BC Grade 12 students recognized for achievements in studying Chinese

May 24, 2019    Source: Chelsea Dibble


Vancouver, BC — Grade 12 students from across the province were recognized last night at the Chinese Consulate General in Vancouver for their achievements in the study of Mandarin Chinese.

The BC-China Award for Excellence in Chinese recognizes Grade 12 students from public and independent schools who achieved academic excellence in the study of Mandarin Chinese as a second language. Recipients must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents in BC schools who are learning Mandarin Chinese for the first time.

Jointly funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver, the award helps promote the study of Chinese language and culture by BC students developing their intercultural awareness and skills.

In total, 50 students received the BC-China Award valued at $500 each.


Randall Martin, Executive Director, BC Council for International Education

“The BC-China Award for Excellence encourages students to develop a deep understanding of a foreign language and to grow their intercultural competencies. BCCIE is a proud partner in the administration of this award and we congratulate all the student recipients on their hard work.”

Samantha Yang, Award Recipient, Steveston-London Secondary School

“Learning Mandarin Chinese has been such a rewarding experience. It’s been useful in my day to day life, and I am so proud of receiving this award. Learning a second language is something I would recommend all students pursue. I know it will be beneficial for me as I start my career after university.”