August 19th, 2015
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I would like to welcome your child and you to a new school year at Shanghai American School, Pudong campus.
It is a great honor for me to work with all of you in the coming new school year. I am Ellen Xu, your child’s Chinese teacher.
This is the twelfth year for me to work at SAS.
Welcome to my class and I’m looking forward to working closely with your child and you as well. I will apply my
experience and make my Chinese classes enjoyable and productive. At the same time, all of the students are expected to
participate actively in all learning activities in order to reinforce the skills they learned in the classroom. I strongly believe
that cultural activities and experience will help your child to embrace the learning of the language. I will introduce a wide range of
Chinese culture. Through hands-on cultural activities, your child will be motivated with unique learning experience throughout the
year. Your support and assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Learning takes roots when parents and teachers work together to educate child. I ask that you enquire often about what your
child is learning in Chinese class and ask about homework assignment. You can expect you child to have Chinese homework most
of days when he/she has Chinese class expect Pre-K, K, G1(G1 has twice written homework during six-day rotation), and
completion of these assignments will be essential to your child’s progress. You will see a ‘homework reminder book’ coming
home soon, which will keep the teacher and parents well informed of students’ learning in daily Chinese class.
It is recommended to have a Chinese-English & English-Chinese dictionary at home to assist your child to do his/ her
homework. A Chinese type program on computer will be a plus.
Please contact me at your convenience if you have any concerns or questions about your child’s Chinese learning.
Here is the contact information:
Classroom: 217B (Elementary School Building)
Classroom telephone: 62211445-5546
Thank you in advance for your support and effort.
I’m looking forward to working with your child.
ES Chinese Language Teacher
ES Chinese Language Department
_____________2015-2016 School Year