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Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) Class on Saturdays

    • Designed for students from non-Chinese background families
    • Taught by experienced CFL teacher
    • Class time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm, Saturdays at main site
    • Parent Association recommended a supporting fee of $50 per student per school year to cover the extra cost for smaller classes than the Ministry of Education standard class (a charitable tax receipt will be issued for any amount above $20). The supporting fee is not mandatory, families that need financial assistance can request a waiver or reduction.
    Beginner Level Secondary School Chinese Language Credit Class on Saturdays

      • A class is offered to beginners with little knowledge of Chinese language
      • Operated by the school board as a part of the international language program
      • Eligibility: Ontario students eligible to attend secondary school courses
      • Credits are recognized in Ontario
      • Class time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Saturdays at main site
      • Highly qualified teachers with experiences
      • A counseling fee of $30 (cash only) needs to be paid on registration day to the school board                                                            
      3-Year-Old Chinese Class on Saturdays
        • This class is operated by Grand River Chinese School on not-for-profit basis
        • Eligibility: 3 years old in September, speaking Chinese at home
        • Small class learning environment
        • Highly qualified teachers experienced in teaching young children
        • Tuition: $60 per term (two terms per school year)
        • Class time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm, Saturdays at main site, or 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Mondays, at satellite site
        • Parents need to accompany their children initially for a few classes


                                           


        JK - Grade 8 Chinese Program on Saturdays or Mondays

         

        • Eligibility: Ontario students eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8
        • Class time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm, Saturdays at main site, or 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Mondays at satellite site
        • Small class learning environment
        • Highly qualified teachers with experiences

        • Stimulating students' interest in learning
        • Parent Association recommended a supporting fee of $50 per student per school year to cover the extra cost for smaller classes than the Ministry of Education standard class (a charitable tax receipt will be issued for any amount above $20). The supporting fee is not mandatory, families that need financial assistance can request a waiver or reduction.

         


        Grades 9-12 Secondary School Chinese Language Credit Program on Saturdays

          • Eligibility: Ontario students eligible to attend secondary schools (Grades 9 to 12)
          • Total 4 credits at 4 levels (c1-c4)
          • Credits are recognized in Ontario
          • Class time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Saturdays at main site
          • Highly qualified teachers with experiences
          • A counseling fee of $30 (cash only) need to be paid on registration day to the school board, and a few dollars for covering the textbook costs.  


          Classes Schedule

          Preschool and Elementary Chinese Classes

          ( 3-year-old, CFL, JK - Grade 8 )

           

          9:30 am – 12:00 pm Saturdays at main site

           

          Secondary Chinese Classes ( C1 -C4 )

           

          9:30 am – 12:30 pm Saturdays at main site

                                         

          Preschool and Elementary Chinese Classes

          ( 3-year-old, JK - Grade 8 )

          6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Mondays at satellite site
          (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for 3-year-old class)

           


          Requirements for Parents

          (International Languages Elementary Program Handbook, WCDSB)

           

          Parents provide a home environment that supports and complements the aims and objectives of the language program. Parents can be responsible for:

           

          • Ensuring their children’s regular and punctual attendance
          • Ensuring that they promptly pick up their child(ren) at the end of class
          • Communicating with instructor when their children are absent or ill or in other special circumstances
          • Promote and support the program in the wider community
          • Taking advantages of opportunities to consult regularly with language instructor about their children’s progress
          • Communicating with the instructor when they have concerns specific to their child
          • Encouraging their children to share classroom language experiences with them, their family and the community members, and to provide their children with opportunities to practice their language skills
          • Promoting a positive attitude towards language learning and reinforcing the concept of language learning in the home
          • Facilitating the completion of home assignments related to the program
          • Showing willingness to act as resource people for the language program when and where possible
          • Encouraging their children to adopt appropriate classroom attitudes and behaviour