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One of these years I’m going to make it to Edmonton

July 3, 2021

As they said on their annual scholarship award ceremony site, “Who would have believed that an upstart language learning experience in a prairie city would become the “best Chinese language program outside of China”?

The Edmonton Public Schools, in the Canadian province of Alberta, has 2,165 students enrolled in 14 schools, 1,923 graduates and this year the parent group, the Edmonton Chinese Bilingual Education Association, awarded $356,050 in scholarship.

Not bad for a program that launched in the fall fo 1982 with one school.

Edmonton Public Schools offers a Chinese Bilingual Program that graduates students students with a level of ability that would allow them to study in science and mathematics universities in China, according to the ECBEA.

Edmonton also offers American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, Hebrew and Spanish immersion.

And here’s a video about their program.

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