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.


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.


Announcement for the Two CLASS Awards in 2022

Submission deadline by Tuesday June 1, 2022.


CLASS will host two national Chinese language competitions sponsored by Consulate-General of the P.R.C. in San Francisco on Sunday, May 22, 2022 virtually. Application deadline for both competitions is May 10, 2022. 


In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, CLASS would like to announce the Inaugural National Poster Contest for K-12 Chinese program students to showcase their love for Chinese through language and art!