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.


Date & Time: Wednesday, March 4, 8:00 – 9:30 PM EST

Topic: Focus on Proficiency: Coach for Performance


Audience: Veteran Teachers

Speaker: Laura Terrill, Independent World Language Consultant




ACTFL has targeted 2020 as the year to update the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages for ALL languages currently “under construction.” CLASS has had the honor of being one of ACTFL’s collaborators since the introduction of standards in 1999 and now needs to revise the previous version of standards, as well as update the Scenarios, 


Call for Papers

December 18-20, 2020, TAIPEI, TAIWAN