Professional Organizations:

Chinese Language Teachers Association

Chinese Language Teachers Association of Texas

Asia Society

The Association of Chinese Teachers

Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools

Texas Foreign Language Association

Southwest Conference on Language Teaching

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language

Linguistic Society of America

Modern Language Association

American Association for Applied Linguistics



Events for Developing Chinese Language Teachers

CLTA Annual Meeting at ACTFL Conference

National Chinese Language Conference

TFLA Annual Conference

SWCOLT Annual Conference

ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo


Texas Language Center Conferences


Professional Development Opportunities:

China Institute Study Tours

EF Professional Development Tours

AP Chinese Language and Culture Workshops

CARLA Summer Institutes


Scholarships for Teachers:

TACT Scholarships

Chinese Government Scholarship Programmes

Summer Programs in Taiwan and China

Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program

American Councils Fellowship


Study Abroad for Students:

SPI Study Abroad

Study Abroad Programs in China

Study Abroad Programs in over 40 Countries

Immersion Opportunities with Walking Tree


Scholarships for Students:

Merit-based Scholarships for High School Students

Summer Programs in Taiwan and China


Exchange Programs:

Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program

AYUSA Global Youth Exchange


Consulates/Embassy Contacts:

Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Houston

Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the US


Classroom Guest Speakers: