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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
Pipa virtuoso Wu Man plays with her student Henry Knight. (David Keith)
2016 Conference Highlights
Highlights from the 2016 National Chinese Language Conference, which took place in Chicago, IL, on April 28-30, 2016. more
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The Future Speaks Chinese
"Language is a currency for trust, and respect; it provides bricks and mortar for building an ability to explore the beauty of diverse cultures, traditions, and historical perspectives." more
An elementary school Japanese language class in Seattle. (Sarah Lovrien/Asia Society)
World Language Teachers Find Familiar Ground with the Common Core
Heather Clydesdale on how the pedagogical approaches that world language teachers have been using for years bear striking similarities to the Common Core. more
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Why Language Immersion Works Well for Young Children

Research shows that learning a second language as a young child provides lifelong benefits. more
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The Extraordinary Benefits of Multilingualism

Learning a second language is about more than getting ahead — it teaches a whole new way of thinking. more