美式英语研究型写作

无缝衔接美国学校课纲,关注英语应用综合能力

课程团队及背景

课程由前美国顶尖私立高中MICDS资深写作老师(现高育教育全职老师)开发,并得到很多美国学校的认可。课程不仅为学生提供顶尖学校所需要的写作和研究能力,还能获得官方认可的证书。未来还将有更多优质学校加入课程体系,认可课程内容。

课程目的

课程元素关注对于指定话题的研究, 阅读和写作的综合能力。 课程目的是培养从小学阶段至中学阶段孩子具有基础的英语综合应用能力,以适应美国学校的教学系统。课程将会教授关于有效阅读,写作和调研的技巧。通过课程,学生将被要求分析相应程度的英语书目,进行美式调研,筛选信息(使用MLA格式),并且将这些信息转化为符合美式规范的文章。另,选取的阅读材料给学生提供了跨学科的知识,包含历史人物等事件。

The purpose of this course is to prepare preliminary or middle school aged Chinese students with fundamental skills and background knowledge to help their success in the US school system. This specific class will teach skills in active reading, writing, and researching. Throughout the course, the students will be asked to analyze books in English that are suitable for their reading level, preform research that is up to par with US standards, properly cite outside information (using the MLA formatting style), and create essays that follow the American format. Additionally, the chosen reading material for this class will further enhance the students’ knowledge as it includes both historical and fictional events that are familiar to a Western audience by the time they enter into high school. This will help make the student’s transition into a US English classroom even easier.

小班化授课

免费试听课

全英文授课

课程体系

课程暂时开放三阶段,每阶段10次课20课时。

分别适合从小学高年级开始至初中及高中低年级学生。

初阶 / Entry Level

适合初级英语能力 小学高年级或初中低年级

学生要求: 能够非常简单的进行英语对话互动 能够看懂简单的英语书

进阶 1 / Level 1

适合初级英语能力 或已完成Entry Level考核的孩子 国际学校小学高年级 或普通初中水平

学生要求: 能够进行英语对话互动 能够阅读一般章节英语书

进阶 2 / Level 2

适合中级英语能力 或已完成Level 1考核的孩子 国际学校初中 或普通高中低年级水平

学生要求: 能够进行相对流畅的英语对话互动 能够阅读中等章节英语书

初阶英语课纲举例:

  • Critical reading skills – how to interpret and analyze literature, including the use of literary devices such as metaphors, similes, personifications, etc.

  • Research skills – how to identify credible sources, how to search for specific research online and how to use keywords, helpful links used by US students

  • Formatting – how to format a bibliography page (very important in the US because of strict cheating and plagiarizing laws), how to format certain things within a paper such as titles of different types of works, foreign words, proper names, etc

  • Citing – how to properly cite quotations, summarizations, paraphrases, etc in a paper

  • Writing structure – the 5 paragraph format of a standard US paper, including specific advice on how to write an introduction paragraph, three body paragraphs with evidence, and a conclusion

  • Thesis development – how to develop a high-level thesis and where to place it in a paper

  • Quotations – how to identify strong, helpful quotations vs poor ones, how to format a quote (single sentence, block quote, etc), how to choose meaningful quotes to enhance a paper, and how to identify weak, unnecessary, or counterproductive quotes.

  • Reading analysis – how to analyze historical or cultural context from a fictional book, how to compare fictional history to actual history through research

 

部分参考书目和阅读材料: Book List & Other Reading Materials:

  • 《 The Lightening Thief 》by Rick Riordan – A fictional story about a 12 year old boy, set in the US cities of New York, St. Louis, Denver, Las Vegas, and LA, and also includes history about Greek mythology (Greek Gods that almost every student in the US knows about by high school).

  • 《 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 》by Mark Twain – This book follows the fictional adventures of two middle school boys, chronicling their lives growing up in small-town America on the Mississippi River in the late 1800s.

  • 《 To Kill A Mockingbird 》by Harper Lee – An extremely famous book for American middle schoolers, this Pulitzer Prize winning story describes life in a Southern town that deals with the issues of racism and slavery in the 50s.

  • Poems or Short Essays – used to hone critical reading skills

 

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