LEH Foshan 2023 Language Academy Recap

LEH Foshan 2023 Language Academy Recap

As the 2023 LEH Foshan Language Academy comes to a close, we reflect on a week filled with captivating thematic learning experiences that have left a lasting impact on our students. We believe that education should be a voyage of discovery, inspiring students to engage with their learning in meaningful and enjoyable ways. The thematic approach adopted in our Language Academy embodies this philosophy, allowing students to not only improve their language skills but also to develop a deeper understanding of the world around them.

By immersing students in thematic learning experiences, we seamlessly integrate language acquisition with real-world contexts. This approach enables learners to connect their language skills to authentic scenarios, sparking their curiosity and enthusiasm. Each theme serves as a window into various subjects, encouraging cross-disciplinary thinking and fostering a holistic understanding of knowledge. From delving into the realms of enchanting fairy tales to unearthing the treasures of ancient history and contemporary concepts, this year's Language Academy has been an incredible journey of exploration, empowerment, and enrichment.

Lower Key Stage 2

A World of Enchantment: "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Our youngest students embarked on a captivating journey through "Jack and the Beanstalk." Immersed in a week of magic beans, towering giants, and creativity, they honed language skills while nurturing curiosity. Reading sessions allowed children to explore not only their key text, but also related reading to hone their understanding of  letters and sounds, while a story map enhanced comprehension. Children also learned the foundations of creative writing, by beginning to write their own version of “Jack and the Beanstalk”, inspired by a class reading of “Jill and the Beanstalk”. A puppet show brought the tale alive and planting beansprouts with diaries helped develop students’ science skills. This immersive adventure ignited a passion for learning, combining language development, creativity, and holistic growth in one enchanting experience.






Upper Key Stage 2

Unveiling the Past: "Journey to Pompeii"

In "Journey to Pompeii," Upper Key Stage 2 students voyaged into Ancient Rome by exploring different sources based around ancient Rome and Pompeii, seamlessly intertwining language fluency with historical understanding and research skills. Through reading, historical research, archaeological simulations and creative storytelling, learners explored the daily life and tragic eruption that preserved Pompeii forever. Students’ vocabulary grew stronger, research skills improved, and descriptive language developed as students reconstructed the past by writing diary entries about escaping from Pompeii. By crafting Roman dioramas in Art, they brought antiquity to life artistically. They brought this research together by writing their own non-fiction informational texts based around their learning during the week – and also developing their voices as young authors.






Key Stage 3

Navigating the Modern Landscape: "The World of Advertising"

Key Stage 3 students immersed themselves in the “World of Advertising,” delving into effective communication, brand identity, and consumer psychology. Through hands-on activities, they mastered brand analysis, media strategies, colour psychology, and persuasive writing. Crafting their own ad plans, practising public speaking, and perfecting pitch skills, students honed practical techniques for impactful communication. This immersive journey not only enriched vocabulary but also empowered students to navigate the language of persuasion confidently, fostering a deeper appreciation for the realm of advertising and communication. Students then applied what they learn to practice by creating some eye-catching cereal boxes in the Art lesson.





Key Stage 4

Exploring Identity: "Self-Identity"

Key Stage 4 students embarked on an insightful "Self-Identity" exploration, delving into individuality, culture, and personal growth. They gained vocabulary on personality and mastered advanced grammar, including present perfect tense, comparative and superlative adjectives. Discussions delved into the intriguing topic of personality shifts while speaking another language. Daily conversation practices elevated their oral expressive skills. Family portraits in Art lessons encouraged the visual representation of their unique identities, intertwining creativity with self-discovery. These lessons and activities enhanced their communication abilities, fostering deeper self-awareness and promoting understanding of others within a social context.





Beyond the Classroom

Embracing Extracurricular Exploration

During the Language Academy programme, students enthusiastically participated in a range of extracurricular activities (ECAs). From heart-pounding matches on the football field to strategic games of rounders, geography investigations, artistic endeavours, and the rhythm of Samba, our learners indulged their interests and talents beyond traditional learning. These diverse ECAs nurtured holistic development, balancing language proficiency with personal passions, fostering well-rounded growth and enriching the Language Academy experience.




As we bid farewell to another successful Language Academy, we extend our gratitude to our teachers and a team of dedicated English Language Learning (ELL) specialists, Teaching Assistants, and Art Technician, whose commitment to fostering a safe and engaging learning environment has made this experience possible. Our students have not only refined their language skills but have also grown as critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and confident communicators. We look forward to witnessing the continued progress and achievements of our talented learners, now they have the foundational skills necessary to help them thrive here at LEH Foshan.













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