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Feature 1: Class Mode
The language skills which BC curriculum needs will be taught and trained through Maple Leaf School. The most significant feature of English classes in Maple Leaf is to learn in a happy environment . The types of English class in elementary school are phonics, conversation, reading and writing. Students start the journey of English learning with English speech or an English song. Plenty of class activities, creative group cooperation and a mass of original English reading materials make student enjoy a very big spiritual feast. Even if you are a newcomer and want to know more English, no worries, our tutorial club will satisfy you. In Maple Leaf, there’s one platform waiting for you to show yourself. Warmly welcome to Maple Leaf.
枫叶小学开设大课时量（每周10节英语课时，5节中教、5节外教）的中外教英语课程，中英课以自编《枫叶少儿英语》为主教材，外教课程以Oxford Discover 和Everybody Up为主教材，教研团队还会添加大量英文绘本来培养学生的英文阅读习惯，提高学生的阅读能力。除上述课时外，另设提高班和辅导班满足不同层次学生的需要。实施情景听说课、文体阅读课、过程写作课、立体语法课等多种课堂教学模式，倡导快乐课堂、快乐教育，小学毕业词汇量达到2500个。外教侧重对学生拼读，听说，阅读能力的训练和培养，中教除此之外侧重学生语法，阅读和写作能力的训练和培养。
Feature 2: Teaching Material
There are 10 English lessons a week in total(5 lessons from bilingual teachers, 5 from ESL English teachers). The teaching materials include Maple Leaf English for Primary as the main textbook taught by bilingual English teachers, and Oxford Discover and Everybody Up taught by ESL English teachers. The teaching research group will provide lots of English reading materials to develop students’ good reading habits and improve their reading skills. Besides the periods, the tutorial clubs meet different students’ need. The teachers implement situational listening and speaking class, different literary styles reading class, process writing class, grammar class etc. and advocate happy learning. Students are able to catch 2500 words in elementary school. The international teachers focus on phonics, listening, speaking and reading skills. The bilingual teachers focus on grammar, reading and writing.
Feature 3: English activities
If the 10 English classes are the first access of English learning, plentiful and colorful English clubs and activities are the supplementary learning for students. The carrying out of the supplementary learning aims at using and applying what they learned. A variety of clubs provide students more choices of English learning, such as, English dubbing club, English drama club, English choir club, Voice of Maple Leaf. Besides, the regular activities are English Arts Festival, English Speech Competition, English Dubbing Competition, English Calligraphy Contest providing students more chances to show themselves. Different festivals make students feel and understand the atmosphere of western culture. Based on local characteristics, we open some other curriculums to train their English way of thinking.
Feature four: Evaluation System
Another feature of English teaching is the revolutionary change of evaluation system, which is changed from traditional summative evaluation to scientific formative evaluation. Here are the following details:
A. Change from a single test result being evaluated to evaluation from both learning process and test results
B. Comprehensive evaluate on students’ attitude, habits and grades rather than grades only
C. Test on listening, speaking, reading and writing, rather than written test only
D. Evaluated by international teachers and bilingual teachers
For example: Student’s report card
Not only the score of the test, but also the comments. Thus, students and parents will know what the problem is and strive for it. Formative evaluation stimulates students to focus on their learning process and language accumulation, which is more reasonable and scientific. Meanwhile, in accordance with the evaluation system in Senior High school of Maple Leaf.
Feature five: Maple Leaf Level-based ESL Teaching System
The Maple Leaf Level-based ESL Teaching System is designed in accordance with Maple Leaf Educational Systems and is seamlessly connected to the English requirement of Canadian BC High School Grade 10 program. These standards guarantee the full operation of English level-based teaching, team, assessment and course selection according to students’ English levels in Maple Leaf Primary Schools, Middle Schools and High Schools. This makes sure that each Maple Leaf student is provided at-level courses and can achieve the greatest improvement in their English ability.
There are in total 9 levels in Maple Leaf ESL Curriculum Standard. It is planned that after 6 years of study in Maple Leaf Primary Schools, the English competency of students could reach Level 6 requirements, and after graduation from Maple Leaf Middle Schools their English Competency should be at Level 9 which enables them to enter Maple Leaf High Schools Full BC Grade 10 program successfully.