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.


CLTA-NCR Decennial Symposium 2019

Keynote speaker:  Prof. Chih-p’ing Chou, Princeton University

Invited speaker:  Prof. Mei Kong, University of Maryland, College Park

CLASSRoad is excited to announce that the application for our ONLINE 2019 STARTALK summer teacher training program is now available. This year, we will focus on new TELL domains, and we'll have Nicole Naditz, 2015 ACTFL National Teacher of the Year as our Lead Instructor.