Tag Archives: World Languages

China: the rise & power of Xi Jinping

As Xi Jinping’s influence grows, China is elevated to a whole new political and economic stage “There have been a lot of changes in China since I grew up there as a kid,” said Jing Li, Chinese teacher. “The home, food, entertainment, and consumerism have changed the most.” Throughout the …

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Familiar face, new challenge

Heise takes on AP Spanish course Ashlyn Heise, who became a familiar face last year by appearing in almost every classroom during the year as a full-time building substitute, will have the added responsibility of teach AP Spanish this year. Heise has studied Spanish and Portuguese as an undergraduate at …

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Slideshow: Kindergarten Chinese Presentation

Kindergarteners visit the Upper School to celebrate the Chinese New Year Kindergarteners came up to the library at North Campus for a presentation from Chinese students about the Chinese zodiac. Slideshow by Grace Kassebaum; photos by Elsa Johnson.

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Evelia Barrera–making our school home

Making our school home What makes a school? Is it the building or the students? Is it about the teachers? The answers to these questions are definitely “yes.” But a school is not only those things. What about the unheralded, underhyped people who make a big, if quietly essential, impact …

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New school, new world

Chinese students overcome challenges and gain valuable experiences during their time at an American school [This story is also available in Chinese] “[In America], when a teacher gives you back an exam, they give it to you flipped over,’’ said LangTing Deng, who goes by Longine, a freshman Chinese exchange …

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Language in and out of the classroom

Growing up bilingual benefits many Minnehaha students Every day, high schoolers fill Minnehaha’s language classes. Students take their seats and pull our their textbooks and iPads. The bell rings and the teacher greets the students with a cheery “Bonjour,” “nǐmén hǎo,” “salve” or “hola” as they begin to take notes. …

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Day 160 Paintings from Poetry

Latin classes paint scenes from the poetry they studied throughout the year. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Day 132 Kahoot

The Latin V class takes a Kahoot quiz at the beginning of class. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Day 110 Spanish Essay

AP Spanish students write essays to practice for the exam in May. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Day 105 Latin Skits

Latin V students perform skits to show the content of their most recent reading. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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