On October 29, the Confucius Institute in Edmonton hosted a Chinese Culture Day for 35 students from Riverbend Junior High School. They are studying in the Chinese Language and Culture program. This is the first year that Riverbend School introduced the program. The Chinese teacher hoped that exposure to Chinese culture will inspire the students’ interest and passion for learning Chinese.
After listening to a brief introduction about the CIE by director Cameron Mah … » Continue Reading
On October 26, the Confucius Institute in Edmonton held the 2019 fall HSK test for the public. 27 candidates wrote the test from level 1 to level 6.
In general, the CIE organizes the HSK test three times a year: one for the students in Mandarin Bilingual program & Chinese and Culture program in May, and the other two for the public in May and October.
In recent years, more and more people have been … » Continue Reading
On October 7-11, Edmonton Public Schools celebrated the 30th anniversary of Read in Week. This year’s theme was “Celebrate with Stories”.
The teachers of Confucius Institute in Edmonton once again went to Kildare School and Dovercourt School, sharing the Chinese books they chose carefully from the CIE library with K-6 students. Through reading, the students learned about the Chinese culture, traditions and enjoyed some well-known stories retold in Chinese.
Since its establishment in 2008, the CIE … » Continue Reading
On Thanksgiving weekend, the Confucius Institute in Edmonton participated in the Intercultural Family Fun day at Central Lions Recreation Centre. The free fun family event was hosted by Multicultural Family Resource Society in celebration of its ethno-cultural parent/child programs.
The event featured cultural performances, carnival games, arts & crafts, face painting, reading corner, photo booth and much more. The CIE occupied two booths, showcasing dough art, Chinese knots, calligraphy, shuttlecock, dance handkerchief, paper cutting … » Continue Reading