• YingHua International School

    YingHua International School

  • Excellence     Diversity     Integrity     Compassion

    Excellence     Diversity     Integrity     Compassion

  • English-Chinese Immersion School of Princeton

    English-Chinese Immersion School of Princeton

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The purpose of this policy is to share with the YHIS and broader educational community the philosophy underpinning the teaching of languages at YHIS. This policy, consistent with the principles and practices of IB PYP, is intended to provide a clear and concise description as to the role of language learning at YHIS, which permeates all subject areas through authentic contexts in a culturally rich and diverse environment. 
 
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I. Overview


A. Mission


At YingHua International School (YHIS), our mission is to enable academic excellence and prepare students for compassionate, effective, and ethical global citizenship by facilitating English- and Chinese-language acquisition and instilling a passion for lifelong learning.

B. Purpose of the Language Policy


The purpose of this publication is to share with the YHIS and broader educational community the philosophy underpinning the teaching of languages at YHIS. This policy, consistent with the stipulated principles and practices of IB PYP, is intended to provide a clear and concise description as to the role of language learning at YHIS which permeates all subject areas through authentic contexts in a culturally rich and diverse environment.

C. Language Philosophy


YHIS challenges students to become responsible and effective world citizens. Intensive language learning is fundamental to this goal. Language learning promotes a dynamic framework with which to understand other cultures and perspectives. YHIS students are expected to attain a confident level of oral and written proficiency in both English and Mandarin Chinese. By learning languages, as well as learning about and through languages, students foster knowledge, understanding, sensitivity and appreciation of cultures, values, traditions and perspectives.

D. Core Values


At YHIS, we believe that students learn best in a supportive and diverse community, where every student, educator, staff member, and family is encouraged to strive for:
• Excellence
• Diversity
• Integrity
• Compassion

Excellence is striving for and being the best that we can be. It means high standards of teaching, learning, and all that we do. Excellence includes personal, social, physical, career, cultural, and spiritual development in addition to intellectual curiosity and rigor. It includes teamwork, community service and leadership.

Diversity is embracing difference and building on the best of all worlds with a global perspective. It embraces equity among cultures and peoples, and suggests respect for the natural world including its animal and plant inhabitants.

Integrity is excellence of character. Compassion is caring for diverse others. Both integrity and compassion are essential for guiding how we relate to and treat one another and are a critical cornerstone for what YHIS stands for.

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