Mission

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.

Vision

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.

05/16/2017

CLASS is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved former Board member Dr. Jeannine Subisak (范良琦老師)on May 7, 2017. Jeannine came from Taiwan, received her Ph.D.

05/04/2017

CLASS is pleased to accounce the CLASS / USC-CI Teachers Summer Program in Beijing ( from July 23 through August 5, 2017).  

04/16/2017
全美中文學校聯合總會(NCACLS)將於
Name: John Zhang
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.
Name: Henny Chen
This award recognizes an individual who is currently in practice and has demonstrated excellence in teaching Chinese language and culture to students at K-12 schools.
Name: Tao-Chung Yao

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.