MSB’s Dual Language Program is unique in China with all of our Chinese learning materials and lessons created by our Chinese Department.
The Dual Language Program see students spend half of each school day in English and Chinese environments. During the Chinese-led portion of the school day, students are presented with a full Chinese curriculum that not only includes lessons in the Chinese language (i.e., reading, writing, speaking, and listening), but also covers the geography, history, and cultural traditions of China.
To enrich children’s online learning experience, we were honored to invite Wang Han to talk to Grade 2 children about the general history of China. Wang has long served as a guide at the National Museum of China (NMC) and has extensive knowledge of the exhibits and Chinese history.
NMC is the supreme palace of history and art in China displaying China’s traditional culture, revolutionary culture and socialist culture. It houses more than 1.4 million objects as the embodiment and witness of China’s 5,000-year civilization.
With the help of the exhibits from the museum, Wang took children on a tour of Chinese history from the Stone Age all the way to the Qing Dynasty. Students were excited to get the picture of the historical events that shaped China and explore the origin and development of Chinese civilization. They voluntarily took copious notes during the sessions.
“We’re happy to offer students a different perspective in learning Chinese history through cultural relics from the museum,” said Alice, Head of the Chinese Department. “This is a good complement to the Chinese program.”
MSB is always on the lookout for partners and guest speakers to share their experiences and expertise with our students. Last year, we were honored to host online sessions with Dr. Briana Pobiner from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and archaeologist Jen Thum from the Harvard Art Museums.