Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network

CELIN @ Asia Society

As part of Asia Society’s ongoing work to promote the development of Chinese in U.S. schools, we are pleased to announce the establishment of the Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network at Asia Society (CELIN @ Asia Society).

Our Mission

CELIN was established to strengthen and expand Chinese language education in early childhood, primary grades, and immersion programs. With a focus on Chinese language education, we convene and work together with practitioners, researchers, policy makers, parents, and advocates for language learning across the United States and beyond.

CELIN activities include:

  • Making available an online directory of Chinese early language and immersion programs
  • Serving as a clearinghouse for information and resources on Chinese early language and immersion education on the Asia Society website and through a monthly newsletter, "Chinese Language Matters."
  • Identifying and sharing best practices in Chinese early language and immersion education, including in Confucius Classrooms
  • Supporting and providing professional development for educators and Chinese language teachers in early language and immersion programs by collaborating with professional organizations, teacher preparation programs, state certification agencies, and local education institutions
  • Supporting the development of curriculum, instruction, assessment, programs, and research in the areas of Chinese early language and immersion education

Stay in touch with the work of CELIN through Asia Society's monthly newsletter, "Chinese Language Matters." If you have resources and opportunities to share, or ideas for resources articles, please write to CELIN@asiasociety.org.

About CELIN

  • Meet the staff and advisors of the Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network (CELIN), part of the Center for Global Education's China Learning Initiatives.
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    The CELIN Program Directory documents information about Chinese early language and immersion programs across the United States. Search here for programs or document your program in this directory.
  • Profiles of specific early language and immersion programs.
  • There is a great need in Chinese language education for research-based information, examples of best practices, and useful resources for administrators, teachers, and parents. In response to that need, we developed this series of briefs.
  • Research and resources educators interested in early and immersion Chinese language education.
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    Research and resources for parents interested in early and immersion Chinese language education.
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    Experts in the field of Chinese language education answer questions that practitioners working in the field ask about.
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    A list of organizations that support Chinese early language learning and immersion programs.