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  • Costumed Primary School Students Take to the Vocabulary Parade Catwalk

    In celebration of reading, literacy, and vocabulary, the YCIS Beijing Primary School Library recently held a Vocabulary Parade. Inspired by the popular children’s book Miss Alaineus, Vocabulary Parades are a popular learning tool employed by schools across the US to help students discover the fun and entertainment that can come from learning new words. Sora Lim, Primary School Teacher Librarian and the mastermind behind this year’s vocabulary parade, discussed the lessons leading to the costume parade and the benefits that students receive from this activity.

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  • The YCIS Beijing Orchestra's Enchanting British Ball Performance

    On October 22, a selection of students from the YCIS Beijing orchestra put on an enthralling performance at the annual British Charity Ball. The event featured nearly 800 guests, with many flying in from other cities around China and abroad to attend the lavish evening.

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  • Enhanced EAL for World-Class Achievement

    As an international school for foreign nationals from around the world, portions of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) student body is unsurprisingly made up of students with a wide variety of different language backgrounds. Rebecca Flavin, one of the experienced English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers from our Secondary School, explains how the school’s EAL practices differ from other Beijing international schools as well as how parents can help their children obtain fluency in the most efficient and expedient way possible.

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  • Celebrating 21 Years of Success at YCIS Beijing

    Last week, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) celebrated its 21st Founder’s Day with a full day of sports and celebration in remembrance of the founding of the Yew Chung Foundation more than 80 years ago.

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  • PODCAST: Integrating Technology with Education

    In partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in China, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s (YCIS Beijing) Western Co-Principal Noel Thomas and Secondary School Vice Principal Don Collins spoke on the soft skills the school strives to imbue in students as well as the technological “mega trends” shaping society today.

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  • Sublime Storytime at YCIS Beijing

    This past Wednesday, in a second annual collaboration with DreamOn studios, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) invited storyteller Priscilla Howe to share some of her most exciting and entertaining tales with ECE and Primary School students. Following her enthralling storytelling sessions, Ms. Howe offered parents and teachers some effective methods to tell inspiring and impactful stories that stimulate a child’s creativity and passion.

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  • YCIS Beijing’s Expansive EAL Support Network

    As an international school for foreign nationals from around the world, portions of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) student body is unsurprisingly made up of students with a wide variety of different language backgrounds. Cherie Andersen, the head of the English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme, explains how the school’s EAL practices differ from other Beijing international schools as well as how parents can help their children obtain fluency in the most efficient and expedient way possible.

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  • New Teacher Profile – Megan Banerjee

    With the commencement of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s 2016-17 academic year, the school has welcomed a number of new teaching professionals to further enhance the learning experience of students. This week, Year 2 Co-Teacher and Year Level Leader Megan Banerjee shares the inspiration behind her teaching and why she chose YCIS Beijing as her next destination to further her teaching career.

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  • Creativity, Action, and Service: Promoting Global Citizenship at YCIS Beijing

    The Yew Chung International School of Beijing recently hosted its annual Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) Fair for current and rising International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) students. The fair offered a wide variety of opportunities to help students in Secondary School pursue their CAS Experience, an integral part of their journey to global citizenship at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing.

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