Event Details

Summer vacation is coming up. Most children who have been studying at home for several months must be pretty excited about the upcoming summer break. But given the uncertainty of covid and travel restrictions, it's not easy for most parents to plan their summer holidays this year.


How can you better explore your city with your kids if you couldn't travel far? How to spend an 'edutainment' summer with fun activities? Do you want any tips for managing your kids' downtime?


AmCham China's SMEs & Entrepreneurs Committee and Education Committee jointly bring you a webinar with Marco Reyes, Founder & Managing Director of YMCE Group, Danchen Yang, Head of Learning at Duolingo China, and Xing Wei, Lecturer from VIPKid.

Please note:

  • This event will be conducted virtually. A meeting link will be sent to confirmed registrants on Jun 29 in the afternoon.
  • This event will be conducted in English. Please refer to the agenda below for details.

Highlights


  • The importance of outdoor education in 2022 
  • Summer Camp - a proven model for growth
  • Secret learnings of "learning" by scientists
  • From theory to real-life scenarios, easily adopted for kids & parents
  • How to turn language learning into a gaming adventure


  • Discover the Beauty of China 
  • The Importance of Traditional Chinese Culture
  • How to improve kids' interest in Traditional Chinese Culture

Speakers

  • Marco Reyes (Founder & Managing Director of YMCE Group)

    Marco Reyes

    Founder & Managing Director of YMCE Group

    Native Chicagoan and graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Marco Reyes, has been based in Beijing since 2009 while founding his education business in 2010. He and his partners were the first to establish a US summer camp agency service for overnight camps in the US, while later building and operating their own American-style (Camp Greenwoods) camps in China for both the public and schools since 2016.

    As for volunteer duties, Marco has served on the Urbana Campus Alumni Advisory Board, is current President of the Illinois Alumni Club of Beijing, the Big Ten Alumni Club of Beijing, General Secretary of an international camping board - the ICF, founding member of the China Camp Education Association, and more.

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  • Danchen Yang (Head of Learning at Duolingo China)

    Danchen Yang

    Head of Learning at Duolingo China

    Danchen Yang joined Duolingo in 2020 and she built Duolingo’s learning and curriculum team in China from scratch. Danchen‘s key responsibilities include curriculum design, content development, and course localization. Over the past two years, Danchen has led the design and iteration of the most popular courses for Chinese learners: English, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. She also initiated and oversaw the development of the first Chinese dialect course in China: learning Cantonese from Mandarin.
    Before joining Duolingo, Danchen was Partner and Vice President of Teaching at Smartstudy Education Technology. The courses and learning management systems designed by her were used in over 100 universities and international schools in China.
    Danchen graduated from Columbia University with a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics and was a Chinese Teaching Associate at Columbia East Asian Studies.

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  • Xing Wei (Popular Teacher for Young Learners at VIPKid)

    Xing Wei

    Popular Teacher for Young Learners at VIPKid

    9 years of teaching experience, Professional voice actor, Holder of TESOL Advanced Certification, TKT and CLIL

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  • Daniel Rosenberg (Director of Business Operations at Otus LLC)

    Daniel Rosenberg

    Director of Business Operations at Otus LLC

    Daniel Rosenberg is currently the general manager for Otus China and is leading the charge for Otus’ expansion and adoption in the region. Previously he has held management roles at Alibaba and Ant Group as wells as an adjunct fellow at a prominent US think tank. He holds a Masters in China studies from Nanjing University and an MBA from American University. He is fluent in Mandarin. Daniel runs Beijing Lax a group that teaches and holds lacrosse practices.

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Agenda

3 PM - 3:05 PM
3:05 PM - 3:25 PM
A Summer Outdoors
3:25 PM - 3:45 PM
6 Science-Based Strategies for Effective Learning
3:45 PM - 4:05 PM
Virtual Tour of Traditional Chinese Culture — Discover the Beauty of China
4:05 PM - 4:15 PM
Q&A

Tickets

AmCham Member
Standard Price RMB 100
Non-Member
Standard Price RMB 450