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Mandarin Program

VSB Elementary programs - Early Mandarin Bilingual 

The 2021 EMB Question & Answer Session for interested families will be held on Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00PM. The format for the meeting has two parts. We ask that you preview the video below before 7pm on Wednesday January 13th and then join us live via the Teams Link below to pose and further questions you may have.

Norquay Early Mandarin Bilingual (EMB) Program Information Video

Norquay Early Mandarin Bilingual Program Question & Answer Session:  Wednesday, January 13th at 7 pm. Please join by clicking the link below.

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UPDATE for 2021: With 18 spots already filled with priority applicants(siblings of current students), there are currently only 2 spaces available for our 2021-2022 Kindergarten cohort.

Norquay Early Mandarin Bilingual Program (EMB)  Program Description 

The EMB program provides students with opportunities to develop and maintain practical language skills in both Mandarin and English. 

Students will have the opportunities to develop the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and communicating in both Mandarin and English. 

Promotes exploration, understanding and appreciation of the cultures and traditions of Mandarin-speaking world and contributes to multilingualism and multiculturalism.

Students will be able to apply acquired Mandarin language skills in real life situations and environments

What does the Norquay EMB Program look like? 

At Norquay, the EMB program is taught by teachers who are specially trained to teach all subjects in Mandarin and English.  The program is fluid where teachers interchange Mandarin and English throughout the day but structured to allow 50% of subjects taught in Mandarin and 50% of subjects in English. The exact breakdown will be dependent on individual classroom teachers.

Early Mandarin Bilingual Brochure:  To be updated when completed by VSB

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