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  • Beijing Hacks: A YCIS Beijinger’s Take On Embracing Your China Life

    With summer vacation just around the corner, it’s a time of transition in Beijing and at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing as well. Some families bid us farewell as they move back to their home countries, while others just beginning their China experience arrive to take their places.

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  • Three Teacher-approved Resources to Get Your Child Writing This Summer

    With summer just around the corner, students of all ages are looking forward to getting some well-deserved rest and relaxation. The summer holiday is a long one, though, and dedicated parents may be looking for ways to drag their kids away from Minecraft occasionally to pursue more productive digital activities.

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  • Four Tips to Improve Your Child’s Spelling

    Literacy is easily one of the most important foundational skills for children to acquire in Primary School. If you frequent the Yew Chung International School of Beijing news section, you’ll know that we’ve written a few articles on how important this aspect of learning really is. An important aspect of literacy is proper spelling, and our brightest spellers were put to the test during our recent YCIS Beijing Spelling Bee.

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  • How to Get Your Child Ready for Primary School

    One of the greatest transitions for a child is the move from preschool and kindergarten to full-fledged Primary School. For the first time, students are presented with more concrete expectations both academic and social, from completing daily diaries to reading specific books to being able to put on and take off their own jackets without a teacher’s help.

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  • Dew Drops Little Flower: 4 Ways to Start Helping Today

    From a young age, students at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing are encouraged to participate in charitable endeavors as part of our Character Education programme. Through regular charitable events and activities hosted on and off campus, students discover how rewarding helping those in need can be while also developing passion and empathy for others.

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  • Introducing Incandescence: The 2017 Student Charity Dinner

    From a young age, students at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing are encouraged to participate in charitable endeavors as part of our Character Education programme. Through regular charitable events and activities hosted on and off campus, students discover how rewarding helping those in need can be while also developing passion and empathy for others.

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  • Our CAL Learners’ Practical Guide to Beijing

    If you’ve just moved to Beijing, the experience can be a bit overwhelming. Once routine and simple activities, from ordering food to asking directions togetting your hair cut, become far more complex when trying to conduct them in a language as challenging as Chinese!

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  • The Ultimate University Packing Guide for Graduating Seniors

    For the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s and many other Year 13 students around the world, anxious anticipation has turned to glee as university acceptances have poured in, with many students receiving offers to attend their dream schools around the world. Once the difficult choice of which university to settle on has been made, students are faced with yet another daunting task: packing.

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  • Three Chinese TV Shows to Improve Your Child’s Mandarin

    Living in Beijing, it’s not hard to find ways to practice your Mandarin, especially as a beginner; restaurants, supermarkets, shops, taxis, your localjianbing stand, and even passers-by in the park can make for excellent ways to hone your speaking and listening skills. Once you’ve mastered your “taxi Chinese,” however, finding learning resources appropriate to your skill level becomes a bit more challenging.

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