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In a quickly shrinking world, students must have greater international studies knowledge and foreign language skills as a core part of their education. But how is it achieved? (Corbis)
Global Interdependence and American Educational Reform
How do we prepare American students to be contributing citizens, productive workers, and competent leaders in the interconnected world of the 21st century? more
Why International Studies?
Our schools must prepare students for an ever-shrinking world. more
Asia Society Global Education Efforts and Chinese Language Initiatives Recognized at U.S.-China Dialogue in Beijing
U.S. State Department cites Asia Society's decade-long effort in making Mandarin learning more mainstream among American students more

NCLC 2016: Chinese Food as Cultural Ambassador

Culinary experts Ian Cheney, Howie Southworth, Martin Yan, and Monica Eng discuss the role that Chinese food has played as a cultural ambassador to the United States. more

NCLC 2016: Telling Each Other's Story

Journalists Jiayang Fan, Jeremy Goldkorn, Xiaohong Lv, and Jonathan Landreth discuss the U.S. and China covering one another in the media. more

NCLC 2016: Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man Performs Classical Chinese Music

Legendary musician Wu Man serenades the 2016 National Chinese Language Conference with traditional Chinese music, along with Henry Knight and Juliet Petrus. more

NCLC 2016: 'Ambassadorship in Action' Between the U.S. and China

At the 2016 National Chinese Language Conference, Steven Koch, David Coleman, Josette Sheeran, and Xu Lin give opening remarks about cultural ambassadorship. more

NCLC 2016: Chinese Learners Bridge Cultures Through Song and Dance

Local Chicago students started off the 2016 National Chinese Language Conference with performances in Mandarin Chinese. more
In kindergarten and first grade, 90 percent of content is delivered in Chinese, with designated areas where English may be spoken. (Jennifer Hakes/Yinghua Academy)
Yinghua Academy Chinese Immersion Charter School
Yinghua Academy, a National Blue Ribbon School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the first Chinese immersion public charter school in the United States. Yinghua serves over 700 students in grades K-8. more
Shuhan Wang speaks during NCLC 2016. (David Keith/Asia Society)
Conference Presentations: NCLC 2016
CELIN presentations at the 2016 National Chinese Language Conference, which focus on the new series of CELIN Briefs and study abroad programs in grades 6-10. more