By Heidi Steele In the summer 2012 we conducted a two-way student exchange with our partner high school in China. The exchange group was composed of four of American students and four students from our partner school in China. Each American student was paired with a Chinese partner. When the Chinese group visited us for [...]
Blog about student exchange opportunities and experiences.
Check out this amazing video with students from Gig Harbor and Mudanjiang talking about their time traveling together and experiencing life in each other’s hometowns as part of an innovative student exchange program. When in Gig Harbor, the Chinese students pledged to speak only English. While in China, the American students pledged to speak only [...]
Switching Languages on the Plane By Heidi Steele We are now officially half way through our first annual two-way student exchange with Mudanjiang No. 1 High School! The four Chinese students and their teacher arrived in Seattle on July 21, having spent four days in San Francisco on the way. The [...]
Running a Book Discussion Group By Heidi Steele A couple of months ago, we launched a book discussion group with participants from the Psychology Club at Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, WA and approximately 50 students from Mudanjiang No. 1 High School in China’s Heilongjiang Province. The idea of holding a book discussion group [...]
Language Coaching: Video Skits to Teach Slang By Heidi Steele We want our students to take advantage of the opportunity they have to improve their second language skills from interacting directly with students at their partner school. This year, we are starting a new project in which students at both schools create short videos to [...]