Edmonton Chinese Bilingual Education Association (ECBEA)

at Box 220, #21-10405 Jasper Avenue, N.W., Edmonton, T5J 3S2 Canada

Chinese Bilingual Program in Edmonton Public Schools

Edmonton Chinese Bilingual Education Association (ECBEA)
Box 220, #21-10405 Jasper Avenue, N.W.
Edmonton , AB T5J 3S2
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The English-Chinese Bilingual Program provides the opportunity for any students within the Edmonton Public School system to learn both the English and Chinese languages and to share knowledge of the Chinese culture within the context of the Alberta curriculum. This program is unique in North America, both because it is a complete continuum of studies from kindergarten to high school graduation, and it is accomplished all during regular school hours.

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Why place children in the English-Chinese bilingual program? The English-Chinese Bilingual Program exposes children to the richness of both western and eastern cultures, their literature, customs, festivals and heritage. English and Chinese are the two most commonly spoken languages in the world. The ability to communicate in more than one language is a valuable asset for future career development, especially in education, business, commerce, foreign and governmental affairs. Who can enroll? Kindergarten and Grade 1 Level: The English-Chinese Bilingual Program is available to all children at the kindergarten and Grade 1 levels. They are not required to have any knowledge of the Chinese language. Children are eligible for kindergarten this fall (September) if they will be 5 years old on or before March 1st of the following year. Elementary Level (Grades 2 to 6): Placement in Grades 2 to 6 is determined after an individual assessment of language skills. Junior High Level (Grades 7 to 9): Graduates from Grade 6 are welcome to continue their Chinese studies by selecting the Chinese Language Arts option as one of their Junior High subjects. Senior High Level (Grades 10 to 12): Graduates from Grade 9 Chinese Language Arts are welcome to continue their Chinese studies by selecting Mandarin for credit in high school. International Baccalaureate (I.B.) certificates are granted upon successful completion at participating schools. Other students with competent Chinese language skills are asked to contact the school of their choice for an assessment to determine appropriate placement in the Chinese Bilingual / Chinese Language Arts continuum. What are the benefits of studying a second language? Cultural awareness can best be learned through exposure to a second language Opportunities to read and enjoy the literature of other countries More sources from which to gain valuable information and insights Improved communication skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Comprehension skills are more easily mastered Creative thinking is enhanced in second language students An experience that will make learning other languages even easier

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ECBEA December Meeting Notice: New Mandarin Bilingual Site at Parkallen School Speakers: Kathy Toogood, Principal and Constantine Kastrinos, EPSB Planning ECBEA Monthly Meeting Monday, December 8, 7 pm at Rosslyn School 13215 113A Street, Edmonton AB, T5E 5B9 December 8, Monday All parents/guardians of students in the Chinese bilingual program are cordially invited. AGENDA Adoption of Minutes ECBEA Reports School Reports CIE and UofA East Asian Studies Reports CBC Turkey Drive Get to know your Bilingual Program - New Mandarin Bilingual Site at Parkallen School Open Forum Minutes of the last ECBEA meeting held on November 11, 2014, at Caenarvon school can be found here.

Published on 2014-12-03 17:13:10 GMT

The season is near to be thinking of the less fortunate in this great city of ours. The ECBEA is supporting the 19th Annual CBC Turkey Drive for the Edmonton Food Bank. To kick this off, PETER WONG a past-president of the ECBEA is donating 4 turkeys which is equivalent to $100. PETER has issued a challenge to all the ECBEA past-presidents to do the same or better!

Published on 2014-11-27 05:27:17 GMT

Aug 30 Sat, 8-10 pm, FREE CONCERT!!! Bring the whole family to enjoy the ESO and a cast of four vocalists for a very special concert of Disney’s most famous movie scores ever – Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, The Lion King and the Oscar®-winning song "Let It Go" from Disney’s latest hit movie Frozen. Explore Walt Disney’s stories and characters through their memorable melodies with clips and storyboard art displayed on-screen while the ESO performs in Churchill Square. And make sure to dress up as your favourite Disney character! Come out to say hi to ECBEA, look for us in the community tent. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Published on 2014-08-15 15:19:55 GMT

You heard it here first. Chengdu Performing Group will be on stage at the Chinese Pavilion at the Heritage Festival at Hawrelak Park at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Sunday, July 3, 2014

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