Xiamen International School – K12 School – China


Xiamen International School (XIS) uses Off2Class to support its ELA students. The school is located on the southern coast of China in Fujian Province, and was the first international school in Fujian to accept expatriate students. Its diverse faculty includes teachers from the United States, Columbia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Mexico and China. The school offers three International Baccalaureate Programmes to students from twenty-nine different countries.

Gabriela Montejano is the Secondary School ELA Coordinator. Along with the rest of the XIS ELA team, she uses Off2Class in four key ways.

ESL Placement Tests

Firstly, XIS uses the Off2class placement test to assess new students’ English skills. Teachers use the test results to determine which of the three ELL class streams a student will be assigned to. 

Teaching in the Classroom

Secondly, XIS teachers use Off2Class lesson presentations when teaching grammar in the classroom. Gabriela works with middle school students and appreciates that the layouts and images are fun but not childish. She likes to go over the theory with her students and pick volunteers to complete the exercises included in the presentations. At the end of lessons, she invites students to come to the whiteboard and write their own sentences, using whatever structure we learned that day.

Online Homework

Thirdly, Gabriela enjoys that she can easily send corresponding homework at the end of her lessons. Her students know that they can access homework to reinforce what was covered in class. In addition, using homework feedback tools, teachers can coordinate and grade homework easily.

ESL Self-Study

Finally, Gabriela offers additional homework activities to her students for self-study. She likes that the system gives students a lesson summary to support their individual work. For self-study, she focuses on non-technical lessons. For example, Vocabulary, Listening, Reading and Speaking activities.

We greatly enjoy working with the passionate Xiamen International School ELA team. In particular, we love the creative ways Gabriela uses Off2Class in the classroom!

"I love the fact that your lesson style is fun and engaging, but not childish. It fits my student profile perfectly!"

Quote owner  Gabriela Montejano, Secondary School ELA Coordinator, XIS