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 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.
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.