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
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.
Confucius Institute at Maryland and CLTA-NCR will co-host "International Chinese forum" for our Chinese language educators on 11/11 at University of Maryland, this forum will focus on "principles and practices of Chinese language teaching in classroom". There will be five experienced professors and experts from universities as speakers.
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.
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.