Chinese language course


Chinese language course is taught base on national curriculum, at the same time, supplemented by a large number of outstanding Chinese and foreign literature works in order to develop and nourish a love for reading.
We not only pay attention to the development of students’ fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, but also pay more attention to the cultivation of students’ aesthetic taste, emotional attitude, personality and critiSTEAcal thinking through a variety of classroom activities and learning themes. The goals for Chinese course is to cultivate global citizens with deep understanding of culture and history, as well as a deep sense of identity and cultural confidence.

Chinese language course


Chinese language course is taught base on national curriculum, at the same time, supplemented by a large number of outstanding Chinese and foreign literature works in order to develop and nourish a love for reading.
We not only pay attention to the development of students’ fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, but also pay more attention to the cultivation of students’ aesthetic taste, emotional attitude, personality and critiSTEAcal thinking through a variety of classroom activities and learning themes. The goals for Chinese course is to cultivate global citizens with deep understanding of culture and history, as well as a deep sense of identity and cultural confidence.

The Mathematics course


ETU math class takes the national curriculum standard as the skeleton, with the national math textbook as a key reference, in order to solidly develop studentsʼ fundamental knowledge and skills in Mathematics. At the same time, the Math course is designed to make it relevant to the everyday lives of our students. In the math class, we help the students get into a good habit of studying mathematics by translating abstract mathematical concepts into a variety of approaches that combines the concrete, pictorial and abstract mathematical concepts, and develop creativity,
critical thinking and practical ability, finally able to use the mathematic knowledge and skills they have obtained in class to solve real-world problems.

The Mathematics course


ETU math class takes the national curriculum standard as the skeleton, with the national math textbook as a key reference, in order to solidly develop studentsʼ fundamental knowledge and skills in Mathematics. At the same time, the Math course is designed to make it relevant to the everyday lives of our students. In the math class, we help the students get into a good habit of studying mathematics by translating abstract mathematical concepts into a variety of approaches that combines the concrete, pictorial and abstract mathematical concepts, and develop creativity,
critical thinking and practical ability, finally able to use the mathematic knowledge and skills they have obtained in class to solve real-world problems.

English class


With the aim to instill the language skills necessary for our students to achieve an advanced level of biliteracy in English and Chinese (speaking, listening, reading and writing) by the end of elementary, ETU uses a dual-language immersion model where students interact throughout the day in both English and Chinese. Based on the data-driven instruction from the NWEA’s MAP Growth assessment, teachers are able to design lessons and activities appropriate to each childʼs learning needs. ETU’s English program is designed using a Project-Based Learning model (PBL),
in which students apply their English skills in meaningful contexts to build background knowledge, critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills around the SDGs themes ETU adopted for its interdisplinary PBL curriculum.
At ETU, students are at the center of learning, so ETU’s English program also introduced a series of innovative methods including Comprehensible Input, Teaching Proficiency and Story-telling(TPRS), personalized story-asking, reading and writing, so as to bring personalized, creative and playful language acquisition to our students in the form of stories, theatre and personalized converstations, and finally cultivate long term retention of vocabulary and language structures.
Meanwhile, ETU’s English program is also supplemented by a strong English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum, including a variety of learning resources connected with US Common Core State Standards, such as Raz Kids, and other interdisciplinary-focused language textbooks from Pearson, Scholastic, Richmond Hill and Oxford Publishing.

English class


With the aim to instill the language skills necessary for our students to achieve an advanced level of biliteracy in English and Chinese (speaking, listening, reading and writing) by the end of elementary, ETU uses a dual-language immersion model where students interact throughout the day in both English and Chinese. Based on the data-driven instruction from the NWEA’s MAP Growth assessment, teachers are able to design lessons and activities appropriate to each childʼs learning needs. ETU’s English program is designed using a Project-Based Learning model (PBL),
in which students apply their English skills in meaningful contexts to build background knowledge, critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills around the SDGs themes ETU adopted for its interdisplinary PBL curriculum.
At ETU, students are at the center of learning, so ETU’s English program also introduced a series of innovative methods including Comprehensible Input, Teaching Proficiency and Story-telling(TPRS), personalized story-asking, reading and writing, so as to bring personalized, creative and playful language acquisition to our students in the form of stories, theatre and personalized converstations, and finally cultivate long term retention of vocabulary and language structures.
Meanwhile, ETU’s English program is also supplemented by a strong English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum, including a variety of learning resources connected with US Common Core State Standards, such as Raz Kids, and other interdisciplinary-focused language textbooks from Pearson, Scholastic, Richmond Hill and Oxford Publishing.

Project-based Learning


ETUʼs PBL curriculum is truly global with a focus on the local community. ETUʼs interdisciplinary Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) curriculum is aimed at building studentsʼ social responsibility and career-readiness by allowing them to solve real-world sustainability issues within their community.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) are strongly incorporated into these projects. The UNʼs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) standards provide the framework for ETUʼs interdisciplinary SDG curriculum. This curriculum is delivered entirely using the Project-Based Learning (PBL) teaching method. The SDG standards and projects are divided into two concepts: “Who Am I” –projects that provide students with a strong self-identity as community leaders, and “The World and I” – projects that allow students to act on their self-identity as community leaders. Throughout their time in ETU, students will work on a project related to each one of the SDGs. As ETU’s Palo Alto school(imaginational lab school) is also committed to the SDG curriculum, ETU students have the opportunity to participate in cross-cultural learning in each project by viewing how their classmates around the world are working toward similar goals.
During the projects, students experiment,investigate, and engage in design thinking and hands-on activities that excite learning and application of their language. The arts are incorporated into every project to allow children an
opportunity to present their knowledge in a fun and creative way. Many of these activities are adapted from the widely recognized International Primary Curriculum (IPC) by our team of innovative educators.

Project-based Learning


ETUʼs PBL curriculum is truly global with a focus on the local community. ETUʼs interdisciplinary Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) curriculum is aimed at building studentsʼ social responsibility and career-readiness by allowing them to solve real-world sustainability issues within their community.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) are strongly incorporated into these projects. The UNʼs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) standards provide the framework for ETUʼs interdisciplinary SDG curriculum. This curriculum is delivered entirely using the Project-Based Learning (PBL) teaching method. The SDG standards and projects are divided into two concepts: “Who Am I” –projects that provide students with a strong self-identity as community leaders, and “The World and I” – projects that allow students to act on their self-identity as community leaders. Throughout their time in ETU, students will work on a project related to each one of the SDGs. As ETU’s Palo Alto school(imaginational lab school) is also committed to the SDG curriculum, ETU students have the opportunity to participate in cross-cultural learning in each project by viewing how their classmates around the world are working toward similar goals.
During the projects, students experiment,investigate, and engage in design thinking and hands-on activities that excite learning and application of their language. The arts are incorporated into every project to allow children an
opportunity to present their knowledge in a fun and creative way. Many of these activities are adapted from the widely recognized International Primary Curriculum (IPC) by our team of innovative educators.

PE Program


ETU attaches great importance to childrenʼs health and well-being by offering a holistic PE curriculum, taught both in Chinese and English. At PE class at ETU, students practice wellness through an integrated program of exercise that blends the best of Eastern and Western fitness traditions and practice, including taekwondo, football, and sport game etc..

PE Program


ETU attaches great importance to childrenʼs health and well-being by offering a holistic PE curriculum, taught both in Chinese and English. At PE class at ETU, students practice wellness through an integrated program of exercise that blends the best of Eastern and Western fitness traditions and practice, including taekwondo, football, and sport game etc..

Drama class


ETU offers student-centered and open drama course by introducing professional game and performing art into our drama class. We promote “education in drama” theory and put emphasis on studentsʼ understanding and deep participation in drama.

Drama class


ETU offers student-centered and open drama course by introducing professional game and performing art into our drama class. We promote “education in drama” theory and put emphasis on studentsʼ understanding and deep participation in drama.

Music


The overall goal of the ETU Music Program is to instill a love of music and inspire each studentʼs musical creativity to shine. Through the program, they will gain a solid base understanding and feeling for the world of music, while discovering their own interests and talents. The course itself, draws upon different philosophies, including Orff Schulwerk, Kodaly, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Kindermusik. The fusion of these methods allow the teacher to meet the various needs of the different learners in the classroom. They will be able to move, manipulate and actively
explore musical concepts while developing their own creativity.
In remaining true to ETU philosophy of education, the music classroom will also provide ample opportunity for the students to develop their creativity, communication, critical thinking skills and ability to collaborate. Also, the
lessons will be conducted in English and support the learning that is also taking place in the English classroom. In addition, student will have opportunity to learn about music from around the world and appreciate traditional
Chinese music and instruments, developing students who are leaders and global citizens.
Lastly, as part of the project-based learning that takes place in ETU classrooms, the students will be working, as well, towards the end project of a final performance, which brings together what they have learned over the year and gives them the valuable experience of performing for an audience, as well as welcoming the community to celebrate their learning together.

Music


The overall goal of the ETU Music Program is to instill a love of music and inspire each studentʼs musical creativity to shine. Through the program, they will gain a solid base understanding and feeling for the world of music, while discovering their own interests and talents. The course itself, draws upon different philosophies, including Orff Schulwerk, Kodaly, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Kindermusik. The fusion of these methods allow the teacher to meet the various needs of the different learners in the classroom. They will be able to move, manipulate and actively
explore musical concepts while developing their own creativity.
In remaining true to ETU philosophy of education, the music classroom will also provide ample opportunity for the students to develop their creativity, communication, critical thinking skills and ability to collaborate. Also, the
lessons will be conducted in English and support the learning that is also taking place in the English classroom. In addition, student will have opportunity to learn about music from around the world and appreciate traditional
Chinese music and instruments, developing students who are leaders and global citizens.
Lastly, as part of the project-based learning that takes place in ETU classrooms, the students will be working, as well, towards the end project of a final performance, which brings together what they have learned over the year and gives them the valuable experience of performing for an audience, as well as welcoming the community to celebrate their learning together.

Art


Based on the guidance for international art subject, ETUʼs art class integrate the essence of art and philosophy both from west and east, and is aimed at inspiring studentsʼ real passion for art by helping develop their true appreciation of beauty, and in the long run, guiding them to better understand themselves and explore the world and nature through their own creation.

Art


Based on the guidance for international art subject, ETUʼs art class integrate the essence of art and philosophy both from west and east, and is aimed at inspiring studentsʼ real passion for art by helping develop their true appreciation of beauty, and in the long run, guiding them to better understand themselves and explore the world and nature through their own creation.

ASA


At the same time, ETU also offers a variety of ASA(after-school-activities) program, including STEAM, chess, music, opera, art, football and yoga.

ASA


At the same time, ETU also offers a variety of ASA(after-school-activities) program, including STEAM, chess, music, opera, art, football and yoga.