Capstone Project Title
The research question for this capstone project was: what does an ESL curriculum look like in a Type C Chinese international school and how will it reflect the cultural and linguistic needs of its students? The Type C international school is a relatively new kind of school that has become more common in the last few years that caters to affluent families who want their children to gain a Western curriculum and at the same time still maintain their national curriculum. Research on Type C international schools is scarce, but Bala Kumaravadivelu’s postmethod theory would insist that this author’s experience working in a Type C international school is a good working background for creating a curriculum that best suits the students who attend those schools. Research for this project includes topics such English as a Second Language (ESL) in international school settings, Chinese culture and schools, and best practices for English learners. These topics form the basis of the project, which is a 4-week social studies unit aimed at upper elementary Chinese students who attend a Type C international school. The hope is that this curriculum will expand students’ international perspectives and English language skills, thus extending their potential and ability to grow up in a global community.
Curriculum, ESL/ ELLs, International Teaching, Multicultural Education
Yang, Song, "Creating an ESL Curriculum in a Type C International School in China" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 633.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects