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Edmonton Alliance Chinese School

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

Mission Statement

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Classes

Cantonese Program For Beginners K1, K2, K3, and Grade 1 to Grade 6 and a Cantonese Conversation Class.

Grade 2 to 6 classes are instructed in Cantonese with Traditional characters; included also is 25 minutes of Mandarin conversation and phonics.

Mandarin Program: Kindergarten classes. Grade 1 to Grade 2 classes are subject to enrollment.

Classes are instructed in Mandarin with simplified characters.

K3 to Grade 6 classes will include 3 semesters of Chinese Cultural activities.

Entry Requirements

  • Age requirements: Must be at least 3 yrs old by September of current year.
  • Transfer students: Students will be assigned to classes based upon prior academic achievement and education.

Fees

$10 registration fee, $20 for books/materials, $90 tuition fee for each term. Early bird discount ($5) is applicable for registrations before June 30. A $20 discount is applicable to siblings of a current attending student for the second semester. *Please make cheque payable to “Edmonton Alliance Chinese School”.

Registration forms can be downloaded. Please hand in applications to Edmonton Alliance Chinese School Office with requisite information and payment included.

Mailing address: 5019-199 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6M 2T6

Our learning program contains many components:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Class Times:

Saturday morning (Please refer to the calendar for holidays)

Cantonese Classes: 9:15-12:00
Mandarin Classes: 9:30-12:00
Kindergarten (K1 and K2) Classes: 10:00-12:00

Please refer to School Newsletter for accuracy

Contact Phone: 780-483-0458

2016 – 2017 School Year Calendar

2016First Semester2017Second Semester
1Sept. 17First Semester Day and Mid-Autumn Fest. Carnival17Feb. 4Second Semester Day & Chinese Culture

program Term 2

2Sept. 2418Feb. 11
3Oct. 1Thanksgiving CelebrationFeb. 18*Family Day
Oct. 8*Thanksgiving Day19Feb. 25Progress Report
4Oct 15Fire drill20Mar. 4Calligraphic Competition
5Oct. 22Home Reading Program21Mar. 11Chinese Culture

program Term 3

6Oct. 29Chinese Culture program Term 122Mar. 18
7Nov. 523Mar. 25
Nov. 12*Remembrance Day24Apr. 1Choral Speaking Practice
8Nov. 1925Apr. 8Easter Celebration
9Nov. 26Pictures DayApr. 15*Easter Holiday
10Dec. 3Parents and Teachers Day26Apr. 22Choral Speaking Practice
11Dec. 10Rehearsal Christmas programs27Apr. 29Choral Speaking Practice
12Dec. 17Christmas Celebration28May 6Choral Speaking Day
Dec. 24*Christmas Holiday29May 13
Dec. 31*Christmas Holiday May 20*Victoria Day
132017 Jan 730May 27Semester Review
14Jan. 1431Jun. 3Semester Review
15Jan. 21Semester Review32Jun. 10Rehearsal Day
16Jan. 28Semester Review& Chinese New Year Celebration33Jun. 17Awards Day
Jun. 24Summer Break

First Semester Instructional days : 16
Second Semester Instructional days :17

School time:

Beginner 1 & 2 : Saturday morning 10:00-12:00

Cantonese Class : Saturday morning 9:15-12:00

Mandarin Class : Saturday morning 9: 30- 12:00

* Long weekend no Chinese school

Contact Information

Address: 5019 – 199 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6M 2T6
Telephone: (780) 444 – 0458
Fax: (780) 483 – 2640
Email: ChineseSchool@ecac.ca

Office Hours:

Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM