Multilingual and multicultural societies exist through their language which transmits and preserve traditional knowledge and culture in a sustainable way. Every mother tongue deserved to be known, recognized and given prominence in all spheres of life. With this in mind, Bangladesh Canada Association of Edmonton (BCAE) initiated Bangla School in 1983. Since its beginning, Bangla School has been playing a crucial role in spreading our Mother’s language Bangla, and Bengali cultural traditions among new generations. The Bangla School is administered by BCAE Executive Committee and the day to day operations run by the BCAE Bangla School Committee, a standing committee of BCAE consists of members from the executive committee and parents representative.
The Bangla School currently has two programs: Bangla Language Class and Bangla Music Class. Language Class runs every Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (Mountain Time) in two sessions: Session 1- 9:00 am to 11:00 am and Session 2 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Music Class runs every Sunday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am (Mountain Time). Both of these programs have dedicated teachers and academic curriculum. Bangla Language curriculum aims on learning of the Bangla language by learning the culture of Bangladesh. The Bangla Music curriculum is based on the principle of enjoyment of music, musical skills and knowledge, self-expression and creativity, insight into music through meaningful musical performance, and awareness and appreciation of variety of Bengali music.
Bangla School enrollment follows Alberta school’s academic calendar (September-June) and runs every Saturday and Sunday. Because of the COVID Pandemic, Bangla School is running in an online setting on Google Classroom platform. We hope to return to in-person learning after officially opening the Bangladesh Center in the Spring/Summer of 2022.
In addition to these two Language Class and Music Class, Bangla School has a music class for adults. Adult Music Class runs every Saturdays, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm (Mountain Time). Details can be found HERE
Bangla School Contacts:
Address: Bangladesh Center, 4271-95 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5R6
Official Email: BanglaSchool@bcae.ca
Website: BCAE Bangla School
Admission: Bangla School Registration Form
Bangla Language Class Details: Bangla Language Class
Bangla Music Class Details: Bangla Music Class
Adult Music Class Details: Adult Music Class