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HoK to Start Elementary School in 2014

December, 2013
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House of Knowledge International Kindergarten (HoK) is very excited to announce the opening of its new Elementary School in September 2014.

HoK believes that tomorrow’s leaders need an excellent foundation, cultivated in an environment that is both caring and challenging where they can thrive and develop. HoK Elementary School promotes rigorous learning by actively engaging students and challenging them to reach their full potential.

For its bilingual English/Chinese stream, HoK uses the Common Core Standards (CCS) framework integrated with American Education Reaches Out (AERO) standards and accreditation to provide the major content for learning and to describe learning outcomes to be achieved by students.

For its German language stream HoK will be following the German Educational Program of Thueringen, but will have English and Chinese as additional languages with 14 lessons per week.

HoK Elementary School engages students in active learning and features a multi-sensory approach, including many hands-on activities appropriate for young learners. There is an emphasis on the first grader’s emerging reading and writing skills through individual, small and whole group instruction and also through library time. Students also develop their numeracy skills through learning number concepts, basic math and problem solving exercises.

First graders will also begin their additional language learning program that allows them to develop their proficiency to a meaningful level. Students will study languages through ‘content-based instruction’, which is an approach to language instruction that integrates the presentation of topics or tasks from subject matter classes (e.g., science, math) within the context of teaching a second or foreign language. In other words, exactly the same material being taught in English for math and science classes will also be taught in Chinese, thus enabling the students to link concepts and not only learn and reinforce subject material, but the language as well.

 

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