May 1, 2012
When Emmanuel Teh put himself forward as a performer for the Global Child Day festival at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai’s Pudong Campus, his teachers were understandably a little apprehensive. He was after all only three years old at the time and was proposing that he perform a traditional lion dance using a costume that he had brought over from his home country of Malaysia, in front of more than 1,000 students, parents, teachers and staff. The idea was astounding.
April 12, 2012
You've probably heard about the concept of having two teachers working together in a bilingual classroom, but what does it actually look like? Ms. Joelyn (Ms. J) and Ms. Rainbow (Ms. R) from Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai) invite us to "experience" a typical day in action with their three-year-old learners.
April 1, 2012
Attending an international school can be a daunting process, as much so for the students as for their parents, who have the additional concern of worrying about how their child will adjust to a different culture, as well as a new school. And for the many who have these concerns when they bring their children to Yew Chung International School of Shanghai, the first person they will come into contact with is Shanghai-born school office administrator Jeanette Zhang.
March 28, 2012
“SPEAKING two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalised world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.”– Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Sunday Review, New York Times, March 17, 2011
February 10, 2012
Wealthy professionals around the world seek to enrol their children in one of the world’s most prestigious private schools in order to provide them with a luxurious and unique learning experience. Whether it is the exclusive educational experience or the high standards of teaching, private institutions have become the status-defining and class-determining medium for children and young adults entering higher education as well as professional life.