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Guest Bloggers Chu Hsi Tseng & Shu Chun Tai: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Chinese Language and Literacy

As we have incorporated more and more inquiry-based learning into our 2nd grade classrooms, we have focused on harnessing our students’ natural curiosity to build up and reinforce their Chinese language and literacy skills. We want our students...

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Year of the Rooster Performances Showcase Students’ Cultural Literacy

School performances are always a highlight for parents, and they give students a chance to gain confidence as they take a turn in the spotlight. ISTP’s Chinese New Year Performances are even more special, because they allow students to share...

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ISTP Students Take Top Honors at Chinese Speech Contest

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 San Francisco Chinese Speech Contest, sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC), that took place on Saturday, April 23.  Twenty ISTP students took top honors in the...

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5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip: Exploring Taipei

The Chinese Program 5th Graders are in Taiwan for a 10-day cultural exchange trip. Students are exploring Taipei, living with Chinese host families, and attending Gao Yuan Elementary School with their Chinese peers. Chinese Program Teacher Cindy...

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The International Adventures of the Lee Family – Switching Programs but Keeping the Same ISTP Spirit

As an international school, it is not uncommon for our families to move overseas. Still, when former ISTP Board Chair Peter Lee’s family moved to Paris for four years for his work, it was significant because we were losing a family whose deep...

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Attention Professional Translators: Are you Smarter than an ISTP Third Grader?

ISTP 3rd graders Weston M. and Monika P. worked as professional translators, using their Chinese skills to complete a paid project for a technical document translation company.  The children were the final proof readers for the Chinese...

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Graduation 2015: A Bittersweet Farewell to a Unique Educational Journey

On Wednesday, June 10th, the ISTP 8th grade class processed into the Rothschild Multipurpose Room to the traditional Pomp and Circumstance, wearing bright blue caps and gowns.

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Guest Blogger Chris Livaccari: ISTP Students Take Top Honors at the Mandarin Speech Contest!

ISTP Chinese Program students once again took top honors in the annual Mandarin Speech Contest sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California. Our students received nearly 20 awards, including 3 first place and 4 second...

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Experiential Learning in Hangzhou, China

The Chinese Program 4th Graders are in China for a 9-day cultural exchange trip. Students will be living with Chinese host families and attending school in the city of Hangzhou, experiencing Chinese life and culture firsthand. Chinese Program...

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5th Grade Cultural Exchange – Touring Taipei, Attending GaoYuan Elementary School

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