2014 National Chinese Language Conference
Building Capacity, Coast to Coast
Asia Society and the College Board were very proud to present the seventh annual National Chinese Language Conference May 8–10, 2014. NCLC14 welcomed more than 1,200 educators and policymakers in Los Angeles; featured 200+ speakers in 70+ breakout sessions; extended workshops on critical areas like immersion and partnerships; and targeted visits to innovative language programs at five schools in the L.A. area, thanks to participating schools and the Confucius Institute at UCLA.
This year’s plenary sessions kicked off with a keynote from Australia's former prime minister Kevin Rudd, a mesmerizing performance by Abigail Washburn, and throughout the three days featured students from elementary school to recent university graduates, with a focus on Chinese in the performing arts and a variety of immersive experiences in China. (Photos by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging – see full set here.)
About the NCLC
The National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) is dedicated to enhancing the nation’s capacity for the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture by sharing cutting-edge practices and examples with educators and policymakers.
The Chinese-speaking, joke-cracking former Australian prime minister spoke before an Asia Society audience about the future of U.S.–China relations.
Singing, songwriting, banjo playing, Mandarin-speaking Abigail Washburn in performance at the National Chinese Language Conference.