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.

You do not have to be a member of ACTFL at the time you submit a proposal.
• If your proposal is selected to present, you MUST be a current member of CLASS (through Dec.31, 2020) or ACTFL (through Nov.30, 2020).
• If your proposal is selected, you MUST be available to present any day during the Convention.
• CLASS reserves the right to schedule presentations in any