- 北京 顺义区
- 2020-03-03 07:41:10
The Xin Fuxue GoodTalk Campus Competition promoted 95% of its Contestants to the national Semi-finals
What is the GoodTalk (Global Village) Youth Bilingual Speech Conference? It is a competition that attracts the participation of young students from across the world. These students communicate and compete using their non-native language. In all, the conference takes the form of a bilingual speech contest.
GoodTalk consists of three speech competitions, namely the GoodTalk Speech National Finals (China), the GoodTalk Global Village Children & Youth Bilingual Speech Convention in Singapore and School Campus Speech Tour in the world. The mission is to “allow Chinese students to go international and teach international students Chinese”. Each year, Chinese students give Chinese Language speeches and international students gave English speeches under a designated topic. Starting from 2009, this annual event has been held in China, Singapore, Australia, America, Denmark, and other countries. Through speeches and communication in a second language, GoodTalk aims to promote English and Chinese languages around the globe and deepen the young generation’s understanding and knowledge of different cultures and cultivate young diplomatic talents that have international influence.
This is the second year that XFA elementary and middle school have participated in the GoodTalk competition. In the school-based competition, our students presented enlightening speeches, showcasing their fluent English and expression abilities. 95% of the participants were successfully promoted to the national semi-finals. This competition and communication inspired students’ passion for learning, improved their social ability and aroused their interest in Chinese culture.
The GoodTalk national semi-finals are to be held in December when our students will be faced with more challenging topics, express themselves on a bigger stage with greater confidence and spread Chinese culture to the world. When they stand on stage with confidence, the result becomes the least important issue. What’s important is that they dare to take challenges in the future.
Diversified mid-term assessments promoted all-round development of students
XFA elementary and middle school students took the mid-term examinations during the first week of November. The subjects accessed in elementary school include Chinese language, English language, Chinese Mathematics, English Mathematics, dance, music, arts, and sports. The subjects accessed in middle school include Chinese language, English language, Chinese Mathematics, English Mathematics, natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), humanities and society, art, sports, etc.
The mid-term examinations include not only written tests but also the comprehensive scores for the first quarter of the year. In some disciplines taught by foreign teachers, interviews are also included. In art and sports, the assessment is related to the children's mastery of basic knowledge or skills, the ability to express themselves, and participation in school athletic competitions.
Each student's parents will receive a comprehensive evaluation report which includes not only assessment results, but also comments from every subject teacher. With this report, parents can better understand the learning of the child and the child can know more about their progress. We encourage every student to actively learn and participate in various subjects and activities, instead of a certain subject or aspect, to develop in an all-round way.
XFA students won the international mathematics competition AMC
The results of the Australian mathematics competition (AMC), the world's largest inter-school mathematics competition, were published on the official WeChat and website last week. More than 90% of XFA students won prizes, among which was first, second and third prizes were higher than the average winning rate of the competition.
The Australian mathematics competition (AMC) is one of the world's largest and oldest inter-school mathematics competitions. The 41-year old competition, with 14.5 million students from 32 countries, is organized by the AMT. The innovative questions and multi-language questions enable math lovers all over the world to learn from each other in the field of mathematics and have a deep understanding of the importance of mathematics in practical life.
To participate in the international mathematics competition is an important part of the "Mathematics Plus" teaching system of XFA. Starting from the third grade, XFA students begin to carry out differentiating teaching of mathematics, teaching students following their aptitude and their specific learning conditions. Through the differentiating setting of mathematics courses and thinking training, students can be trained to understand mathematics knowledge, analyze the logic of problems and solve mathematical problems, to truly improve their mathematical logical thinking ability. Mathematics is not only a basic subject but also one of the most important subjects. In the future, it will become one of the advantageous subjects for Chinese students to apply for top foreign universities. Through mathematics, they can build good logical thinking ability and problem-solving ability to help themselves in learning other science subjects and help with their development in other fields.
This Friday, each class in elementary will hold a collective teacher parents meeting. Then, over the next two weeks, parents will have one-on-one teacher parents’ meetings with Chinese and foreign teachers and subject teachers.
Each quarter, the XFA staff will carry out a variety of forms of teacher parents’ meetings to strengthen the communication with parents according to the different stages of students' growth and from different dimensions. We always believe that home-school education is the best way of education. School and family are the unity of cooperation. Only when the educational concept, educational behavior and educational attitude of the school and families are highly consistent, can children grow up in a safe, healthy and free space and form a correct outlook on life and values.
At the end of November, the school will also provide an opportunity for parents to visit our campus. Parents will have a chance to sign up and come in to view their child’s class.
Every stage of a child contains it’s own age characteristics. The formation of their personality and behavior habits is closely related to family education. When children go to school, they need a high degree of cooperation between teachers and parents to cultivate their growth. We hope that every child will grow up healthily both physically and mentally. When they become adults, they can be more confident and braver to face themselves, the future and the world.