Edmonton Alliance Chinese School
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10
Our mission is to foster children, especially those locally born, to be interested in the Chinese language and culture,and to be able to speak and write Chinese through listening, speaking, reading, writing and playing.
Objectives of the Edmonton Alliance Chinese School
- It is our goal to equip our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to read Chinese publications, and to correspond and converse in Chinese.
- We endeavour to expose our students to traditional Chinese culture, ethics, and morals, to increase their global and cultural awareness in the hope that they may become good citizens who will make positive contributions to both the nation and to society.
- Christian education is included in the curriculum to help students to establish constructive goals in life and to build up a healthy spiritual life.
Our specially designed curriculum includes learning Chinese characters, participating in cultural festivals, bible stories (in Chinese), traditional Chinese calligraphy, playing traditional Chinese games, and much more. In our kindergarten program, our “learning through playing” curriculum makes it much easier and more fun for the local born children to learn Chinese.
Beginner 1, 2, 3, and Grade 1 to Grade 6 and a Cantonese Conversation Class.
Classes are instructed in Cantonese with Traditional characters.
Grade 2 to 6 also include 25 minutes of Mandarin conversation and phonics.
Grade 1 and Grade 3 classes. Beginner 1 class is subject to enrollment.
Classes are instructed in Mandarin with simplified characters.
Grade 1 to 6 classes will include 3 semesters of Chinese Cultural activities.
School Schedule: Every Saturday Morning (except holidays)
Beginner Class 1, 2, Cantonese conversation Class: 10:00 – 12:00
Beginner Class 3, Mandarin Class Grade 1 and 3: 9:30 – 12:00
Cantonese Class Grade 1 to 6: 9:15 – 12:00
- Age requirements: Must be at least 3 yrs old by September of the current year.
- Transfer students: Students will be assigned to classes based upon prior academic achievement and education.
- Fee for the full academic year is $280. If school fees are paid before June 16th by 12 noon, there will be a $40 special early-bird discount. Siblings of enrolled students will receive an additional $20 discount.
- Space will be reserved for returning students and newly registered siblings if registration form and school fees are submitted before April 28th.
- New student registration will begin on May 5th.
- Starting from June 16th at 12:00 noon, the school will be closed for the summer.
- If a student withdraws before October 1st, a refund will be issued excluding the $100 administration fee. There will be no refunds if a student withdraws after October 1st.
Registration forms can be downloaded.
Other Items for Registration
- New students must be at least 3 years of age before September 2018 and are potty trained.
- New students and students registering in the middle of the school year will be assessed and placed according to their Chinese academic abilities.
- For newly enrolled students: please bring your child, the completed registration form and full school fee to the school office in order to complete the registration.
- Please make cheque payable to “Edmonton Alliance Chinese School” and write down the student’s name and grade in September on the back of the cheque.
- School office hours: Saturday 10:00 am to 12:15 pm, except long weekends. The school will be closed for the summer starting from June 16 at 12:00 noon.
- For any inquiries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school office phone at 780 444-0458. You can additionally find more information at ecac.ca.
- School application forms can be downloaded off the school website.
Our learning program contains many components:
- Text Books
Text books are designed in a “spiral” concept to help students build a basic vocabulary of Chinese words, phrases, sentences and paragraphs. Topics of lessons not only cover aspects of family life, community, and science but also the cultural and religious aspects such as Church life, Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving, etc.
- Exercise Books
These are designed to complement the text book lessons and expand on the Chinese vocabulary of common preposition, grammar and terminology. Through homework assignment and tests, students can reinforce their learning and mark their progress.
- Composition and Comprehension
Through the various culture activities like learning Chinese Poems and Idiom and listening to popular folk legends, students can develop their listening skill and broaden their knowledge of the Chinese culture. The annual Choral Speaking competition and the many performance opportunities through out the school year all help to deepen the students’ interest in learning and give them a sense of ownership.
Essay lessons are designed in a systematic manner from simple to advance levels for Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 6. This would help to develop the students’ composition skill in writing Chinese essays.
- Writing Chinese & Penmanship
Students learn the different Chinese characters, the word structure, the writing strokes, and their sequences through vigorous practices to master the writing of the Chinese language from single words to phrases and sentences. The annual Calligraphy contest is a show off of the students’ skill in Chinese penmanship.
- Mandarin Language
Mandarin lessons are composed of common conversation; children’s songs and the Hanyu Pinyin Romanization method that are tailored to suit the interest of the Canadian born children.
Address: 5019 – 199 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6M 2T6
Telephone: (780) 444 – 0458
Fax: (780) 483 – 2640
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM