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For the second year in a row, the 4th grade chorus was off to give a special Lunar New Year performance for Chinese seniors at the Hudson Guild – a unique form of community engagement spearheaded by Lower Division music teacher Mimi Hsu.
'Tags: '4th Grade, Community Engagement, Immersion, Language, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese, Music
“Everything I do in China, whether it’s buying vegetables or telling jokes, is a form of cultural exchange,” Jesse Appell told Avenues students during his visit last November. Based in Beijing for the past four years, Jesse has forged a career as a cultural intermediary between China and America.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Arts, Immersion, Mandarin Chinese, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, World Course
Mimi Hsu has been teaching music to Early Learning Center and Lower School students at Avenues since the school opened in 2012. She teaches music through a particular pedagogical method, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, that centers on the relationship between music and movement.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Arts, Early Learning Center, Immersion, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese, Music, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten, Video
This video highlights the different kinds of learning that take place in the first three grades of the lower school: kindergarten, first and second. It traces the development of Chinese literacy, from the ability to identify characters by sight, to being able to write them, to being able to form paragraphs and read short storybooks with the help of pinyin.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Immersion, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese, Video
As someone who began learning Chinese at 22, I was excited to tour the Chinese immersion classrooms. What happens when you place a group of very young children into a foreign language environment and ask them to go on as usual? And how is their experience of learning Chinese different from mine?
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Immersion, Mandarin Chinese, Pre-kindergarten
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