2019 Beijing China Trip

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2019-2020 Exchange Program with Beijing Foreign Language School

         With the support from our administrators, teachers and parents, this year our Disney School continuously joins LaSalle Exchange Program with Beijing Foreign Language School. There are altogether 13 students from Disney, LaSalle and LaSalle 2 in the program this year. Our Disney school has four students selected for this program and they are Charlotte S., Gabby G., Noah B. and Ben B. from 8th grade gifted class room 301. 

       For the exchange program, there are two parts: China trip and hosting. The China trip lasted about two weeks from November 9, 2019 to November 22, 2019!

       During 2019 China trip, our students were thoroughly exposed to Chinese language and cultures. They attended varieties of classes in Beijing Foreign Language School, for example, they attended the classes of Mandarin Chinese, Math, English, Sand Arts, National Painting, Calligraphy, Paper Cutting, Seals Carving, Shadow Puppet, Tea Ceremony 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, Chinese traditional streets “Hu Tong”, National Museum, Science and Technology Museum. They also worked on the projects such as 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, 2019 Beijing China trip was another 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 1, 2020 to February 13, 2020!