Chinese Language & Culture Initiatives

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About the College Board's Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives

The College Board launched the Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives to help support the growth of Chinese education in U.S. schools and to build a solid foundation for the AP® Chinese program. We offer programs to serve schools, administrators and teachers.

Language LEAP (Learning, Engaging, Applying, Propelling): Chinese Program

A unique opportunity for US institutions to bring students to participate in a two-week study abroad program in Beijing, China in 2017. Administered by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), this program will focus on the application of knowledge about Chinese language and culture in a real-life, immersive environment.

Chinese Guest Teacher Program

Bring native speakers and authentic cultural resources to your school and community. Through this program, you can host an experienced language teacher from China for one to three years. The Chinese Guest Teacher Program allows U.S. accredited K–12 schools and districts to start or expand Chinese programs efficiently and affordably.

2017 National Chinese Language Conference

April 6–8, 2017
Houston, TX

Co-organized by the College Board and Asia Society, the National Chinese Language Conference is a must-attend event if you aim to build a high-quality Chinese program, seek ways to integrate Chinese language and culture across the curriculum and want to foster students' global competence. Learn more.

Chinese Bridge Delegation to China

Join K–12 leaders from across the U.S. on a delegation visit to China. During this program, you will visit schools, meet Chinese educators and students, and participate in partnership-building activities. Learn about best practices, gather resources, experience Chinese culture and more.

Confucius Institutes and Classrooms Program (CICC)

Join the CICC program and receive support to expand and enhance your Chinese language and culture program. The program provides grant funding, educational resources, guidance on best practices and professional development opportunities. Through its flexible model, it addresses the needs of institutions ranging from large districts to individual schools.

The Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives are made possible through a historic partnership between the College Board and Hanban (Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters). For program inquiries or to be added to our mailing list to receive updates, please click the link at right under "Contact Us" to send us your contact information. For questions, please contact