Fun and Culture
Student Activities: Learning (And Fun) Beyond the Classroom
The goal of Rennert Bilingual's student activities program is to make all of New York City a classroom.
"Language is learned in context and the classroom is a limited context," observes Brad Nield, a Rennert teacher who takes many groups of the school's international students on field trips in the New York area. "Once you are out of the classroom you are learning language in a broader context."
The Museum of Modern Art. Central Park. The ethnic neighborhoods and food of New York. Yankee Stadium. Music clubs and international restaurants. A kayaking trip. All can be effective -- and fun -- venues for language learning when a group of multilingual ESL students led by a knowledgeable teacher are communicating in English about the experiences they are sharing.
Student activities are planned with an eye toward our students' diverse interests in art, music, sports, design, food, architecture and American culture and with a sensitivity to student budgets. All activities are reasonably priced -- some of them are free -- and are open to every Rennert student. Click on one of these links to see this month's student activities at Rennert:
A major part of the Rennert activities schedule consists of free after-school language classes that focus on writing, reading and vocabulary. Students can refine their English skills or can explore the fun side of the language with classes on writing, grammar, American slang, musical idioms and other specialized topics.
At Rennert, a good education has no boundaries.
Rennert New York is closed from Dec. 22nd to 28th.
Click here for holiday week activities in the city.