CLASS Awards

Do you have a colleague, administrator, or advocate that you would like to thank for their commitment to the Chinese teaching field? One of the benefits of membership to CLASS is that you are eligible to nominate deserving professionals (and be nominated) for the CLASS Awards.

Lifetime Achievement Award 终身成就奖

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. All members in the community of Chinese teaching profession, might include, but not limited to the CLASS members, are eligible for the award. This award consists of a plaque in recognition of his/her lifetime contribution to the field.

Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award 优秀中文教师奖

The Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award recognizes an individual of the Chinese teaching profession who is currently in practice and has demonstrated excellence in teaching Chinese language and culture to students at K-12 schools. All members of CLASS, with the exception of current CLASS officers and members of the elected Board of Directors, are eligible for the award. This award consists of a plaque in recognition of his/her excellence in teaching.

Outstanding Advocate Award 推动中文教学奖

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 nominee must be instrumental in performing advocacy functions in supporting the vision and mission of CLASS in fostering K-12 Chinese initiatives. Qualifying nominee might include, but not limited to the CLASS members. This award consists of a plaque in recognition of his/her advocacy in promoting the teaching and learning of Chinese.