07/28/2017

弋果美语牵手太空学校 带来孩子STEM领导力课程

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弋果美语牵手太空学校 带来孩子STEM领导力课程
————很多人心中都有对宇宙的向往!你家中也有一个做着宇航梦的小太空迷吗?

近日,弋果与HASSE X NASA合作的太空学校首发团,两岸共35名弋果学子经历了14天的初阶太空学校,从美国NASA凯旋而归;他们掌握的精致美语力,也成为了无障碍接受这堂结合科学与领导力的STEM全美语课程的独特优势。

营队旅程中,弋果小学员们参访了休斯敦自然科学博物馆、约翰逊太空中心 (Johnson Space Center)等地;在德州农工大学亲手尝试生物医学课程-鲨鱼解剖;在休士顿Hakerspace——TX/RX Labs体验VR虚拟现实课程;在iFLY Indoor Skydiving感受人生第一次无重力垂直风洞飞行。随后更进驻美国亨茨维尔(Huntsville, Alabama)的太空训练中心,度过了为期5天的「太空探索之旅」,了解航天员培训过程,并接受模拟航天员训练。此外,学员们也观看了美国MLB棒球赛,体验纯正美国文化;更是接受了Leadership Reaction Course领导力课程,学习沟通与团队合作,展现了超强领导力。

2017的携手其实早已不是弋果美语与HASSE(Houston Association for Space and Science Education,简称HASSE)的第一次合作。作为拥有近二十年成功美语教育经验的机构,弋果美语从始至终贯彻“用对的方式,学好的美语”的品牌理念,主张让英语回归交流工具的属性,快乐学习,而不只是为了考试学英语。品牌以其多频及全美语浸透式的教学特色,让孩子从小就熟悉美语环境;同时,将美语当成母语来运用。

这次弋果暑假带领孩子走进神秘的NASA宇航基地,亲身感受太空人和控制中心各种惊心动魄的任务,体验与众不同的STEM课程(STEM指科学Science,技术Technology,工程Engineering,数学Mathematics四门学科英文首字母的缩写)。也同样希望孩子们能够运用平日在弋果习得的精致美语力,以NASA为主题背景,辅以太空科学新知及文化探索,透过太空任务、学习宇航员努力坚持、团队合作,以及勇敢筑梦的精神。通过在美国HASSE太空营队中的沉浸式教学体验,实际尝试将美语灵活运用于生活和学习;并在巩固美语能力的基础上,鼓励学生发挥好奇心与想象力,在体验探索中发现自我潜能,从任务执行当中获得成就感与荣誉感。

让我们听听参与此次营队课程的弋果学员感言:

This summer,I spent my summer vacation at space camp,I had a lot of fun there! We went to two museums and two Labs,these are the best part of the trip,not only because we can improve our knowledge,but also train us to work as a team. During the camp, I took part in many different kinds of activities ,some of them are really dangerous and scary,such as “ifly”,but the teachers and coaches always encouraged us and offered some help, now I feel more confident than before.

I had to wake up at least 6:30 a.meveryday, that makes me feel sleepy during the whole afternoon……In general,the trip to the United States of America was perfect! I would like to work as an assistant when I am 18 years old so that I can go to space camp again. I hope they'll give me a chance!

——Jack Wu(弋果杰出校友)

In JulyI left my parents and went to a space camp. Before that, I was so scared about not being able to speak English fluently. It felt beyond belief and interesting. We learned about rockets and sharks!                 

When we were there, we dissecteda shark. The teacher told us more about the shark, and that the shark's liver is very big.The shark can use it to move up and down in the water. We found our shark didn’t have anything in its stomach. I guess it was so hungry.

We went to the Johnson Space Center, and saw many models of rockets, and learned more about them. We made a DIY model of the rocket.That was interesting.

When I went to Space Camp I learned many things by doing everything by myself. I met lot of friends,and we also had fun.Finally, I need to thank all of my teachers for helping me and thankmy parents for their support.

——James Deng(厦门前埔中路校2B)

On this trip I learned a lot about space rockets and how to make friends with foreigners. The most exciting activity was the shark dissection.

First of all, we went to a college and the teacher taught us about the different types of sharks, their habits,and their viscera. After lunch, we started the dissection of the shark. We observed the shark and cut its tummy (from the bum to the jaw). Then we looked inside its body, cut its liver, and took all the viscera out of its body. It was cool! Finally, we checked the last meal it ate before it died. Even though it was smelly and disgusting, the knowledge we learned was more important than the smell!

We also visited NASA’s Johnson Space Centre. I saw a spacesuit, a real spaceship, and a rocket. The most important thing we learned was the history of getting into space.

During the second week, we joined Space Camp and there were many foreign students everywhere, but we were all friendly to each other. Whether we were on our way to the classroom or during recess, we always said, “Hi! Yeah, give me five!” so we made a lot of friends.

Let life be beautiful like summer flowers. This trip let me think differently and made my life more meaningful.

——Kyle Hong(厦门前埔中路校3B)

弋果美语以哈佛大学、伊顿公学的菁英文化教育精神为标杆,贯彻“美加同步,国际接轨”的课程标准。并不断从有趣的主题营队、全国性的美语赛事、丰富的西方节庆活动等多个维度,将国际化的教学资源与丰富经验分享给弋果学员。从而全方位养成听、说、读、写、考、用、玩七大美语素养能力,使其灵活运用在日常生活、考试晋级、文化浸濡三大层面。弋果的孩子在充满美语欢笑的环境中学习,这样的魔力让孩子爱上美语,同时也可以自然地使用美语沟通、游戏、生活,让语言能力在不知不觉中自然进步。在弋果,孩子们不仅学会用英语表达自己的想法,还培养了西式思维方式,也更深切地理解了西方文化。可以说,在弋果学习的不仅是语言,更是文化。