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

Edmonton Alliance Chinese School was established by Rev. Peter in 1977. 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.

Through our specially designed theme-based curriculum, students learn Chinese characters, participate in cultural festivals, watch Bible story videos, play 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.

Our Learning Program Components:

Students learn to read, write, listen, and speak Chinese through 4 themes: Clothing, Food, Housing, and Transportation.

  1. Textbooks

Textbooks 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 Clothing, Food, Housing and Transportation but also the cultural and religious aspects such as Church life, Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving, etc.

  1. Supplement Work Sheets

These are designed to complement the textbook lessons. Through homework assignments and tests, students can reinforce their learning and mark their progress.

  1. Composition and Comprehension

Through storytelling, video watching and learning vocabulary, punctuation marks and sentence patterns, students can develop their writing skills in a systematic manner from basic to advanced levels.

  1. Writing Chinese & Penmanship

Students learn different Chinese characters, word structures, 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 showoff of the students’ skill in Chinese penmanship.

  1. Chinese Cultural Learning

A variety of Chinese Cultural Activities will be arranged during the school year. Students will have direct exposures to Chinese cultures through making snacks, playing traditional Chinese games and Calligraphy.

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:

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(School closure for summer break: June 16 – Sept 13, 2024)

2024-2025 New Student Enrolment Notice

Cantonese and Mandarin program:

  • Beginner 1, 2, 3
  • Junior level 1, 2, Intermediate 1, 2 and Advanced 1, 2
  • The Chinese Cultural Activities will run an hour 3 times in the school year.
  • Please note class availability for both Cantonese and Mandarin program is subject to interest.
  • New students in Beginner 1 must reach the age of 3 prior to Sept 1st and must be potty trained.


  • 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 – 12:00 PM

Student Registration Date:

  • Starting from May 11, 2024. First Come First Serve.
  • Please download the registration form here and pay the school fees at Chinese School office on Saturdays.


  • The school fee for the full academic year is $340 (includes a non-refundable registration fee of $10)
  • Early Bird Discount: New Students can enjoy an early bird discount of $20 if school fees are paid in full on or before June 15, 2024 by 12pm.
  • Sibling Discount: Siblings of enrolled students can receive an additional $20 discount on their school fees.
  • Payment Options:
        1. In Person (Cash or Cheques) during Chinese School Office hours (9:00 am -12 noon) on Saturdays excluding long weekends.
        2. Cheques by MAIL: Please make cheques payable to “Edmonton Alliance Chinese School” with the student’s name and applying class on the back of the cheque. To reserve a spot in class, school fees payment by mail should be RECEIVED on or before June 15, 2024 by 12 pm. Mail to:

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

Student Withdrawal:

  • After the School Term has started, if a student withdraws BEFORE October 1st, 2024, a refund will be issued after deducting administration fees of $100.
  • If a student withdraws AFTER September 30, 2024, there will be no refund given.

Other Items:

  • The Chinese School office hours are Saturday from 9:00AM to 12:00PM excluding long weekends.
  • The Chinese School office will be closed at NOON on June 15, 2024 and re-open on September 14, 2024.
  • For any inquiries, please send an email to chineseschool@ecac.ca
  • For more information, please visit ecac.ca