✓6-day intensive courses in college preparatory academic discourse in English at Shanghai Jianping High School
✓Available for rising 10-12th grade students
✓Learning environment replicates the academic culture of elite American college classrooms
✓Program Length: Each day has 8 periods (each 45 minutes). Total 48 periods.
✓Helps students develop their capacity as critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and intellectually sophisticated readers and writers
✓Instruction from professionally distinguished teachers and graduate-level instructors from Columbia University and other top-tier American universities
✓Students who complete each course satisfactorily receive a certificate of course completion
The Foundations level course is designed to introduce students to the intellectual, linguistic, and social practices that characterize participation in the academic life of highly selective American colleges and universities. These practices begin with close attention to meanings in written and spoken English, reflective and evidence-based thinking about how to interpret literary and non-literary texts, and multiple opportunities to engage in and express one’s own original and reasoned thinking with precision and clarity in written and spoken English. At all stages of the course students will be assisted in becoming more fluent, flexible, and sophisticated in their use of the English language for academic purposes.
Day 1 – Building an Academic Community of Readers & Writers
Day 2 – Writing Vivid & Informative Prose
Day 3 – The Autobiographical Essay and the Composing Process
Day 4 – Reading and Writing Across Genres and Disciplines
Day 5 – From Narration to Reflection and Interpretation / Critical Thinking and Evidentiary Reasoning
Day 6 – Preparing for the Academic Conference / Revising and Editing for Publication
Required Materials for Class
Laptop or tablet