The variety of international curriculums offers students the opportunities and abilities of self-achievement. It’s also one of the most eye-catching characteristics of the international education system at RDFZ ALC. It is always vital to make sure that the daily order is maintained under the vertical system. In Qilian house, homeroom teachers and students organize several meaningful activities at morning registrations to not only broaden students’ horizon, but also enhance communication with each other and create closer friendship. Here is the introduction of the activities organized by Qilian House.
Activity One: Morning News.
Students in Qilian House pay much attention to global news and current affairs. With positive guide of homeroom teachers and effective organization of student leaders, they have successfully held many Morning News sessions in this school year.
Usually, a student makes a presentation on the news or influential affairs happened recently, and then expresses his or her own opinion about it with the class. Later, all of class members will discuss the news together. Till now, students have shared a large number of news events including The president election in America, the scandal of Park Geun-hye,Ivanka Trump and so on.
This activity not only improves students’ courage of being on the stage, but also positively affects their ability of speech and giving out presentations. This valuable abilities will definitely benefit them a lot for their future life and studying.
Activity Two: Academic Sharing
This activity includes 2 parts: presentation and communication. It mainly solves the problems about students’ recent learning and daily life. Every time one student will stand in the front of the classroom and share his or her own experiences and ideas about college application, option study and useful learning approaches. The rest of the class always take notes diligently during the presentation.
From sharing, senior 1 students can know more about college application: How do they choose the best fit? What is the relationship between high school courses and college majors? What are the differences between university and liberal arts college? Which is more important, college ranking or major ranking? Students reported that many oftheir concerns have been well addressed.
Activity Three:English Study
In order to improve students’ English, QilianHouse homeroom teachers expose students to diverse multimedia materials like TED talk or BBC news broadcast. Lecturers in TED talk all have great English pronunciation and presentation skills. By listening to English talks, students’oral English has been improved quite a lot. These speeches also let the students know more new knowledge and broaden their horizon at the same time.
What’s more, homeroom teachers also let the students choose the most attractive and meaningful excerpts from novels,speeches, articles or movies students recently enjoyed to share with the whole class.
Activity Four: Chinese Traditional Culture
As potential international students in foreign countries, Chinese history and traditions should always engrave on our mind. Qilian House learn about Chinese traditional festivals, including Shangsi Festival introduced by Jodie and Hanshi Festival introduced by Thomas, in morning registration. With the deeper understanding of those festivals with along history, students also start to pay more attention and be more interested in Chinese traditional culture.
The study of Chinese traditional culture can be shown in other diverse activities as well. The board design by Qilian students contains many elements of Chinese culture; during the football tournament, there was also a special section in the House Notice Board,introducing the Chinese ancient football game.
“A year’s plan starts with spring. A day’s plan starts in the morning.” The aim of those activities organized by QilianHouse is to help students to gain happiness and growth. In the future, QilianHouse teachers and students are going to have more meaningful activities. We are certain that these meaningful and engaging activities will add more fun and significance to our study and life in Qilian House.
图片：张旭 孟志芬 巨杨 王明月 马世娜 莫楠
指导老师：谢颍辉 孟志芬 王明月