At Joy International Secondary School, English as a universal language is the basis for learning knowledge in all subjects, and proficiency in English expression and writing skills is an essential skill for all students who aspire to study abroad. In order to enhance the fun and attractiveness of English subjects and stimulate students’ enthusiasm for learning, Joy Secondary School launched the second English Week activities since May 9, and the week-long colorful activities have attracted all students to actively participate in them.
This is both a moment to celebrate the achievements of students in the middle and high schools, and an opportunity to them to demonstrate the progress they have made over the year. There were four separate events: presentations on various themes by the Language Arts, Literary Genre and Language & Composition classes; poems and short plays performed by ESL 201, 301 and 401; and word game competitions for the high school and then the middle school.
这是一个庆祝初高中学生取得成就的时刻，也是一个展示他们一年来所取得进步的机会。 本次英语周由四个独立的部分组成：语言艺术、文学体裁和语言与写作班的不同主题的演讲；ESL 201、301和401的诗歌和短剧；还有高中和初中的文字游戏比赛。
The presentation topics included how the English texts have influenced the students; biographies and fact-files of literary characters; and explaining why students like or dislike particular characters. Students also created PowerPoints and then presented in groups of two, three or four. The students really demonstrated some of the key characteristics we develop here: namely, the ability to engage with the texts and to present their ideas and feelings; and the ability to organize themselves and to present their work in a mature fashion.
The next event saw ESL 201, 301 and 401 performing a poem and short plays. ESL 201 recited a long Roald Dahl poem, while ESL 301 and 401 both had two plays each. Some of the props, costumes and performances were really excellent! It was great to see students entering into the activity with such gusto.
下一个活动是ESL 201、301和401表演诗歌和短剧。ESL 201背诵了罗尔德·达尔的一首长诗，而ESL301和401都有两个剧本。 一些道具、服装和表演真的很棒！很高兴看到同学们以这样的热情参与到活动中来。
The word game competitions for middle school and high school were a Spelling Bee, a pronunciation game (with judges), and a game (taken from a British TV show) where teams select eight vowels and consonants and have one minute to make the longest word possible. The point of these activities was to do what we specialize in at Joy School: to enable students to demonstrate their ability with English vocabulary and pronunciation in a fun and stimulating environment, and by using their natural competitiveness to encourage them to demonstrate their skills in a different way from the typical classroom environment.Mike lead the games as though the students were taking part in a TV gameshow and made it a fun learning experience for the students.