Award announcement 2019


We are excited to announce that we will be selecting one recipient for each of the CLASS Awards at the 2019 ACTFL Convention in November 22-24th at Washington, D.C: The Yao memorial Award for Outstanding New Teacher 姚道中优秀新教师奖 and Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award 全美优秀中文教师奖. We highly encourage qualified teachers to consider submitting application according to the timeline listed in the description. CLASS accepts both self-nomination and/or a nomination made by school administrator or colleague in the profession. All applicants will be honored and gain visibility for their school and/or district for their excellent efforts and support in promoting and advocating the teaching and the learning of Chinese language and culture in K-12 schools. 

Thank you for your continuous support for CLASS.  Your dedication and commitment to teaching Chinese not only provide opportunities for your students but also serve to create a more diverse, tolerant and empathetic environment for our schools and communities.  We invite you to apply for the CLASS Awards as we celebrate your outstanding accomplishment on November 23rd, 2019 at the CLASS annual luncheon event.

Please submit your complete package of application materials in one email to by or before May 3rd , 2019.  The CLASS Award committee will notify the award recipient by August 15th , 2019.  Please read the attached description of the CLASS Awards carefully. Feel free to contact the CLASS Award Committee at if you have any questions.