Certified foreign teachers or local English professional teachers teach first and second graders in the subjects of English, Life English, Physical Education, Integrated Activities, Arts and Craft and Performing Arts. In the future, these students will receive integrated activities, performing art, physical education, science, and math in English with foreign teachers until they have completed the elementary school requirements.
Our school is dedicated to the integration of English into students’ lives. We provide stages for students to show their talents. We evaluate students with their products or contests and tournaments and we give comments according to their performance and in descriptive forms so that parents can be clear about how their kids had been doing in their classes.
Students are taught by a variety of dynamic teaching methods to stimulate students’ enthusiasm in learning. Teachers blend everyday real life experiences or events into their lesson plans so that students can learn and put it to use immediately in their everyday conversation practice. In order to enhance students’ performance in language learning, the students are divided into small groups to maximize their language practice and enhance their language acquisition.
We have English Village scenario classrooms decorated into a supermarket, clinic, hotel, newsroom, etc. This allows students to practice what they learned on site. They can role play and practice their language skill more naturally in the scenario environment.
On the stairs, we have posted useful sentences in English to help students get visually familiar with these sentences and silently read the sentences as they walk by at school every day. We have foreign teachers at the school which allows students to go and practice their English. In the future, if we are equipped with sufficient foreign teachers at the school, we will incorporate foreign teachers to work as co-homeroom teachers to establish a closer relationship that allows for natural conversation.
We provide students with abundant opportunities to be on stage. We have tournaments for students twice a semester to review what they’ve learned in school. We train students to sit as broadcasters to read the news and share their ideas in English. We have students to act out the scenes in scenario classrooms to demonstrate their oral skills.
The badge of Happy Elementary School stands for a group of high-quality professional teachers and students that are highly involved in the pursuit of knowledge. We encourage all our teachers and students to be highly involved in the pursuit of knowledge. After six years being encouraged to enjoy learning, our students can acquire the critical abilities needed to meet the changes in the ever challenging world. In our school, everyone can internalize what he or she learn and grow to become decent citizens.