Confronting Equality: Women, Men and Society Conference

Saturday 28th September, 9.30am – 1.15pm Taipei European School, Primary Campus 99 FuGuo Road, ShiLin District, Taipei 11158  As the culmination of the British Secondary and High School’s Individuals and Societies Week, Taipei European School is proud to host its first ever conference event exploring issues to do with gender and sexuality. The full schedule Read more about Confronting Equality: Women, Men and Society Conference[…]

Teacher and Parents Summer Reading Selfie Challenge

Outside of set homework tasks, we know our students (like many of their generation) are not reading as much as they should. As a school, we are doing various things to address this issue. For example, you will have already read in Ms. Papps’ letter about the introduction of DEAR time next year (Drop Everything Read more about Teacher and Parents Summer Reading Selfie Challenge[…]

Key Stage 3 Summer Reading and Activity Challenge

All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have been set two challenges for the summer holiday: to read as much as they can, read widely and read for pleasure; to exercise at least 3 times, for 30 minutes each week. The students have been spoken to about this in special assemblies over the past Read more about Key Stage 3 Summer Reading and Activity Challenge[…]

Year 6 Transition Through Taster Translation Lessons

On May 28th our Year 6 students came to the European Secondary Campus to experience “taster” lessons in the British Secondary and High School. This formed a part of their four day Transition Programme which is designed to help prepare them for their learning next academic year. In their Chinese Language and Culture classes students Read more about Year 6 Transition Through Taster Translation Lessons[…]

Year 7 English Students Fuse Their Learning

Year 7 students have been working on a project in English classes that promotes cultural appreciation and cultural understanding. They began the project by researching two very different cultures and how those cultures express themselves in various ways. After researching art, literature, music, and other forms of cultural expression of their two chosen cultures, students Read more about Year 7 English Students Fuse Their Learning[…]

H3 English Students Delight in Literature

Last week, the H3 English A Literature class took a trip to Safranbolu Turkish Restaurant in downtown Taipei for a little keyif*. After reading Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk’s acclaimed memoir, Istanbul: Memories and the City, students were keen to sample some of the cultural – and delicious – offerings from Turkey that they discovered on the pages Read more about H3 English Students Delight in Literature[…]

Library Summer Borrowing

“Summer Borrowing” is coming again for our students! Students are able to borrow an unlimited number of non-reference books from the library over the summer break. In order to promote reading and prevent the “summer slide”, students are encouraged to borrow books from the library over summer and we will run “ALL YOU CAN BORROW” Read more about Library Summer Borrowing[…]

FOBISIA Short Story Competition Winners

Each year, students from Year 7 through to H1 participate in the FOBISIA Short Story Writing Challenge. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to not only practice and improve their creative writing skills, but to also potentially share their talents with readers on the outside. This year’s short story theme was ‘Home’. One Read more about FOBISIA Short Story Competition Winners[…]

Languages Week 2019 – Eurovision Song Contest

Today we held the final of the first ever TES Eurovision Song Contest. The real Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition involving countries who are part of the European Broadcasting Union, but not necessarily members of the European Union or even geographically located in Europe (for example, Israel). Famous past contestants include Abba, Celine Read more about Languages Week 2019 – Eurovision Song Contest[…]

Languages Week 2019 – Having a Ball with Idioms in EAL

For Languages Week, the English Department organised some games with idioms. The EAL department decided to dig a little deeper into this special type of language. See what I did there? I used an idiom. Of course we didn’t dig holes in EAL class, like in the Louis Sachar novel. ‘Dig deeper’ means find out more Read more about Languages Week 2019 – Having a Ball with Idioms in EAL[…]

Languages Week 2019 – Visiting Photographer, Mr. Yang Wen-Yi Interviewed by H3 Students

Our H3 students had the opportunity to interview our visiting photographer, Mr Yang Wen-Yi as a part of our Languages Week activities. Below is a transcript of their interview questions and Mr Yang Wen-Yi’s responses. What made you realise that you wanted to be a professional photographer? When did you realise that? (H3 Sasha) I Read more about Languages Week 2019 – Visiting Photographer, Mr. Yang Wen-Yi Interviewed by H3 Students[…]

Languages Week 2019 – DJ Kola Brings Flair to Language Learning

On the final day of Languages Week, the Peruvian DJ – DJ Kola – played some Latin music in the Phase 1 Atrium at lunchtime and after school! Not everyone was brave enough to dance, but Ms Papps enjoyed her turn at the decks! This was to complement the Spanish songs that had been playing throughout the Read more about Languages Week 2019 – DJ Kola Brings Flair to Language Learning[…]

Languages Week 2019 – Marvellous Marbling of Art and Language

This week, students in Key Stage Three expressed words and language central to their language profile and identity through “Marbling Art”. Students selected and designed words and phrases that are indicative of their linguistic identity and then employed the marbling technique to present these words and phrases. The students chose a different colour for each Read more about Languages Week 2019 – Marvellous Marbling of Art and Language[…]

Languages Week 2019 – “To leave or not to leave… that was the question”

Running for the last five years or so, the Brexit debate within the UK has hardly been a showcase of fine rhetoric and argument. Characterised by prejudice, bad temper and a wilful disregard for facts, it has not been a great advert for the UK. So, on the first day of languages week – which Read more about Languages Week 2019 – “To leave or not to leave… that was the question”[…]

Languages Week 2019 – Language Exchange in the Classroom

During the French day of Language Week, some Y8 French students joined Y8 French beginners’ class in the British section to share and assist the Francophiles in their learning.  In the words of Sophia, a Y8 French student, she and her peers enjoyed sharing their culture and linguistic expertise. The talks and activities focused on Read more about Languages Week 2019 – Language Exchange in the Classroom[…]

Languages Week 2019 – Slam Performance Poetry!

To help mark 2019’s Languages Week, Our students and teachers grabbed the opportunity to speak On Thursday lunchtime. Their thoughts were brought to fruition In our Languages Week Slam Poetry Competition. To perform and write – students were driven. This simple stimulus to them was given: “Express something about Language, or translation, or being misunderstood; Read more about Languages Week 2019 – Slam Performance Poetry![…]

Languages Week 2019 – Spanish Flavoured Drama Lessons

In Drama lessons this week with Mrs Bracken and Mr Bellamy, students in Year 9 have been creating performances in Spanish! They learnt about the play La Casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca, one of Spain’s greatest poets and dramatists. The story, set in Andalusia, is about five daughters held captive by their tyrannical Read more about Languages Week 2019 – Spanish Flavoured Drama Lessons[…]

Languages Week 2019 – Interpreter’s Talk – Found in Translation

This year’s Languages Week theme is “Found in Translation”. This means that we are celebrating comprehension and understanding between cultures. We are celebrating the fact that different people can work together and build a common future despite our differences. In this regard, few professions have been as helpful as the job of Interpreter. Interpreters play Read more about Languages Week 2019 – Interpreter’s Talk – Found in Translation[…]

Languages Week 2019 – Tales To Go in the ESC Library

The library is excited to introduce the streaming audiobook platform Tales2go! There are over 8,500 audiobooks available on the platform. By providing this literacy tool, we hope to increase fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and most important of all, to cultivate the love of reading. Please encourage your child to listen on a road trip, on the Read more about Languages Week 2019 – Tales To Go in the ESC Library[…]

Languages Week 2019 – Jack Bradley: Producing Theatrical Hits!

On Tuesday 30th April, Jack Bradley spoke to High School Theatre students about his work in the theatre, developing plays and playwrights. Jack works for Sonia Friedman Productions as a Literary Associate. Before that, he was Literary Manager at the National Theatre in London. Sonia Friedman Productions is the production company responsible for some of Read more about Languages Week 2019 – Jack Bradley: Producing Theatrical Hits![…]