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Does Language Shape How We Think?

August 28th, 2013 No comments

Gendered Grammar Linked to Global Sexism

Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer   |   February 21, 2012

Languages in which nouns are given male or female status are linked to gender inequality, according to a new study that compares languages and equality across the globe.

Surprisingly, though, languages with no gender at all — where even “he” and “she” are represented by the same word — are associated with the most gender inequality, perhaps because people automatically categorize gender-neutral references as male.

“These are aspects of language that seem very mundane and seem like they wouldn’t make a difference,” said study researcher Jennifer Prewitt-Freilino, a psychologist at the Rhode Island School of Design. “But more and more research that is starting to come out looking at grammatical gender and language suggests that it has more of an impact than you would think.”

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美的标准

August 22nd, 2013 No comments

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CH3 Homework: Vocab and Grammar

August 22nd, 2013 No comments

HW1. Check dictionary of the 5 new words:

丑,丑小鸭,白天鹅,个性,自信

丑,丑小鴨,白天鵝,個性,自信

HW2. Write down your notes/reflection on the 5 grammar points:

  1. 又……又…… (表姐的头发又长又直。)
  2. sentence ending “了” (她的眼镜不见了。)
  3. repeat of single-character adjective: 她的眼睛亮亮的。
  4. modifier + 的 + noun (各个国家的人对美的看法不同。)
  5. 和……(不)一样 ( 表姐和以前大不一样了。)
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Angela Lee (Duckworth): The key to success? Grit

August 19th, 2013 No comments
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International Baccalaureate IB国际文凭课程

August 12th, 2013 No comments

 

IB Learner Profile际大学预科文凭项目课程介绍

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  国际大学预科文凭项目是为年龄在16到19岁之间的学生制定的一套富有挑战性的两年制国际化教育课程。此文凭被世界各国的大学所认可。获得国际大学预科文凭的学生,正在被越来越多的世界知名大学青睐。

IB 学生素

IB项目对学生所要求的10项素质的培养体现了IB教育的价值观,此价值观贯彻于三个分项目体系中,以此保证所有IB学校的价值理念的统一。IB项目努力培养学生成为德才兼备的社会栋梁,重视学生在智力、个人、情感及社会的全方位的成长。

  1. 探索者
  2. 博学
  3. 思考者
  4. 善于沟通
  5. 有原则
  6. 开阔的思维
  7. 有爱心
  8. 有冒险精神
  9. 身心平衡
  10. 懂得自省 

课程介绍

IB 大学预科文凭项目,要求学生完成6门高级或者中级水平课程。学生们必须从第 1 到第 5 组学科中各选择一门课程来学习。这样确保了学生所学内容涉及到语言、人文、科学以及数学等各个方面的知识。第六门课程,学生可以从第6 组的艺术类中选取,或者从第 1 到第 5 组中再次任意选择一门课程。

对于水平的要求:学生可以选择少则三门多则四门为高水平课程(建议240学时);其他则为中级水平(150学时)。

第一组:语言A1与世界文学

第二组:语言B(母语以外的现代语)

第三组:个人与社会学(历史、地理、经济学、哲学、心理学等)

第四组:实验科学(物理、化学、生物、设计、环境系统等)

第五组:数学(数学高等级、高等数学标准等级、数学研究、数学法)

第六组:艺术与选修(美术设计、音乐、戏剧艺术等,或第三种现代语,或从第三组、第四组中再选一科,或高等数学标准等级)

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