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.
How is Chinese education different from North America?
Chinese education focuses on strictness and precision, which improves retention. Canada & American education focuses on improving student assuredness, self-determination, and independence, which aids in comprehensive thinking.
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 and optional intensive courses by ages or proficiency level.
Here are some of the sample courses of our main track for all levels courses.
Mandarin Chinese Entry Levels
In this beginning class, students acquire a basic practical knowledge of Chinese. The phonetic nature of Chinese makes for rapid mastery of pronunciation and correct tones. Teachers conduct class in Chinese as much as possible but also use English to bridge instruction and clarify difficult points. It is an important steps to ensure the entry level learning experience.
We introduce from a handful Chinese characters to approx to 450-500, the basic Chinese grammar and sentence patterns step by step per lesson. Our Teachers’ explanation and discussion of Traditional and modern Chinese culture is an ongoing process throughout the courses.
For example, by the end of the G1-G3 classes, students will know how to introduce themselves and greet others. Others are such as count numbers from zero to a million, tell times and dates, discuss hobbies and daily routines, and write brief dialogues.
Mandarin Chinese Intermediate Levels
The intermediate courses between G4 to G6 indtruce basic grammar, expressions to improve students competences in spoken Mandarin and modern written Chinese. An Intermediate course for learners will mastering more complex language and its structure. The accumulated vocabulary will reach from 500 to 1000 Chinese characters, words and phrase.
Intensive Courses 加强班
Intensive Courses focus on extending core teaching and learning time in schools. We offer Intensive Courses for Selective Grades for our Main campus in Surrey & Langley First campus.
普通话特殊课程 Featured Chinese as the Second Language Courses for middle school student to adult
Non-native Mandarin speakers Track for Age 12 or above
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 Featured Series & 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.
Fun Series Courses 趣味系列
“Fun Pinyin 趣味拼音” 趣味系列之一
The online only course known as “Fun Pinyin (趣味拼音)” a choice for additional effects and make significant change in your mandarin pronunciation. It is designed for whether you are native speaker or other dialect or non-Mandarin speaker. The course is not substitute to any offline classroom. However it is an important area especially of the language for who do not speak mandarin at home on daily basis. “Pronunciation – Pinyin” is an integral component of overcall Mandarin listening and speaking skills in addition to reading and writing.
“Mastering Stroke & Mnemonics Chinese Characters 活用笔画，巧记汉字” 趣味系列之二
The special online course “Mastering Stroke & Mnemonics Chinese Characters 活用笔画，巧记汉字” is also not substitute to any offline class. It offers an unique approach to provide the methodology to recognize and to memorize Chinese Characters for vocabulary building. Chinese characters are the system of symbols used to write Chinese. Let students no longer writing Chinese characters as an obstacle, but become an interest in learning.
Advanced Series Courses 高级系列
“Chinese Writing Class 中文写作班” 高级系列之一
We launch an Online Chinese Writing class to develop students’ writing skills and how to writing a good article. The teachers will demonstrate how to write a good composition of statement norms, correct rhetoric, clear logic, and true feelings. As we are in the New Media age, where children are good at writing, no matter what their future careers are, writing will be an important skill to master for their success in life.
“Advanced Conversation” 高级系列之二
Advanced Conversation is a continuing class for adult students. They possess advanced proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Chinese by maintain and improve their language skills in the structured program set up.
The ability to speak Mandarin Chinese is an unbeatable advantage for anyone looking to do business with Mandarin (Chinese Official Language). Communicating in functional Mandarin is achievable within a reasonable amount of time, and can have a critical impact on your own personal, or your business success.
Speaking Mandarin can break down barriers, improve relationships. It gives you a much more authentic experience with interacting with native Chinese speakers for business or for leisure.