Understanding and mastering the power of language in China

Insights | Understanding and mastering the power of language

Interview of the Head of the WellingtonCollege

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Wellington is already a language-rich environment, because like all international schools we have people speaking a wide range of different languages. However, it’s clear to me that as a school we are becoming more consciously aware of our ability to encourage the understanding and exploration of language itself. A recent piece of evidence of this would be the incredibly detailed language survey which drilled down into the remarkably complex linguistic backgrounds of Wellington’s pupils.

It’s this richness of language and expression that our pupils of all backgrounds are bringing into Wellington and it is something I feel very strongly that we must continue to encourage and reinforce as much as possible. Our style of teaching and learning becomes so much more effective and enjoyable when we move beyond simplistic one-word answers, where language is very restrictive and ‘played safe’, to a place where words and ideas are shared around, played with, experimented and expanded upon freely.

 

This applies to every Wellington pupil: whether English is your first language or not, whether you are fortunate enough to speak several languages fluently, there is always more to learn. There are always more words and shades of meaning and possibilities that could allow us to communicate with greater style, confidence and nuance. I’m not talking about simply swallowing a thesaurus and rattling off a long list of lengthy words either; being able to choose the right words is about more than just having a large vocabulary.

  • It’s also about sensitivity to your audience, whether that’s one person or a thousand. Finding those words that will most powerfully connect with an audience only comes with practice and a little bit of risk-taking.

This is a concept that I feel our pupils inherently understand and something that we are getting consciously better at encouraging throughout the Education via school. It’s partly in Wellington’s DNA: we’re inclusive and international, ‘linguistic’ is one of our aptitudes; our whole philosophy of education is very fertile soil for sharing language. However, it’s also something that I think we are all able to actively encourage through a variety of means.

Reading

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source : https://www.wellingtoncollege.cn/shanghai/academic/curriculum/prep-school/

Primary School is the Key

One key way to share language is to promote the sense of Wellington being a ‘reading school’, that is, a place where reading is always encouraged and shared between pupils and teachers, in and out of class. Helping all pupils gain a deep, disciplined reading habit doesn’t just mean that they read literary classics; (though there’s a significant place for that of course… I’d be a strange kind of English teacher if I didn’t think such books were valuable!) it means engaging with language in whatever form excites their imagination and sparks a desire to explore and understand.

Being Lost in a Book

Whether it’s science or philosophy, a Jane Austen novel or an online article on breakthrough technologies, the inherent value of reading is in the act itself, not in the book, magazine or digital content. It’s in the pleasure you gain from reading, the knowledge you gain, the ideas you formulate, the perspectives and minds you encounter that otherwise you are locked out of; these are the things that make reading so valuable and so inherently important. Being ‘lost in a book’ is one of the best ways to find the space we all need, from time to time, to step away from the world.

 

Learning

Wellington is, and must continue to be, a place where people value reading, learn from it and then share that learning. I want our classrooms to always be places of genuine, respectful and informed debate.

 

Having those kinds of debates, sharing that kind of knowledge, gaining that ability to ‘read’ the world, is essential in helping every Wellingtonian leave this school possessing that vital human spark necessary to successfully engage with other people, no matter what their chosen academic, professional or personal path in life.

Friends in China

It’s not how many Chinese friends you have on Facebook or in a WeChat group that makes the difference, it’s whether you can use the linguistic tools at your disposal to say something that is compelling enough for people to want to listen to.

I’d like to finish by sharing a bit of Chinese language that aptly summarises my thoughts on the subject. A favourite poem of mine is ‘V’, a lengthy work by a British poet, Tony Harrison. It opens with a quotation from Arthur Scargill, a trade union leader in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s, when I was growing up:

“I still read the dictionary every day. My father taught me that your power to live depends on your power to master words.”

I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the method, but his point still stands. We must always aim to increase our mastery of words, of Chinese language itself, so that we can gain a greater understanding of ourselves, our world and our place in it. This should be viewed as a lifelong process, kickstarted for our pupils during their school years so that they are as ready as possible for all the stories and discussion and debate that will make up their lives to come.

Joe McKee

Head of Senior School

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China Give New Solutions to Wall Street

China Huge Rewards Suggestions For Wall Street

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China Stock market

China Gift Suggestions huge rewards for WallStreet — with big Threats The next technique may be that the Maritime or Sea Shipping which shrewd in the event that you are shipping huge quantities of goods. Nonetheless, it will take at least a few weeks, sometime, to get to the port of destination.

Maritime Shipping has costs for example customs clearance and supply to a warehouse. Then there will be the records which you must process from the vent of both destination and origin.

Beijing and Finance Investment

For decades, its market freed up by Beijing by encouraging levels of financing which a bubble has been by a panic. By inviting organizations to reduce debt officials from China have responded, however, it.

You’ve got three options in sending your goods should think about the volume and weight of your shipment, should you choose that system you’re planning to use.

“it is an excellent prospect for the huge banks. They possess the abilities, money, experience, and capital,” explained David Kotok, creator chief investment officer at Cumberland Associates. “Each CEO since 1948” has led to China being a promising economy, Chanos said. “But no one makes anything”

WallStreet

WallStreet’s trade group, the Securities Industry, and Financial Markets Association, carefully applauded the actions to gradually gain access to the planet’s No. 2 market.

China has promised to lift restrictions on exchange lenders in its own banking platform that was huge. They still stand to generate gobs of money from lending to people and businesses along with providing an underserved sector with investment expertise.

Citigroup and Goldman Sachs

Citigroup and Goldman Sachs per generate approximately 4 percent of this revenue in China, based on FactSet. However, those US banks get revenue from Brazil, Canada, and niches. The way of sending your goods is through atmosphere dispatch. It’s advantageous for those who want services and products to be sent in a brief while for you, in the event your goods are of low volume and so are of significance, and also one’s order is not small. There certainly is a whole lot of air. The central bank may even enable foreign organizations to get a vast majority stake (up to 51 percent) in securities, finance management, futures life insurance firms, Nomura explained. Those ownership constraints are required to be removed after three decades.

China’s central bank

“There’s really a wild west setting that could lead to sudden conclusions originating out of the government,” educate Scott Morris, a former US Treasury Department official throughout the Obama government. China’s central bank on Wednesday issued a deadline to start the financial economy of China and vowed to allow firms to compete on equal footing, state press reported.
A few of the most significant players on Wall Street have a footprint in China, albeit bigger than they would enjoy a market growing as America’s. China reported quite good growth of nearly 7 percent throughout all the previous couple of decades.

China can connect its own inventory exchange to London

Yet US banks must traverse a system that is catchy and also an arrangement. Plus they will have to stay away from trouble. “While we’re pleased about the advancement, we’re ready to realize that the rules are employed in a manner that ensures an even playing field,” Peter Matheson, ” SIFMA’s managing director of global policy and advocacy, ” said in a meeting. “It is an economical version built into your debt. They must keep cultivating their own debt to educate their market,” billionaire investor Jim Chanos told CNNMoney’s “Trade Today” series on Wednesday.

Guide to attract Chinese investor in French

The American Debt

“When there’s a debt, then you also will view it. “But you have to be more mindful of the dangers you choose.” That is certainly not forgetting rising trade tensions between Washington and Beijing, that may have abandoned the entire world’s two biggest savings on the point of a trade warfare. Beijing has sought to crack down on investment vehicles. And authorities are pushing for greater transparency of these loans organizations have accumulated through recent years. Related “It is just about a no-brainer for just about any large global institution to wish to be present,” Morris explained. The others are cynical about the growth prospects, especially given the market’s heavy reliance on China.

“let us not think with them as an example of financial benevolence,

” Matheson said. “Letting foreign financial firms to have their organizations in China is great for US firms as well as the US market, and China’s market, also”

At the conclusion of June, the People’s Bank of China intends to remove investment constraints to asset management firms and banks, based on analysts in Nomura. “The topics are just like conducting business anywhere on the planet.

SIFMA and officials at Beijing have been talking for weeks roughly those particulars.

“The group has highlighted that launching the enormous banking marketplace of China is beneficial. ” Explain the founder of GMA (Marketing Agency in China)

China debt has been comparable to 161 percent of its total output in accordance with the Institute of International Finance. That is the highest among 30 savings and more than double your debt burden at the USA that the category measures. Kotok played concerns regarding the struggles of operating.

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Coolest Starbucks of the world is in China

Did you heard about the collest starbucks Coffee partnership with Alibaba ?

Just when you thought in China could not get better, the world’s largest Starbucks opens on the Nanjing Road.(Shanghai)

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The new Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai is the company’s most ambitious project and offers the first fully immersive coffee experience in Asia. Basically, it’s like chocolate shop Willy Wonka coffee shops. The Roastery occupies a 30,000 square foot space on Nanjing Xi Lu, which is about 15 times the size of your average Starbucks location and two times larger than the first roaster, opened in Seattle in 2014.

 
Inside the Wonderland caffeinated beverages, you’ll find an 88-foot-long coffee bar, a home-made bakery, and the Resistance Room, a magnificent two-story pavilion carved with over 1,000 traditional Chinese stamps .

If all that sounds a little overwhelming, Alibaba is here again to help you. Roaster visitors can use the app. And if that’s not too much for sense, you can also visit the store on Tmall and have some coffee beans right on your doorstep. Really, we live in the best of circumstances.

The ultra-giant Roastery is just the most daring part of Starbucks’ big plans for China, where every 15 hours a new location opens up. By 2020, the company hopes to have 5,000 stores in the country.

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Top  10 Marketing Agencies in China 

I will give you a real Top , not a Fake Top Where Agencies have to Paid to appear.

1/ Gentlemen

It is the fastest Growthing Marketing Agency in China. They explained that they will bring Results. 2 websites here & Here

  • Agency with 300% growth.
  • 40 Staff
  • ROI (return on Investment) Positioning

2/ Adsmith

Adsmith China is a strategic marketing & communications agency based in Shanghai. 0Find out how we can help you with PR, design

3/ VML

full-service creative agency, specialising in luxury branding. We develop innovative & beautiful concepts in New York, London, Paris & Shanghai.

4/Reflex

Reflex Group is a full-service creative agency, specialising in luxury branding. We develop innovative & beautiful concepts in New York, London, Paris & Shanghai. webSite

5/ SAC

SEO Agency China is a ROI digital Marketing Agency in China (Shanghai). From strategy to excecution, they provide great digital campaigns. Results Oriented Agency. Website

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6/ Web2asia

Web2Asia is a full-service China Marketing + E-Commerce Digital Agency specialized on Tmall, Tmall Global and JD.com operations & China …

7/ IT Consultis

IT Consultis is a digital agency in Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City strongly committed to researching, creating and executing the best digital solutions, ranging from strategic projects to entirely tailor-made web developments, applications, e-commerce, and in-store experiences

8/ Fred & Farid

The decision transformed the edgy independent digital shop, co-founded by Mr. Raillard and fellow creative Farid Mokart in 2007. Two and a half years after launching in Shanghai, it has one-third of its employees in the country. source Adage

  • 130 out of 400 total, with the rest in Paris.
  • About 22% of its $73 million in revenues came from China in 2014
  • second full year in operation.

For Chinese brands, “going international means America,” Mr. Raillard said, adding that the agency’s home turf of Europe isn’t seen as a potential market for Chinese goods but as a “cheap shopping center for luxury products and a museum.”

9/ Ogivly & Matter

One of the Most famous Advertising in China. It is a Franchise, so not all O&M have the same quality

“The difference is that building brands today requires a keen understanding of how new communications technology, new channels, and vibrant creativity combine.

This is a world where the consumer is now in control, and consumer insight is paramount, and so the quality and diversity of our people are vital. Website

10/ ParkLU

It is more an influenceur Agency than a marketing Agency. They produce good content and attract a lot of New Brands.

Top 5 Shanghai’s International Schools

It can be difficult and overwhelming to find the right school for your family, especially in a new country. That’s why we’ve provided you with a comprehensive guide to international schools to help you find the perfect school for your kids.

Wellington College

Shanghai School

Type: kindergarten / kindergarten / primary / secondary
Location: Hongqiao and Pudong
Extra-curricular options:
With over 150 years of royal British heritage, This School (WellingtonCollege Shanghai) joined the Wellington community of schools worldwide in 2014.

They are a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 2 to 18 that follows a British curriculum. Their Wellington Aptitudes and Wellington Values hold that all students can achieve, succeed and thrive – and it is the mission of everybody at the College to ensure every opportunity is provided for this to happen for every student.

Type: Pre-Prep / Prep / Senior / Sixth Form / IGCSE / Boarding
Location: Pudong
Extra-curricular options: Their co-curricular activities form an integral part of the school day which run until 4.45pm everyday. They include cultural, sporting and arts activity options with more activities offered in the evenings and on weekends.
Languages: English, Mandarin, French and Spanish

Website : http://www.wellington-shanghai.cn/

 

British International School Shanghai

Founded in 2004, BISS Puxi belongs to Nord Anglia Education, which is a global education group of more than 34,000 students in 15 countries. They are the only Dutch school integrated in Shanghai, combining the best of Dutch and British education. BISS Puxi promises a personalized and stimulating experience for each of its 1,500 students, aged between 2 and 18 years. Representing more than 50 nationalities, BISS Puxi students are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and try new things.

Type: First year / Primary / Secondary / Diploma IB
Location: Minhang
Extra-curricular options: more than 80 activities, including photography, sport, debate, gardening, newspaper publishing, theater and science club.
Languages ​​taught: English, Mandarin, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Korean

 

Britannica International School Shanghai

Britannica International School is a British school located in Shanghai. The English national curriculum is at the center of their educational curriculum with students working at the IGCSE in year 11. With 800 students aged 2 to 18 representing more than 30 nationalities, Britannica is committed to creating leaders Tomorrow and teach students their responsibility to be an effective global citizen.

Type: Early Years / Primary / Secondary / Sixth Form
Location: Gubei
Extra-curricular options: a variety of options that change by term that often include sports, cooking classes, dance, homework club, theater club, public speech and many more.
Languages ​​taught: English (including EAL), Mandarin, Korean, French and Spanish

 

Concordia International School Shanghai

Modeled on Christian values, Concordia International School Shanghai has developed a reputation for good character and a strong sense of camaraderie. They embrace the concept of the Philosophy of the Child, promoting the idea that education does not stop at the door of the class and offers a unique balance for each child. The school has more than 1,160 students from 29 different nationalities and an average SAT score of 2050 (at the old scale). Concordia works to make the most of its location in China and helps students integrate into the cultural environment.

https://www.concordiashanghai.org/

Type: elementary / medium / high
Location: Jinqiao
Extra-curricular options: Has more than 175 options, including a range of sports, club contractor, journalism, drone club, Global Issues Network, math club, UN model and a variety of singing and music groups.
Languages: English, Mandarin, Spanish and French

Dulwich College Shanghai

Dulwich College is one of the oldest independent schools in the United Kingdom and their location in Jinqiao in Shanghai was the first establishment of the Dulwich family to be established on an international scale. Their mission is to create “a college, many campuses,” which promote their students’ inspiration. With 70% of British teachers, the College is recognized as a British school abroad, offering both the IGSCE program and the IB program to more than 1,500 students of 44 nationalities. Their Minhang location opened in August 2016.

Website : http://www.dulwich-shanghai.cn/

Type: nursery / junior / senior
Location: Minhang and Jinqiao
Extra-curricular options: has many activities, including sports, performing arts, academics, film and technology.
Languages ​​taught: English, Mandarin, French, German and Spanish

German School of Shanghai

The German school, founded in 1995, offers a German-style education in Shanghai. As all classes are taught in German, a level of conditional release is essential for students. Its location Qingpu is part of a “EuroCampus” combined with the French school. With a teacher / student ratio of 1: 9, the 400 students at the school are sure of individual attention. Among other impressive facilities, the school has the largest German-language library in China.

http://www.ds-shanghai.de/

 

 

You can also ask BRitish Consulate to advice you.

Chinese Students in US university are Proud of China

CHINESE STUDENTS AT MARYLAND RESPOND TO CONTROVERSIAL SPEECH, SAY THEY ARE ‘PROUD OF CHINA’

Controversy continues to rage on-line over a speech given on Sunday at the College of Maryland’s commencement ceremony by a Chinese pupil who said that she came to Maryland with the “fresh air” and stayed for that “fresh air of cost-free speech.”
The speech given by graduating senior Shuping Yang has sparked outrage throughout Chinese social networking with tens of a huge number of net customers bashing her for “belittling” her homeland, accusing her of telling outright lies. source

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As section with the backlash, Chinese learners and alumni in the University of Maryland shared a video clip on-line nowadays, preventing back again from Yang’s depiction of China. The online video begins with Xinliang Jiang, a junior communications big at Maryland from Chongqing, who suggests that her hometown “is essentially an incredibly attractive location located in the southwest of China. I like the food, the persons, the air there.” She proceeds:
I also deeply really like my nation, the heritage, culture, tradition. I really like anything over it.
I realize that lots of individuals state that China remains to be enhancing. We want to open up up and embrace many of the solutions from the outside the house earth. I completely concur with that. But I might be so pissed off if any one disgraced my place with deceptions.

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United States VS Chinese Students

Even though we know the United states is actually a really absolutely free talking state. 80% of what Shuping Yang said these days had been deceptions and lies, so we made a decision to speak up mainly because we don’t feel that she will stand for all of us global Chinese students.
So truly the position she came from named Kunming is really a very, incredibly stunning place in China. It truly is on the list of ideal places we could go travel in the course of holidays.
After indicating that she’s “proud of China,” Jiang provides technique to other present and previous Chinese college students at Maryland who introduce their hometowns and strain their disagreement with Shuping Yang’s views, focusing more on China’s not totally harmful air, alternatively than Yang’s promises in the country’s oppressive mental and political natural environment.

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“I’m from Suzhou. My hometown is good and free of charge. We do not want deal with masks there,” claims a person pupil. “I’m from Xiamen. My hometown has blue and distinct skies. We do not need face masks there,” a further pupil echoes.
“I confess that there are some air high-quality problems in China at this time, however you will not die without a mask,” just one Chinese scholar suggests, outlining that she is studying environmental science within the University of Maryland to repair these troubles, instead than “to escape.”
An additional Maryland alumnus voices his disagreement with Shuping Yang right before inviting viewers to vacation to find out each of the beautiful destinations that China provides. “Please make use of your essential imagining, to view from your eyes, to discover the reality. That is what the vital thinking, instructing us,” he states.

Chinese Kids sent to USA

“Yes, China has its flaws, but not ample for me or any Chinese to dislike it to your bones,” says yet another Maryland alumna from China who has chose to remain in the US right after graduation. “My parents remain there. They like it. They may have a household. The houses appear with gardens. It is really not such as the stereotype that you need to be within an apartment respiration bad air. No, it’s not genuine. Quite, extremely improper.” The lady concludes her statement by saying that she may not be able to carry on to assist her alma mater if Maryland doesn’t deal with the incident properly.

China wants 80% of its population to speak Mandarin by 2020

 

 

China will empower the utilization of Mandarin to empower 80 percent of its natives to talk the nation’s fundamental vernacular by 2020 and close the dialect crevice between gatherings of individuals originating from various districts.

China wants 80% of its population to speak Mandarin by 2020

The nation additionally plans to enhance Mandarin talking among educators, particularly those originating from ethnic minority districts.

 

Chinese specialists said that they would actualize a standard Mandarin talking test that all educators ought to go, with online remote instructing strategies to help instructors of various Chinese ethnic gatherings to learn.

 

Mandarin, the nation’s overwhelming tongue, is talked by just 70 percent of the Chinese populace, leaving several millions depending on other Chinese lingos. A larger part of those in substantial urban areas comprehend Mandarin, yet just 40 percent from a few sections of the nation can talk the national vernacular.

 

The dialects in China is diverse to the point that those from one rustic town might be not able comprehend inhabitants from only two towns away.

 

In the interim, Russia had reported that it will incorporate the Chinese dialect to its Basic State Exam by 2018 and into its Unified State Exam, which is the state testing the nation over, in 2020, as per the chief of Russia’s Federal Service for the Supervision of Education and Science.

 

Chinese was at that point some portion of the school selection tests for a few locale like Moscow and St. Petersburg in 2015.

 

There are right now more than 17,000 Russian understudies in 123 state essential and optional schools concentrate the Chinese dialect. Around 5,000 are from the eight to eleventh grades.

 

The utilization of Mandarin may have different advantages than national personality and simplicity of correspondence among Chinese.

 

A review by a worldwide group of specialists from the University of California San Diego, distributed in the Developmental Science diary, demonstrated that among youngsters between the ages of 3 and 5, local Mandarin speakers are superior to anything their English-speakers at preparing melodic pitch.

 

The suggestions go past having a head-begin in music as it uncovered that the mind abilities learned in one range influence learning in another.

 

The present figure of 70% leaves a huge number of individuals talking different dialects, the legislature says.

 

It additionally needs to enhance Mandarin talking among instructors, particularly those from ethnic minority areas.

 

China has various nearby tongues and the administration needs to close the hole between various locales and gatherings of individuals.

 

Now and again the inhabitants of one country town might be not able comprehend local people living only two towns away, reporters say.

 

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The Chinese government needs to cure this, conceding in spite of the greater part of individuals in substantial urban communities understanding the dialect, just 40% of individuals in a few sections of China can talk the national lingo.

 

The Chinese specialists said that they would guarantee that every single new educator breezed through a standard Mandarin talking test, including that online remote instructing would likewise be utilized to guarantee instructors of various Chinese ethnicities could learn

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