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IB certificate-American Diploma Program Summer Course

IB文凭兼美国融合课程暑期学习报道


This 2018 Integrated American Diploma Program( IADP)summer session is not only an important part inthe whole program, but also a good opportunity for our students to learn the American study and life style.There were altogether 10 students who completed 2 courses and joined American families to experience a slice of American life.

2018年度美国融合课程 (IADP)不仅是整个美国课程学习项目重要的组成部分,同时也为我们的学生提前了解美国的学习和生活方式提供了很好的机会。我们十个学生都通过了两门学术课程,并且加入了美国的家庭体验了美国的生活方式。


Academic Study

Students completed the Mitchel College writing course to earn 3 college credits, and passed the U.S. government class, which is a requirement to receive a diploma from the New London Science and Technology Magnet High School.

学生们完成了 Mitchel College的写作课程,得到了三个学分;还通过了美国政治课,达到了从美国康涅狄格州磁石理工高中毕业并获得高中毕业证书的一个要求。

According to the schedule, students took the Mitchel College writing course from 8 to 11am every morning. This college writing course introduces students to the writing, reading and thinking skills necessary for success in college as well as in the workplace. Assignments emphasized the composition process, writing for different purposes, reading and responding critically and the conventions of formal written English as identified in the Communication Ability module. Through this four-week study, their writing ability has seen good improvement. In fact, the students commented that the IB English B skills training is applicable to this course and it served to enhance their learning.

按照课程安排,每天早上八点到十点,学生们会在 Mitchel College上写作课。这门写作课程主要是训练大学学习和以后的职场中需要用到的写作、阅读、思考技巧。作业针对训练写作的过程,学习如何针对不同目的来进行写作,有针对性地阅读和回复,学习正确的书面英语写作惯例以提高沟通能力。通过四周的学习,学生们的写作能力有了很大的提升。并且,学生反映他们之前在IB 英语 B 的课程所学的技巧同样适用于这门课,学起来并不困难。

 

Every day, students took their lunch in the high school and they continued working on their class tasks or reviewed their IELTS work before and after lunch.

每天中午,学生们会在高中的食堂享用午餐,用餐前后的空余时间都会用来完成作业或者学习雅思。

 

At 1 - 5 pm, students took the U.S. Government class in the New London Science and Technology Magnet High School. They studied the origins, development, structure, and functions of American national government, including the constitutional framework, federalism, the three branches of government, civil rights and liberties, etc. Upon completion, students were expected to be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts and participatory processes of American political system.

下午一点到五点,学生们会在美国康涅狄格州磁石理工高中上美国政治课。这节课,他们学习美国国家政府的起源、发展、结果和职能,包括宪法框架、联邦制、三权分立、公民权利和自由平等等内容。通过这门课,学生们对美国政治制度的基本概念和参与过程有了些许了解。

 

After dinner, students were given self-study time to complete their homework and prepare for IELTS. The summer program also included a creative class in which they were given the opportunity to work as a team to perform in any area of talent. With such an intensive yet fun learning environment, most of them achieved excellent results and improved on their English skills.

晚餐后的自习时间,学生们会完成家庭作业和准备雅思考试。这次的暑假课程还包括了一门创造型的课程,他们需要通过团队合作来展示自己在某一领域的才艺。这种集中并且有趣的语言环境使我们大部分的学生都获得了优异的成绩,进而提高了英文水平。

 

Activities

Students grew both academically and culturally. During weekends and holidays, they lived with local host families, and explored New England, with visits to New York City, Boston, and a few local colleges and universities.

学生们在学术上和文化上都对美国有了更多的了解。节假日期间,他们住在寄宿家庭里,并且游览了包括纽约、波士顿在内的新英格兰地区,还参观了很多大学。

 

As America is a melting pot with a rich mix of racial and ethnical diversity, our students lived with different racial families, including White American, Asian American, Africa American and Latino American families. Students experienced different cultures, and celebrated one of the grandest festivals, Independence Day. July 4 is a federal holiday in the United States, and is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, and carnivals. Our students took part with their host American families in these festivities, witnessing the great fireworks by the river or just setting off fireworks in their house garden. Their host families also took them to visit the Submarine Force Library and Museum, and invited them to join in their family barbecue party, or watch a show. It is a really good chance for students to experience how Americans celebrate their festivals and how they have fun during the weekends.

由于美国是一个多种族融合的国家,我们的学生也加入了不同种族的家庭,包括白人家庭、亚裔家庭、非裔美国人家庭、拉丁裔家庭。学生们经历了不同文化的生活方式,并参与庆祝了美国最盛大的节日之一——独立日。在美国,74日独立日是联邦节假日,通常会有烟火、游行、烧烤或者表演等庆祝活动。我们的学生和美国家庭一起,有的去河边看烟火表演,有的在自家的院子里放烟火。他们的寄宿家庭还带他们去参观了潜艇博物馆,带他们参加家庭烧烤聚会,观看演出。通过寄宿家庭,我们的学生对美国人如何庆祝他们的节日,如何度过周末有了最真实的体验。


The last week consisted of an exploration of New England with visits to New York City, Boston, and a few local colleges/universities. In New York, we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art where students saw art a variety of styles from Greek and Roman Art to the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, to Asian Art. In Boston, students stepped into history and explored Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. New York is one of the biggest, busiest and most modern cities in the world. Boston is one of the oldest cities, and an important port and center for higher education and culture in America. These two typical cities in the New England area provided our students with a glimpse of what America is like.

在最后一周,我们带领学生探索了新英格兰地区,参观了纽约、波士顿和一些当地有名的大学。在纽约大都会艺术博物馆,学生们看到了多种艺术风格的艺术作品,包括希腊和罗马的艺术,非洲的艺术,大洋洲的艺术,美洲的艺术,和亚洲的艺术。在波士顿,学生们步入了历史的长河,参观了法尼尔厅。该厅自1742年起就是一个市场和会议厅,接着还游览了昆西市场。纽约是这个世界上最现代化、最大、也是最繁忙的城市之一。波士顿是美国最古老的城市之一,也是重要的口岸城市,同时也是美国高等教育和文化的中心。这两个新英格兰地区最典型的城市体验,让了我们的学生更真切的了解了美国的都市生活。

 

Moreover, our students toured and learned about four very different colleges/universities during their visit. They visited Connecticut College, Boston College, the University of Connecticut, and of course Mitchell College where they stayed during their time there. During conversations with the admissions offices of each of the schools, they learned about programs that are offered as well as the support that is provided for International students. It was our intention that by visiting these colleges/universities our students would learn about the admission process, the academic programs, and college life. After visiting these universities and colleges, students have more idea about what requirements they need to meet to be admitted and how their undergraduate lives will be like in the future.

另外,他们还参观了四所不同的大学,康涅狄格学院,波士顿学院,康涅狄格大学,和米歇尔学院。每到一所大学,我们的学生都和学校的招生办公室工作人员进行详细的交流,了解了关于国际生申请入学和入学后的学习要求。我们希望通过参观这些大学,使学生更多地了解美国大学的招生流程,学术课程和大学生活。在参观了这些著名的学府之后,学生对于大学的录取要求有了更清晰的认识,对于未来的大学生活也有了更多了解。

By the end of this summer program, our studentheld a talent show to celebrate and to express gratitude to their host family parents and school staff. Every student joined in to prepare for this talent show, singing songs, reciting a poem, or making a video for the whole program. At the end of this farewell party, students expressed their gratitude to all the people who supported this summer program,presented gifts and took photos with their host family parents and Magnet high school staff. Louis E. Allen Jr., New London Magnet School former director of the New London Science and Technology Magnet High School, commented, ‘during the 44 years that I have been in education I have not beenimpressed with a group of students like I have with this group form SIPFLS.’

在这个暑假课程的最后,我们的学生准备了一个才艺表演来庆祝,并表达对寄宿家庭的父母和美国高中的工作人员的感谢。每位学生都参与了这个才艺表演,表演了唱歌、朗诵,并为在美国生活的四个礼拜做了视频。在这个告别晚会的最后,学生们向所有参与这个项目的人员表达感谢并赠送礼物。他们和住宿家庭的父母、美国高中的老师合影留念。New London Magnet School的前任校长路易斯 E 艾伦, Jr.称赞我们的学生:“在我44年的教育生涯中,从没有别的学生像园区外国语学校的这群学生这样给我留下如此深刻的印象。”

 

Students also expressed that they grew a lot through this program.

“This is really an interesting and excellent trip. We have experienced an actual slice of American life. From this, we have learnt a lot about American culture”, Kila.

“And we should learn how to be thankful to our parents and teachers and our host family. Our principal told us to go the extra mile in all what we do”,Felix.

“In this class, I think the most important thing that the teachers taught us is about how to find the deeper meaning in the articles or videos. Even some cartoon films which are actually for children also have very deep meaning. For example, the film, Inside Out explores the theme of how people grow and how their experiences change their way of thinking. It is very important for us to look for these deeper ideas and that is what we call critical thinking.”Will.

“I learned a lot in the month of learning in the United States. For example, how to be a risk-taker and a communicator. More practice in our study will help perfect our skills. If you cannot remember a word immediately, then make a sentence with it to help you remember it”, Aida.

学生表示通过这次的课程,他们受益匪浅:

“这是一个非常有趣和精彩的旅程,我们亲身感受了美国的生活。通过这个,学习了很多美国的文化。”Kila

“我们学会了如何对我们的父母老师和我们的住家家庭表达感谢。我们的校长也教会我们在做任何事情的时候都要学会突破自己”Felix

“在这节课上,我觉得老师教会我们最重要的事情就是如何去寻找文章和视频的深意。尽管有些卡通电影是给儿童看的,但是也有其深意。比如,《头脑特工队》就是关于成长的故事,并且展现了人们经历过的事情是如何改变他们的思维方式的。学会如何探索更深层次的信息对我们非常重要,我们把这种能力叫做批判性思维。”Will

“在美国的这个月,我学会了很多,比如如何成为风险的承担者和很多交流技巧。在学习方面,要勤学多练。如果你不能立刻背下一个单词,那么就把单词放到句子中去记忆。”Aida

 

Their parents also praise our IADP summer program.

“He enjoyed the time with his homestay. Hishost family planned his daily lives, entertainment, food, and visits wonderfully. All of these and communication with his hostfamily have left him with good memories”, Kila’s parents.

“The writing course gave them the basic idea about writing for academicpurposes. He gained a lot experience from this”, Frank’s parents.

“Through this program, they visited universities and colleges, and learned about admission requirements and study life in the university in the future. The American hostfamilies also gave the students the chance to learn American culture. The above two points helped a lot.”, Aida’s parents

家长也对我们的 IADP 美国暑假课程表示了赞扬:

对他所住到的住家表示强烈的点赞,住家安排的生活、娱乐、饮食、外出,以及与住家主任的沟通等,都给他留下了非常美好的回忆。” Kila的家长

写作课开始接触大学写作的格式,积累到了经验。” Frank的家长

参观美国大学,对入学要求和学习生活进行了解,以及美国住家带学生了解了美国文化和生活;这两点对孩子的帮助影响都比较大。” Aida的家长

 

Our students successfully completed this summer session and arrived home to starttheir summer holidays. This four-week travelgave them a lot of opportunities to learn about America and boost their confidence in their learning for the new academic year.

我们的学生成功地完成了今年的暑假课程,现在已经回到家,开始了他们的暑假。这个四周的旅程给了他们很多机会去了解美国,并且赋予了他们在日后的学习过程中必备的信心


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