2016 Beijing China Trip

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2016-2017 Exchange Program with Beijing Foreign Language School

With the support from our administrators, teachers and parents, this year our Disney School joined LaSalle Exchange Program with Beijing Foreign Language School. The China trip to Beijing Foreign Language School got sponsored and approved by CPS ! It last about two weeks from November 8, 2016 to November 21, 2016!

There were altogether 13 students in the China trip this year. Our Disney school had four students selected for this program this year. They are Sara., Elizabeth., Jaden, and Fatima from 8th grade gifted class room 301. 

During 2016 China trip, our students had the opportunities to be exposed to Chinese language and cultures. They attended varieties of classes in Beijing Foreign Language School, for example, they tried out the classes of Mandarin Chinese, Science, Geography, Arts and Martial arts. They talked to their Chinese partners and host families in Mandarin Chinese as well as communicated with native speakers while eating and shopping there. They explored the capital city Beijing China and understood Chinese history and cultures by visiting places of interests such as Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tian An Men Square, Olympic Park , the Great Wall and Chinese traditional streets “Hu Tong”. They also worked on the projects such as journal writings , travel log and research on the differences between the United States and China from different perspectives. Students have not only improved their Chinese proficiency level and broadened their horizons of Chinese history and cultures, but also have built life-long friendship with everybody there! 

Due to everybody’s hard work and support, 2016 Beijing China trip was a huge success! All of our students came back to Chicago safely with all the beautiful memories and experiences! They are looking forward to hosting their Chinese partners during their Chicago visit from February 2, 2017 to February 16, 2017!