On June 12, the HSK test took place in the CIE. This was the first time that the CIE held the in-person HSK online test for the public since the pandemic started in 2020. During the pandemic, the CIE organized the HSK online tests from home multiple times to meet the needs of the community.
With the pandemic slowing down, 6 Chinese visiting teachers have arrived in Edmonton since January of this year. All of them have been assigned to a Confucius Classroom, providing support for the Mandarin bilingual program, or the Chinese Language and Culture program. So far, there are 13 visiting teachers working in Confucius Classrooms located in Edmonton, Lethbridge, and Fort McMurray. We are expecting more teachers coming during summer break.
The CIE purchased 635 Children’s books recently to enrich its children collection and provide the newest Chinese books to the young readers. The new books feature translated works from different cultures, like popular English picture books and comic books Pete the Cat, Peppa Pig, Elephant & Piggie, Dog Man, and Baby-Sisters Club, French books Hello Series, Apolline’s Big Days, and Apolline’s Little World, and Japanese picture books such as Camphor Tree Apartments, Little … » Continue Reading
On April 20-22, 764 EPSB students wrote the HSK exam. The students are from 10 junior high and high schools, and currently are studying in Mandarin Bilingual program or Chinese Language and Culture program. The CIE started to organize the HSK and YCT test for EPSB students in 2012. So far, 6,041 students have taken the HSK test and 5,586 students have taken the YCT test.