Asia Society Convenes 5th Annual Teachers Institute in Houston

Participants of the 5th Annual Teachers Institute pose for a group photo outside the Asia Society Texas Center.

As demand for Chinese language programs skyrockets in the U.S. schools, Asia Society continues to play a leading role in training and developing Chinese language teachers. On January 15-17, the Asia Society’s Chinese Learning Initiatives held the 5th Annual Teachers Institute in Houston in collaboration with Asia Society Texas Center.

More than 100 participants from 21 states were selected to attend the conference, which was themed “Effective Chinese Language Instruction: Step by Step.” Participants visited K-12 Chinese language programs in Houston and attended lectures and workshops. In addition to this annual conference, Asia Society’s year-long Chinese Language Teaching Fellows program selects promising candidates from schools nationwide, provides one-on-one coaching with experts, films real classroom teaching, and makes exemplary instructional videos available online: