任。 挖笋     野炊   植树   参观土楼  

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May
17

Communication in the Chinese Class

  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 […]

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May
13
May
09

Going further… With a little help of PYP

One of the biggest advantages of concept-based learning is the immense variety of connections that can be established. Likewise, one of the benefits of teaching through a conceptual curriculum is the opportunity for collaboration across grades, subjects and programs. Today, PYP2 students led a session on Design Thinking for MYP2/3 students. PYP students utilised their portfolios for […]

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Apr
19

The Long Spoons Allegory

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 […]

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Apr
12

Engaging the community in one’s reflection

Every person has a role to play in the process of transforming the curriculum into a livable experience; a process in which learning experiences connect understandings from all subjects, and also make use of the city spaces for our students see that their skills are needed. Teachers, parents, administrators, policy makers, and practically everyone who […]

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Mar
30

Finding a story worth telling

The journey to find a memorable story to tell began on Friday morning, March 4th, when the MYP 2/3 English class visited Xi Yang Hong Retirement Home near Qingdao University as a part of their unit on communication. This unit explores the various ways and contexts in which people communicate and how methods of communication change […]

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