Visitors From China

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We’ve had a busy time in the Chinese Room during recent weeks, hosting our Chinese students from Shanghai Experimental School.
Firstly, our students had a great time welcoming four visiting Chinese students, Kitty, Hanna, Lewis and Steven into 3/4 C and 3/4 B. At the start of the week, it seemed like our visitors from China were very different to ourselves, yet as the week went on, we all started to realise that we shared many similarities. We helped our visiting students learn English, and they helped us to practise our Chinese character stroke order. They also helped us practise our Chinese conversational skills and pronunciation. We all loved having native speakers in our classrooms, and the way in which they helped us to recognize that there’s a real purpose for learning Chinese as a language other than English. We hope to have more visitors in the future so that other grades in our school can participate in this excellent program.
Thank you very much, to our wonderful Host Families, who went to great efforts to ensure our visitors had a warm welcome and valuable and comfortable stay in our area.
Other students from Shanghai were also hosted at Ararat West, Ararat North, Stawell 502, Stawell West and Great Western. Ms Molan and I would also like to thank all these schools and their Principals for their participation in this program.