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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.   More...

Our middle grades Chinese-speaking students celebrated Lunar New Year and the Lantern Festival in February. In Chinese class, students not only learned about the do’s and dont’s for the Lunar New Year, but also about how those who celebrate start to prepare for this holiday seven days before the Chinese New Year’s Eve, and continue to celebrate the holiday until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month.  More...

For the past several weeks, Avenues Upper Division Spanish 5 classes have been communicating with students from Liceo 7, an all-girls school in Santiago, Chile. The idea of the project is to have students converse in both English and Spanish to practice their second language outside of the classroom, while acting as a sort of linguistic mentor to their pen pals to teach their native language.   More...

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Angela Ji Xu first joined Avenues in fall 2012 as the head teacher in a Chinese section of kindergarten (in the immersion classes, nursery through grade three, children spend half their day in a class conducted in English and half in a class conducted in either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese). In fall 2014, she went on to become the immersion coordinator for Chinese teachers in the Early Learning Center (nursery through kindergarten) and Lower Division (first through fifth grade).  More...

Li Duan originally came to Avenues as a Chinese teacher in the summer immersion camp in 2014 and returned in fall 2015 as a Chinese teacher in the upper grades program. In fall 2016, we will welcome her back as an intensive language teacher in Chinese for grade five.  More...

In fall 2016, Avenues welcomes Spencer Baron as a Chinese teacher in the Upper Division, teaching grades 9-12.   More...

Emily Chen joins Avenues in fall 2016 as an intensive Chinese language teacher, working with students in grade five. Emily brings over 20 years of experience teaching Chinese to students across a wide range of nationalities in public schools, international schools and language centers, as well as individually as a private tutor.  More...

Joseph D’Annibale joined Avenues in fall 2014 as the head teacher in a Spanish section of grade two (in the immersion classes, nursery through grade four, children spend alternate days in a class conducted in English and in a class conducted in either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese). In fall 2016, he will become head teacher of a Spanish section of grade four, where he will teach some of the same students he taught in his first year at Avenues.  More...

Julie Yankowitz joined Avenues in fall 2014 as a head teacher in both English and Spanish sections of grade three (in the immersion classes, nursery through grade four, children spend alternate days in a class conducted in English and in a class conducted in either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese). During the 2015—16 school year, she taught as a head teacher in a Spanish section of grade four. In fall 2016, she will become the Lower Division’s Spanish literacy specialist.  More...