Language Acquisition

Misconception 3: Competence in the home language is not important when learning a second language. Non native students in international schools learn English more quickly and effectively if they maintain and develop their proficiency in the mother tongue. Research has shown that many skills acquired in the first language can be transferred to the second […]


This Thursday’s topic on #PYPCHAT is “Teachers as Researchers.” Sample questions – What is action research? How is a teacher also a researcher?  Thursday 5 March (Asia Pacific) 6:00 -7:00pm.  Info: on the pypchat wiki.

SET minutes – Feb 26

Good morning, Please see the attached SET minutes from Feb 26. Arden Tyoschin Deputy Director – Learning ardentyoschin Nanjing International SchoolPh: +86 25 8589 9111 ext 1040 Fax: +86 25 8589 9222 NIS: An inclusive learning community, inspiring international mindedness, personal excellence, creative thinking

MYP/DP Friday Assembly this Week!

You are an MYP/DP student on 8:01am Friday morning… Where will you be? A. Sitting in the theatre enjoying the start to an amazing assembly with your bag in your locker. B. Powerwalking to your locker to put your bag away because you forgot that you can’t bring it to assembly. C.  Listening to the doors […]

Procrastinators Unite…Tomorrow!

Hey everybody, For my PPP, I made, a short film on procrastination. Entitled “Enough Time,” I hoped this video could make people aware of this important topic. I had a lot of fun making it, and I hope you guys like it. There’s also a SurveyMonkey link beneath the video that I was hoping you […]

CARDS for Jakarta

In Jakarta, teachers Neil Bantleman and Ferdi Tjeong are still in gaol with about 3 weeks left before the judges make a ruling. Currently they are presenting their evidence. Laurie will be going to JIS next week for accreditation and he will take a couple of cards. These will be in the staffroom until Tuesday 10th for […]


Do you like surprises?  Do you lOVE surprises? You do?  Then come to the 4C homeroom at lunchtime (after you have eaten) to get a guaranteed surprise! Any time between 1.10 and 1.50 will be fine.  Hope to see you there!

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