Mission

Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS) is a non-profit professional organization that represents all Chinese language educators at all levels from elementary to secondary schools.

CLASS advances and promotes the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture at PreK-12 schools in the United States.

Vision

1. To lead and promote the learning and teaching of Chinese in secondary and elementary schools in the United States;

2. To encourage effective collaboration and articulation among elementary, secondary and college Chinese language instructors;

3. To offer professional development opportunities and training in current teaching practices and instructional technology;

4. To foster a national network for exchanging information, ideas, and curricular resources related to the teaching of Chinese language and culture.

06/23/2016

Elevate is a fully online program in technology integration in the language classroom offered by CU Boulder.

06/23/2016

2016 Harvard University 2nd International Conference on Chinese Pedagogy

06/12/2016

全美中小学中文教师协会2016年暑期研习班

CLASS Teachers Summer Program in Beijing

Beijing Language and Culture University 北京语言大学

Name: John Zhang
The CLASS Outstanding Advocate Award recognizes an individual or an organization outside of the Chinese teaching field that has made a significant contribution and service to CLASS and the K-12 teaching profession.
Name: Henny Chen
This award recognizes an individual who is currently in practice and has demonstrated excellence in teaching Chinese language and culture to students at K-12 schools.
Name: Tao-Chung Yao

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual of the Chinese teaching profession who has demonstrated prominent long-term achievement and service to the profession locally, statewide, regionally, and/or nationally.