National Chinese Language Conference 2023
The Asia Society was excited to host the 16th Annual National Chinese Language Conference as a live, in-person and online hybrid experience on April 28-29, 2023.
This year's conference was a two-day interactive event bringing together educators from across the Chinese language and culture field to share new ideas and insights, connect with peers for support, advance the profession, and chart the future.
Update: The 2024 National Chinese Language Conference will be hosted in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Once the location is confirmed, we will share the save-the-date information. Please stay tuned, and we hope to see you there!
Friday, April 28, 2023 (New York City and Online)
9:30 - 10:45 a.m Plenary I—Unlocking Global Competency Through World Language Learning
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Plenary II—Kingdom of Characters: A Journey Through the Evolution of Chinese Language with Professor Jing Tsu
12 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch & Learn (Expo)
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Plenary III—Perspectives from the Trenches: The State of Chinese Education in 2023
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Educators Workshop led by NCSSFL and NYU
3:40 - 4:40 p.m. Educators Workshop led by CLASS
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Leaders Summit (by invitation)
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Networking Cocktail Reception (for onsite attendees) / Expo & Networking (for online attendees)
Saturday, April 29, 2023 (Online)
9 - 9:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions 1
10 - 10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions 2
11 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions 3
11:45 - 1 p.m. Lunch & Learn (Expo)
1 - 1:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions 4
2 - 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions 5
3 - 3:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions 6
3:45 - 5 p.m. Expo and Networking
5 p.m. NCLC 2023 Adjourns
Check out the full list of breakout sessions here.
This year’s National Chinese Language Conference would like to thank all our sponsors for helping to make possible the first-ever hybrid NCLC held in NYC and online! Check out the curriculum resources, digital tools, businesses, and more to support your Chinese language learners!
Bank of China USA, established in 1912, is one of the largest banks in the world, with over $3 trillion in assets and a footprint that spans more than 60 countries and regions.
Center for Bridging Cultures (CBC) is a nonprofit, apolitical, non-governmental organization that builds bridges between cultures to offer life-changing experiences. Explore CBC's Cross-Cultural Chinese Language Education Grants opportunities at our booth onsite and online!
China Southern Airlines offers seamless connections to 216 destinations with hubs in Guangzhou and Beijing. Learn more at the onsite and online booth for a world-class travel experience. Experience the best of China with CSA's direct route from New York to Guangzhou!
Chinese Plus is an all-in-one Platform for Chinese Language Teaching, Learning, Testing & Training. Visit our booth for a chance to win a 500 class-hour MOOCS gift package of resources for language and culture instruction, professional development and testing!
Chinese Testing International Co., Ltd. (CTI) is a professional international Chinese education and examination service company, and has set up 1,208 test centers in 155 countries, serving more than 30 million Chinese learners worldwide. Visit our booth to learn more about Chinese proficiency tests: HSK, YCT, BCT, MCT and CTC!
Cricket Media offers a free Mandarin children’s magazine with Cricket’s award-winning content and a chance to win 25 hours of live language lessons for adults or children in Chinese (or choose from 10 languages). And, learn more about NeuLingo online Mandarin program for kids at the booth onsiet and online!
Vista Higher Learning strives to create the highest-quality integrated print and digital solutions that meet the needs of all language learners—those learning a new language, improving a second language, or perfecting their native language. Visit our booth to learn more about our New Chinese program—Journeys!
Avant Assessment The Avant STAMP computer-adaptive language proficiency tests are used by dual language programs across the US and beyond to qualify for State and Global Seals of Biliteracy, measure language growth, certify teachers and illustrate program quality. Avant STAMP 4S and STAMP WS are recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE), and Avant MORE Learning provides professional learning for districts across the US.
Better Chinese has been committed to implementing innovative and proven methods and technologies to help language learners learn better. To make learning more individualized, they launched "Better Chinese Plus" with instructional videos, Language Power, tutor help, and more for young learners. Visit our e-booth to learn more and learn better at NCLC!
Cengage As a trusted publisher for Chinese language teaching materials, Cengage has developed a wide range of market leading products that meet the varying needs of students and instructors. Visit our e-booth to find out more!
Level Learning invites you to develop students' early literacy skills with standard-based Chinese First Steps. Learn more about our Chinese First Steps by joining our demo session at 12:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 29 and start our 30-day free trial access.
Phoenix Tree Publishing is a subsidiary of Beijing Language and Culture University Press that specializes in producing and distributing educational and cultural materials related to Chinese language and culture.
Slow Chinese is a unique resource published weekly, helping aspiring learners of Mandarin stay up to date with the latest language trends in China. Visit our booth to activate your one-month free trial!
World of Reading, Ltd. seeks to provide a resource for quality foreign language and ESL products and offers Chinese materials from Sinolingua and other publishers. Visit our e-booth to see diverse Chinese materials from Sinolingua and other publishers, such as: books, board games, CDs, DVDs and software!