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Building Capacity, Coast to Coast

May 8–10, 2014 | Los Angeles, CA

The National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) is dedicated to enhancing the nation’s capacity for the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture by sharing cutting-edge practices and examples with educators and policymakers.

Immersion and Early Language Learning at #NCLC14

Are you interested in immersion or early language learning and teaching? This year’s workshop and breakout program offers a plethora of sessions for engagement. Here’s a sampling of the lineup: Preconference Workshops Establishing and Sustaining Early Language Chinese Immersion Programs Shuhan Wang and Joy Kreeft Peyton Building & Sustaining K–12 Chinese Language Programs with Policies, […]

Kevin Rudd to Deliver Keynote

Asia Society is thrilled to announce that former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will keynote the opening plenary at our National Chinese Language Conference (#NCLC14). Additional speakers include Kenneth Lin, a cowriter of the Netflix series House of Cards, Howard Goldblatt, principle English translator for Nobel Laureate Mo Yan’s work, Jessica Beinecke, creator of Crazy Fresh Chinese, […]