Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gathering, our CIE open house event will take place on-line (http://confuciusedmonton.ca/virtualopenhouse/) this year. The Confucius Institute in Edmonton continues to promote the Chinese language and the rich Chinese culture in Edmonton and the surrounding community. Many of our visiting teachers are assigned to assist in supporting the Chinese bilingual and the beginners Chinese bilingual programs in Edmonton Public Schools. … » Continue Reading
In September, the CIE library joined the EPSB library system to improve the access to Chinese teaching and learning resources for teachers/ students in Edmonton Public Schools.
The CIE library collection consists of over 35,000 items featuring Chinese language materials and children’s books. There is also a Guided Reading section which includes the picture books chosen and leveled by the Chinese language teachers from Edmonton Public Schools. Many teachers used these multiple copies of books for … » Continue Reading
Although the CIE had to cancel the 2020 HSK/YCT scholarship award ceremony due to COVID-19, the scholarships will still be awarded to the high achieving students who took the 2019 HSK/YCT exams. Awards and prizes will be presented to the students in their schools.
Over the past several years, the CIE has witnessed an increased number of students taking the HSK/YCT exams. In 2017, 543 students wrote HSK and 663 wrote YCT. In 2018, 597 students wrote … » Continue Reading
During the pandemic, the CIE continues to provide cultural support for the schools and the community. The CIE teachers made tutorial videos of paper-cutting, Chinese knots, five-animal play, dough art, Tai Chi and traditional Chinese dancing. The videos were shared with schools and community organizations.
Ms. Cheng, an organizer of ICAN Senior Association, “thanked the Confucius Institute in Edmonton for sending us videos of paper-cutting and Chinese knots. ICAN seniors are able to learn at home together with … » Continue Reading