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 CLASS Awards in 2023

Submission deadline by Tuesday June 30, 2023


CLASS continues to honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Month with its 2nd annual National Poster Contest. This is an excellent opportunity for K-12 Chinese program students to showcase their love for Chinese through language and art!