The Chinese Mandarin Bilingual Support Program provides students with instruction in both English and Mandarin. We offer a dual-track Chinese language program, with separate courses for heritage speakers of Mandarin and non-native Mandarin speakers.
We believe if knowledge is power, wisdom is your choice to use that power
Knowledge comes from an academic environment where students are challenged to work hard toward a standard of excellence in order to reach their fullest potential. Wisdom comes from maturity of both spiritual and emotional.
Be successful in all academic subjects
Remember that you alone are responsible for your academic achievement. Your instructor is your guide and your classmates may help you to understand your assignments; however, you are responsible for your own success.
Achieve true bilingualism of participating students
Shifting demographics and political dynamics have transformed views on multilingual education in many parts in Canada and United States, paving the way for a focused examination of educating the K-12 English or French language learners and the importance of foreign-language instruction.
Acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be competent global citizens
The ability to establish positive interactions with people of different national, ethnic, religious, social or cultural backgrounds.
Benefits of Chinese Language Program
Bilingual students generally demonstrate greater academic gains
Many research show that students in Foreign language learning programs typically develop strong academic skills in addition to becoming proficient in both languages.
Students have the opportunity to achieve true bilingualism
Students learn languages more easily at an early age. Immersing and instructing students in a second language provides an effective vehicle for students to learn to speak, read and write in both languages by age of 10-12.
Students develop cultural literacy in addition to enhanced cognitive skills
Language learning program students benefit from the ability to communicate with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. They also typically experience academic achievement at or above their single-language peers. Research covering more than decades of language instruction shows that students receive a variety of cognitive benefits such as mental flexibility, nonverbal problem-solving abilities and enhanced critical thinking skills.
普通话标准课程 Standard Chinese Language Mandarin Courses for K to G12
Regular Track for Age 5 and above
It is our policy of the Chinese Language programs that assigning student to in appropriate courses to their existing level of ability. Students can learn and develop their language proficiency to a higher level with the same pace. To meet the special needs of students of diverse backgrounds, we currently offer regular K, G1 to G12 on all levels of language and literature courses. The Ramp-up option by ages or proficiency level for on demand customized courses (typically 1-6 students, range from 3-9 months).
One of the cornerstones of being fluent in Chinese is to know a lot of Chinese vocabulary. The selected textbook and supplemental material support the following matrix (briefly).
非母语普通话课程 Featured Chinese as the Second Language Courses
Non-native Mandarin speakers Track for Age 12 to adult
We offer a dual-track Chinese program, with separate courses for heritage speakers of Mandarin and non-native Mandarin speakers (includes Cantonese and English). The special courses for Cantonese speakers or non-native Mandarin speakers who have a different level of Chinese literacy.
Non-native Mandarin speakers of Age Group at least 12 or above (middle school student or adult). The track is designed for students of non-Chinese origin, or students of Chinese origin who do not speak any Mandarin.
The course material are the same or compatible with most school districts in the lower Mainland and universities in Canada and US. We choose our text books and supplemental materials very carefully for our students who can fully leverage the diversity of the educational resources and specific focus with goal and purpose.
The Chinese as the Second Language Program offers a basic language sequence that covers beginning (first year) to advanced (fourth year) Chinese Mandarin, including Level 100, 200, 300 and 400. Check it out Go Chinese! 听说读写360天
3 hours/week for during the school schedule.
特殊课程 Ramp-Up Online Courses
The many native LMS models of online course development devalues learning experience. Our instructor-led online course is really a true alternative to offline learning with physical classrooms in our campuses. We proud to provide the on-going basis innovation and improvement to all our programs. It is the best approach to meet the your challenges in the pandemic and post-pandemic learning environment.
We offer featured online courses continually throughout the year with special topic or interest, time/day and level. Our highly customized class with systematic approaching helps parents who choose homeschooling for great flexibility in the Greater Vancouver area.