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SCIS Strengthens Chinese Studies Course

December, 2009
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Shanghai Community International School is offering a Chinese Studies Course to their foreign language learners in Grades 6 and 7 this school year.

This is a one-semester course designed to provide students with an opportunity to examine different aspects of Chinese history, culture and ways of life. It aims to instill students with a deeper understanding of the country in which they live and to arouse their curiosity to delve further into the complex cultural and social aspects that make up today’s China. Students will learn how China’s rich past still influences the present and the future, and how the open door policy is changing the land and its people.

Likewise, SCIS students will examine the influence of China and the Chinese people on the rest of the world. Recently students have examined the lives of Qin Shihuang (China’s first emperor), Wu Zetian (China’s only female emperor) and Zheng He (the Ming dynasty explorer) and discussed their achievements in the advancement of China and the world. It was evident that SCIS’ middle school students showed enormous interest in these historical figures that were unknown or less known to them before. The students also enjoy discussing contemporary issues such as the current educational systems in China and its impact on China’s future.

From Grade 6 upwards, SCIS offers a second language choice of Mandarin, Spanish and French, and the Chinese Studies Course is to ensure that all SCIS students, regardless of their second language choice, have the chance to learn more about their host country.

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