Hangzhou Entel Foreign Languages School is a full-time private school. It was set up by the Jincheng Real Estate Group and managed by the Hangzhou Foreign Languages school. Entel covers an area of 100 mu and the building area is about 3,900 square metres. The school features verdant landscaping, elegant buildings, and advanced equipments. The middle and high school divisions include 1350 students, 175 full-time Chinese teachers, and 13 international faculty members. The faculty is highly qualified: all hold a bachelor’s degree, half of them hold a master’s degree, and 4 teachers hold a doctorate degree. In addition to the well qualified teachers, the school’s reputation is enhanced by its diverse curriculums, international programs, and a progressive educational philosophy.
——Partnership with Hangzhou Foreign Languages school: Same educational philosophy, same mode.
Hangzhou Foreign Language School has influenced Entel significantly. In addition to the progressive educational philosophy, the school provides several different international programs: American, Australian, German, and Japanese. Both juniors and seniors are boarding in comfortable accommodation. And students receive individual attention from teachers because class size never exceed 24 students. In 2006, Entel’s progressive approach was recognized by both the Zhejiang Education Bureau and Zhejiang International Exchange Center as a model international school, a characteristic school of EIU (Education for International Understanding) program.
——Looking towards the future: Laying a foundation for lifelong development.
The educational philosophy of Entel is to “cultivate students who can grow healthily for the unpredictable future”. The school devotes itself to cultivating international talents who are strong at foreign languages, liberal arts, and sciences. The students are also expected to have overall quality and the ability to engage in intercultural learning. Based on the educational concepts, Entel designs courses with distinctive characteristics. It pays special attention to developing elective courses which focus on students’ learning ability, healthy personality, and personal development. Now Entel has set up approximately 60 various elective courses, and it also contains 9 school cultural activities which are popular among students, for example: English festival, art festival, science and technology festival, sports festival, spring out, farm work training activity, military training, and overseas study tour etc. The practical curriculum creates great study conditions and opportunities for the students.
——Distinctive characteristics: Focusing on cultivating students with intercultural study abilities.
Entel absorbed the COFLE (Culture-Oriented Foreign Language Education) mode which is the essence of 50 years’ English teaching experiences of Hangzhou Foreign Languages School. With progressive teaching methods and cultural influence, Entel systematically teaches the students to improve their language ability including listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking. The advantages of Entel stand out by smaller classes, English only classes, and various practical optional second foreign language courses. In addition, most of the foreign languages teachers have overseas educational backgrounds or exchange experience. Thus the rich international atmosphere and high quality of foreign language teaching are based on these outstanding teacher resources.
—— Facing the world: Improving internationalized educational level.
Entel puts the internationalized educational mode into practice in 3 aspects. First is the academic expansion courses, for example: bilingual math, bilingual physics, bilingual chemistry etc; English and American literature, English intensive reading etc. Second is the knowledge application courses, like transnational online communication courses, offline communication, and studies courses. Third is short period overseas exchange program. The international expansion courses help the students to broaden their international vision and get more chances for cross-cultural learning. The international expansion courses helped Entel to build up good relationships with around 10 great middle schools and universities in America, Britain, Germany, Italy, Korea, Poland etc. The schools have had deep talks about courses setting, and teaching studies which provide rich resources to the internationalized education mode of Entel.
——Diversified developments: Helping students to grow up healthily.
Besides taking the traditional senior high school entrance examination, the juniors in Entel also have the pathway to the senior division of Hangzhou Foreign Languages School, the senior school of Entel, and excellent overseas private high schools.
The senior students in Entel can either take the college entrance examination in China or go abroad to some famous colleges in America, Australia, Germany, Japan etc. In addition to University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales (the Five Star university in Australia).
In 2017, 85% of Junior Three in Entel entered outstanding senior high schools of both overseas and in China. 100% of senior students are enrolled to the world’s top 100 universities.
——Being creative with determination: Making efforts to promote students’ personal development.
With the advantages of foreign languages teaching and the internationalized educational mode, Entel sets up pathways both in China and other counteries. Making efforts to provide chances for the development of students’ personalities. Currently Entel has established junior international educational experimental class, senior American program experimental class, senior Australia program experimental class, and senior German program experimental class.