French – My Fourth Language

I first learned French with my french mentor Elsa. We learned by making connections in my mind with objects and French words, we also had a method where Elsa would say a short story we made up and I would act it out. Later, I went to the French Alliance class to learn. after that, […]

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Long Live Picture Books!

We bought a LOT of picture books at one point in time because we wanted to do a project called the “Story Show”. But even after that project ended, we still had a more than 100 picture books, so I made it my life goal to read them all. For a long time, I just […]

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The Quest of the USA

My name is Felix. I am a Chinese 9-year-old. Brendan is my American friend and mentor. He is 25 years old and graduated from Yale. I have always planned to go to the USA, and at the time, Brendan was planning to go to the USA to visit his friends and his mom, so we […]

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Drama Games and Classes

First I was in school and performing in small plays, and later I joined a performing club and practiced performing Cats. After that, I kept performing in school. Later, I came to the Base and we did some performing games and improv things. At that time, I was just practicing and doing games that included […]

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Opening Up a New World with Creative Writing

I like doing creative writing because I can write down something that I imagined and that makes me really excited and want to write more. I started doing creative writing when I dropped out of school and started to learn at home, even though now I think what I wrote then is pretty bad, it […]

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German – My Third Language

I started learning German when I was 5 and when I came to the base I learned German with Lisa, we used SLA – Second Language Acquisition. Normally people in China learn English by memorizing but I learn it by making the words and sentences have relations with things and actions, this is how baby […]

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Living in Europe

  Before I went to Europe, I had German classes with Lisa, a mentor from Hamburg. I wanted to get better at German, experience other cultures, and go see some parts of the world, so Cassie and I planned a trip to Germany and some other countries in Europe. First I went to Germany, where […]

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