Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

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Professional Organizations and Resource Centers

Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages | link
Coalition to preserve heritage language in the U.S.

Asia Society | link
A non profit, nonpartisan educational organization, the Society provides a forum for building awareness of the more than thirty countries broadly defined as the Asia-Pacific region. Through art exhibitions and performances, films, lectures, seminars and conferences, publications and assistance to the media, and materials and programs for students and teachers, the Asia Society presents the uniqueness and diversity of Asia. Visit our educational policy website at and our teacher website at

Association of Chinese Schools (ACS, East Coast schools) | link
Heritage language school network that includes 100 schools and 25,000 students.

China Institute in America | link
Cultural organization that offers Chinese language and culture programs for children, educators and adults at all levels in New York City. Also offers exhibitions and education lecture series.

Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS) | link
Professional organization dedicated to expanding and im proving Chinese language instruction in American public and private K-12 schools. A member organization of the National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCT) and the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) | link
Professional organization primarily serving post-secondary Chinese language teachers with teacher training programs.

Chinese Language Teachers Association in Greater New York (CLTA-GNY) | link
Professional organization with teacher training programs, employment opportunities, seminars, and workshops.

The Chinese School Association in the United States (CSAUS) | link
Heritage language school association.

Columbia University East Asian Curriculum Project and Asia for Educators, East Asian Institute | link
Primary sources, faculty guides, timelines, maps, multimedia, links and other teaching resources to support East Asian study across disciplines.

National Chinese Association of Chinese Language Schools (NCACLS) | link
Heritage language association.

National Office of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (Hanban) | link
Under the authority of the Chinese government, promotes cultural, language exchange between China and the world. Offers training programs and international exchange opportunities, administers HSK test.

Stanford Program on International and Cross-cultural Education (SPICE): The China Project | link
“The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) serves as a bridge between Stanford University and K-14 schools by developing multidisciplinary curriculum materials on international themes.”

US-China People’s Friendship Association, Center for Teaching about China | link
Provides speakers, Chinese and American Student Pen Pal program, teacher exchange opportunities, study trips to China, and resources to teach about China.

Foreign Language Resource Centers | link
“The United States Department of Education has awarded grants to a small number of institutions for the purpose of establishing, strengthening, and operating national foreign language resource and training centers to im prove the teaching and learning of foreign languages.” This page has links to the 14 different resource centers.

National Capital Language Resource Center | link
A joint project of Georgetown University, The George Washington University, and the Center for Applied Linguistics; provides teacher training programs.

National Association of Independent Schools | link
Association of independent schools, provides advocacy and research on policy issues concerning private and independent schools.

International Baccalaureate Organization | link
Association of IB schools, works with governments and international organizations to develop IB curriculum and materials.

Center for Applied Linguistics ( CAL) | link
Non- profit association of linguistics scholars and educators that works to identify and address language-related problems. Carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages | link
National organization dedicated to the im provement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. Services include professional development, proficiency guidelines, and the publication of The Language Educator, and Foreign Language Annals.

National Foreign Language Center | link
Principal institutional resource for strategic planning and drafting of policy for language in the United States.

Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) | link

National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS) | link
Advocacy group focused on promoting language and international education. Website includes links, advocacy guides, and information on grants, government programs, legislation, et al.

National Coalition of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) | link
Resource for information on less commonly taught languages.

Title VI, International and Area Studies National Resource Centers | link
Institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education that receive support from the federal government for outreach and research around area studies. Many Asian studies and China-focused centers around the country do regional outreach to K-12 schools.