THIS Executive Principal, Ms. LI Wenping always attaches great importance to the Chinese education. She emphasizes that as a school belonging to the Tsinghua-affiliated system, THIS has always carried a sense of responsibility. Although we admit foreign students, we hope that their studies in China will provide them with a deep heritage of Chinese language and culture. Drawing from this sense of self-identity, THIS students will be able to speak for China on the world stage. This has always been our educational ideal and sentiment.
Since the beginning, we have always had Chinese as a compulsory core subject for all grades. At the same time, we have established a Chinese-language curriculum system that integrates Chinese language, Chinese history and Eastern Art, and helps students acquire a well-rounded Chinese cultural heritage.
We also have our own special programs, such as our Chinese studies program, picture book program and Tsinghua school-based program. In terms of student activities, we organize “China Day” annually to provide a stage for students to express their Chinese dreams. In addition, the Chinese Writing Club, Chinese Debate Club, Chinese Newspaper Club and other Chinese clubs allow students to further practice their language skills and experience the charm of language and culture outside of the classroom.
Our THIS Chinese Debate Team has consistently been able to stand out from top public high schools and international schools in China and at all levels of the debate circuit. This only solidifies THIS’s successful focus on the Chinese language education and critical thinking development of our students!
This time, the team won the “Shanghai Cup” again, which proves that THIS has always focused on Chinese language education and critical thinking for students, and has achieved the great success! We hope that our students will learn to think differently, identify information and sort out logic through debates, break down cognitive barriers, learn how to understand and see the big picture, and become truly international talents with independent thinking skills and innovation.