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The Theatre Project
Starting in the Fall 2016 semester, our students went under the tutelage of Michael Leibenluft, a Chinese-English bilingual theatre expert, to engage in a year-long theatre project. Michael is also an active member in the Chinese language community, one of his better known involvement is the GUNGHO Projects.
Students of each class voted for stories they want to act out, selected scenes, wrote scripts for the characters, and will move on to producing their plays in the Spring 2017 semester.
The plays they have selected includes: 嫦娥奔月 (The Legend of Chang'e, the Goddess of the Moon), 仙人张果老 (Zhang Guo Lao the Immortal), 鸿门宴 (The Banquet At Hongmen), 飞来峰 (The Story of the Flying Mountain), and 姜太公钓鱼 (Jiang Taigong Fishing).
Chinese Map Scavenger Hunt
During the Fall 2016 semester, our Saturday morning Level 7 students took the classic scavenger hunt game and created the Chinese Map Scavenger Hunt game. The gameplay is simple: the handmade map of China are labeled with main geographic landmarks of the country; the students are then given a list of landmarks that they must locate from the map within a given time. The students loved the challenge and a majority of them identified most of the landmarks, while the younger students, in particular, had an intense time searching but still enjoyed this game very much.
Some of our oldest students are either in or approaching high school, therefore, our program has begun to offer these students the opportunity to become "student teachers" to serve as mentor to our younger students during our classes, summer camps in NYC or in China. We hope to teach them compassion, responsibility, leadership, and for them to see how their actions as role models can affect others.
Students in our program tend to become close friends with their fellow classmates (or even our teachers) as they battle challenges and learn together. We have seen many friendships bud from the first day of class and have since blossomed into lasting friendships..
Every semester, our students engage in cooking lessons incorporated into their curriculum as part of their Chinese language learning experience.