The National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) is dedicated to encouraging dialogue in the field of Chinese language education and ensuring wide-scale success. Join us for the 5th annual NCLC, April 12-14, 2012, in Washington, DC.

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Best practices and new directions are guiding quality instruction and enhancing student achievement. K–12 and higher educationcan collaborate on articulation, teacher preparation, and research.

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2012 Presentations and Photos Online

Videos, slide presentations, and photos from the 2012 National Chinese Language Conference are going online. Watch the Presentations page for new additions! Curious about past ... Continue Reading →

Who You’ll Meet at NCLC

We are excited to announce that this year’s National Chinese Language Conference features an outstanding lineup of speakers. Come meet: Visionary leaders and statespeople National ... Continue Reading →

Make the Most of Professional Development Opportunities

Sign Up for a Preconference Workshop! Take advantage of the set of three-hour, in-depth workshops offered on April 11 and 12, before the formal conference ... Continue Reading →

School Visits

Visit Chinese language classrooms throughout the greater Washington, DC area. The programs  are known for their high-quality instruction and student achievement. Choose from seven options, which ... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons to Be in Washington, DC this April

Fifth Annual National Chinese Language Conference: Join us to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the NCLC and reflect on the state of the field – ... Continue Reading →


I SING BEIJING, led by Metropolitan Opera virtuoso Tian Haojiang, will stage a special performance at NCLC this year. This groundbreaking program, advancing vocal arts and ... Continue Reading →

RFP Deadline Extended to December 15!

The deadline to submit a proposal has been extended to December 15. Have an interesting model or research to share? Have you participated in an ... Continue Reading →