After the bodies were tuned, it was the brains which started their work. We spent the first two school hours (10 am to 12 am) penetrating into the pressing issues of global importance described in the English language. As for the Chinese class, it came later in the afternoon and was centered around Chinese history, culture and the way of thinking, with the key notions named and learned in the Chinese language.
Our students were happy to have philosophy classes following the English ones, and history classes following the Chinese ones since their minds needed to be rebalanced after hard and - to a large extent - strenuous work of learning a foreign language. The way we taught philosophy and history implied discussions, reflection and logical thinking, which activate other parts of human brains.