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.


The University of Hawai‘i's Summer 2021 STARTALK Chinese Teacher Institute will be delivered entirely online, using synchronous and asynchronous approaches, between June 23 and July 9. It will focus on implementing best practices (standards-based, learner-centered instruction) in online learning, and will include a student component to support teacher practice modules.


The ACTFL proposal submission deadline is extended to January 15th, 2021!  Take a look at our tips for writing a perfect proposal!