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Qui a eu cette idée folle ep.3 – Why are social networks so important for our school?

  “Qui a eu cette idée folle?”  in English this time with my guest Andria Spring. Andria is in charge of communication at the French section and takes us through her role, her vision and her projects. She also explains why schools – and our school in particular – need to be a visible presence Read more about Qui a eu cette idée folle ep.3 – Why are social networks so important for our school?[…]

Bilingualism*

Consensus on what bilingualism means is hard to come by. At the very least, we are all a little bilingual; expressing ourselves using different registers within the same language is in itself a form of bilingualism (using ‘friend’ rather than ‘mate’ for example). At the other end of the spectrum, there are those who say Read more about Bilingualism*[…]

Vertical articulation

When I arrived in Taipei, my knowledge of primary school was patchy.  The French educational system is organised in such a way as to keep the worlds of primary and secondary separate and, coming from a secondary background, I had had very few opportunities to work with primary colleagues. Teacher training in France is highly Read more about Vertical articulation[…]

Solidarity between school and families

Allow me to focus this week on our primary school. With the appointment of Carine Capel as primary head, it feels as if we have completed the ‘construction’ of our primary school.  Bear in mind that last year, Andria was more or less acting as the primary head, while at the same time teaching all Read more about Solidarity between school and families[…]

Evaluation & Assessment (again!)

Student assessment is at the heart of the teaching profession; it is a responsibility that is not borne lightly. Historically and etymologically, it is seen as a way of determining a student’s ‘worth’.  Traditionally, assessments are based on test results and are accompanied by a comment, a score, a grade or a mark. Whatever form Read more about Evaluation & Assessment (again!)[…]

New Challenges for the French Section

On the 1st of July, the Lycée français de Taipei held a Baccalauréat party to celebrate our first ever Terminale class’s excellent results.  That evening, as the last of the champagne bubbles evaporated on the humidity of Yangmingshan, I sat down for a moment with Franck Lefèvre and Andria. (I can hear you giggling from Read more about New Challenges for the French Section[…]