Young Learners 5 Exchange with MIT Students
In January the Young Learners 5 class enjoyed an informative question-and-answer session with three students visiting us from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT is a prestigious American university in Cambridge, MA. The class had the opportunity to ask about the life of a university student in the USA, compare the Spanish and American education systems, and learn more in general about MIT. They particularly benefited from the perspective of Dodo, an MIT student from China, who spoke about how she adapted to living in the United States as an international student. The talk was an excellent way for students to learn more about American culture and use their language skills to communicate in a real-life setting.
Here are some comments from students about the talk:
“In MIT students can live in dorms that are bedrooms or they can also sleep outside the university. There are lots of people with different cultures and there are like 4000 students. They have different extra activities, for example clubs like acapella or sports.”
“It was very interesting because they show the way that MIT works and their experiences, especially Dodo because she is an international student and that is what we would like to be in the future.”
In January, the Young Learners 5 class attended an information session with three female students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT is a prestigious American university in the city of Cambridge. The children had the opportunity to ask questions about the daily lives of college students in the United States, compare the educational systems of both countries, and learn more about MIT. They benefited in particular from the perspective of Dodo, a Chinese MIT student who shared her experiences as an international student in the United States. The talk was a good opportunity to learn more about American culture and put into practice the language skills learned in class.
Some comments from the students:
“We thought it was a very interesting exhibition and we learned a lot from it. At MIT, students can sleep on campus or off campus. There are many students with different cultures and there are about 4.000 students. They have different extra activities like acapella or sports.”
“The talk has been very interesting because they have taught us how MIT University works and their experiences, especially Dodo because she is an international student like we want to be.”