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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

Notice: Due to COVID-19, Edmonton Alliance Chinese School will be suspended for the 2020-2021 school year

Thank you for your continual support towards Edmonton Alliance Chinese School. We regretfully inform you that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Edmonton Alliance Chinese School Committee has decided to suspend all classes for the 2020-2021 school year. We ask for your understanding as the safety of our students is our utmost priority.

We thank you for your support throughout these years and we wish to maintain communication with you during this school year. Instead of online classes, we will be holding five free online sessions throughout this year to continue teaching and celebrating special events with your children.

These five online sessions will be held from 9:15AM to 9:35AM to celebrate:
Thanksgiving: October 3rd, 2020https://youtu.be/I3cjmsaGCkY
▪ Christmas: December 12th, 2020
▪ Chinese New Year: February 6th, 2021
▪ Easter: March 27th, 2021
▪ Year End celebration and information for the coming year: June 5th, 2021

We welcome you to attend these events with us online!

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 and Mandarin Programs*:
– Beginner Class: 1**, 2, 3
– Junior Class: 1, 2
– Intermediate Class: 1, 2
– Advanced Class 1, 2

*Please note class availability for both the Cantonese and Mandarin Program is subject to interest.
**New students in Beginner 1 must reach the age of 3 prior to September 1st and have proper potty training

School Schedule

Classes run every Saturday and end at 12:00 PM. There are no classes on long weekends

Beginner Classes: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Junior, Intermediate, Advanced Classes: 9:15 AM – 12:00PM

School Fee for 2020-2021 School Year

The school fee for the full academic year is $320 (includes a non-refundable registration fee of $10)

Early Bird Discount:

New Students – Parents can enjoy an early bird discount of $20 if school fees are paid in full on or before June 13, 2020 by 12:00pm
Sibling Discount – One sibling of enrolled students can receive an additional $20 discount on their school fees.

Payment Details:

e-Transfer:

e-Transfer can be completed either through email or phone number.

Question: What city are we in?
Answer: Edmonton

Please include in the Message portion the FULL name of the student(s) you are registering. If that information is not included, the money will NOT be accepted.

Cheques:

Please make cheques payable to “Edmonton Alliance Chinese School” and include the student’s name and applying grade on the back of the cheque.

Mail to:
Edmonton Alliance Chinese School
5019-199 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6M 2T6

Please be advised that the school will be closed till end of current school year due to COVID-19 pandemic. Please direct any questions/concerns to our email address: [email protected]

Student Withdrawal:

If a student withdraws BEFORE October 1st, 2020 a refund will be issued after deducting administration fees of $100.
If a student withdraws AFTER October 1st, 2020, no refund given.

Other Items

  • The Chinese School office hours are Saturday from 9:30AM to 12:00PM excluding long weekends.
  • The Chinese School office will re-open on September 5th, 2020.
  • For any inquiries, please send an email to [email protected]
  • For more information, please visit www.ecac.ca

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.

Contact Information

Address: 5019 – 199 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6M 2T6
Telephone: (780) 444 – 0458
Fax: (780) 483 – 2640
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM