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Chinese Bilingual Program

Come to Elmwood and join a Division-wide program with over 35 years of proven results and an opportunity to continue student learning from Kindergarten all the way to Grade 12! There is no previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese necessary to attend. Please call the school to inquire about registering your child in our Chinese Bilingual program for the next school year!

We are excited to add the Chinese Bilingual Program to Elmwood's already superb school culture.

Benefits of learning Mandarin Chinese:

      Students benefit from learning a second or additional language as it:

  • Promotes problem solving, flexibility and creative thinking abilities
  • Encourages students to be global citizens
  • Enhances empathy and awareness of diversity and a greater sense of social justice
  • Expands career and travel options

Instructional Focus:  

Students in the Chinese bilingual program benefit from : 

  • An immersive experience with 50% of instruction in Mandarin Chinese and 50% in English 
  • A high degree of proficiency in the language 

Learning Environment:  

We offer to students of all ability levels :

  • A supportive, warm environment that invites risk taking and expression as students acquire language skills
  • Opportunities to experience Chinese culture in the school and larger community
  • Authentic language learning opportunities


Please follow the links below for a comprehensive explanation of the program, general information, and registration procedures:

Edmonton Public Schools Chinese Bilingual Kindergarten General Information Video

EPSB Chinese Bilingual Kindergarten Information Package