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China's rise as a global superpower means we need more Americans who are proficient in Chinese language and culturally competent. Here you will find insights and information about how to start and sustain a high-quality Chinese language program, as well as practical tools for immersion programs, pedagogy, exchanges, and more.

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China Learning Initiatives strategizes and executes a multitude of projects that aim at making Mandarin language learning mainstream and generates engaging, relevant, and approachable content about China for the American public. We address various aspects of the overall issue of moving Chinese language programs forward, including general awareness, capacity building, making connections, and providing resources. Our work serves the general public, policymakers, educators, teachers, and students. Learn more about our work below.

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