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All programs are delivered online via Zoom

Waterloo GAUSS Contest

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Public Speaking
Intro. to Debate

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Gr.3-4 Critical Reading Creative Writing

​北京时间周六晚19:00-20:30

Allison Birch holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honors), Master’s Degree in Natural Resource Management and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Manitoba. Ms. Birch has always had a passion for creative writing, learning and teaching. Throughout her university studies she worked as an academic writing tutor and was a sessional instructor for an introductory University academic writing course (ARTS 1110). She has also been a teaching assistant for numerous environmental science and geography classes ranging from 1000 level to 4000 level courses.

Since 2017 Ms. Birch has enjoyed working as a part time online English teacher and tutor for students learning English or wanting to improve their English language skills. Since joining Wells Academy in the Fall of 2021 Allison has thoroughly enjoyed teaching Public Speaking and Creative Writing classes and Critical Reading and Creative Writing classes for Levels 1-2 and Levels 3-4.

Ms. Birch enjoys encouraging her students to express themselves in their writing and speaking. She listens to her students interests and passions and includes fun activities that further their engagement, participation and enjoyment in the class. Ms. Birch is passionate about fostering student’s creativity, imagination and their curiosity for learning.

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Important Dates

Fall Semester

First Day: September 11, 2023

*October 9, 2023 (Thanksgiving, Canada)

Last Day: December 18, 2023

Winter Break: December 25, 2023 to January 5, 2024

Winter Semester

First Day: January 8, 2024

*February 9, 2024 (Chinese New Year)

*February 10, 2024 (Chinese New Year)

*February 11, 2024 (Chinese New Year

*February 19, 2024 (Family Day)

*Spring Break: March 11-17, 2023

*March 29, 2024 (Good Friday)

*May 20, 2024 (Victoria Day)

Last Day of Monday Programs: June 24, 2024

Last Day of Tuesday Programs: June 11, 2024

Last Day of Wednesday Programs: June 12, 2024

Last Day of Thursday Programs: June 13, 2024

Last Day of Friday Programs: June 28, 2024

Last Day of Saturday Programs: June 22, 2024

Last Day of Sunday Programs: June 23, 2024

Summer Semester

July 1, 2024 (Canada Day)

*School will be closed on holidays, Winter Break and Spring Break.

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