2017 Beijing China Trip
2017/2018 Exchange Program with Beijing Foreign Language School
With the support from our administrators, teachers and parents, this year our Disney School had the opportunity to join LaSalle Exchange Program with Beijing Foreign Language School again. The China trip to Beijing Foreign Language School got sponsored and approved by CPS ! It last about two weeks from November 6, 2017 to November 20, 2017!
There were altogether 16 students in the China trip this year. Our Disney school had three students selected for this program this year. They are Lucy , Aisya and Chloe from 8th grade gifted class room 301.
During 2017 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 English language taught by an English native speaker, Mandarin Chinese, Calligraphy, 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 had not only improved their Chinese proficiency level and broadened their horizons of Chinese history and cultures, but also had built life-long friendship with everybody there!
Due to everybody’s hard work and support, 2017 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 January 27, 2017 to February 10, 2017!