Keeping Chinese at the Heart of Secondary
Chinese language and culture is an essential part of the curriculum at Yew Chung International School of Beijing. In ECE and Primary, lessons are co-taught in Chinese and English, meaning that students are immersed in a bilingual and bicultural environment. In Secondary, lessons are mostly taught in English to prepare students for their IGCSE and IBDP exams, however Chinese language and culture still play a central role. We speak to Ms Jessica Sun, Secondary Chinese Coordinator, about the Chinese programme in Secondary.
On Tuesday, the doors of the Year 5 Learning Community opened to parents for Year 5’s End of Unit Showcase. We speak to Year 5 Co-Teacher, Ms Jane Kang, about the showcase and what our students have been learning.
At the beginning of the school year we host a CAS fair for Secondary students. Here, NGOs gather from around Beijing to help students understand how they can get involved with their charitable activities. We speak to Ms Prachi Gupta, Y12-13 Learning Community Leader and IB Diploma Programme Coordinator, about the importance of CAS.
The Art of Poetry: The Secondary Coffeehouse Reading
Every year, Secondary students and staff at Yew Chung International School of Beijing celebrate National Poetry Week with a Coffeehouse Poetry Reading.
Extending EAL to Home
With students joining every year from around the world, Yew Chung International School of Beijing understands the importance of EAL (English Additional Language) support in class. Throughout the school, we implement a “push in” approach to EAL – meaning students with limited English language can access the full curriculum by staying in most mainstream classes, with support from EAL specialists. Teachers also receive training on EAL techniques in the classroom.
Volleyball and Swimming Wins for YCIS Beijing
Our Swimmers Bring Home Medals from Tokyo
Sharing Our Practice: How to Learn from Each Other
At Yew Chung International School of Beijing, the importance of collaboration is understood and reinforced in our teaching. But while our students are collaborating with and learning from each other on a daily basis, how do we ensure our teaching staff are too? Ms Eurika Foster, Professional Development Coordinator, discusses Wednesday’s course on “Sharing Our Practice”.
Scholarship Q&A with Sara Wramner
Yew Chung International School of Beijing offers a variety of scholarships to outstanding students in Secondary. Having spoken to scholars Francesco Babs and Sofia Dementyeva, we now discuss the application process with Assistant Admissions Manager Sara Wramner.
When You Go Wrong, Stay Strong: AMDA Visits YCIS Beijing
On Monday, Yew Chung International School of Beijing was paid a visit by The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, or AMDA.