May 10, 2021
Dear Teachers and Administrators:
During National Teachers Appreciation Week, please accept heartfelt greetings from the National Chinese Language and Culture Coalition (NCLCC).
In Chinese culture, there is a strong tradition of respecting educators–teachers and administrators. We would like to express our highest respect to you for your hard work and dedication, especially during this difficult year. Thank you for your willingness to learn new technologies and thank you for doing your best for students and being flexible in the unprecedented situations. We convey our sincere gratitude to you for all the efforts you have taken during this unprecedented academic year.
In reaching our common goal to prepare the next generation of Americans for the 21st century, the three national organizations of NCLCC teach Chinese language and culture to approximately 370,000 students. In addition, we conducted over 150 online workshops, seminars, and conferences for teacher training, and organized online students’ activities such as composition, speech, and cultural presentations, adapting and creating new opportunities this year, as we’ve all had to do.
NCLCC consists of Chinese Language Association of Secondary-elementary Schools (CLASS), Chinese Schools Association in the United States (CSAUS), National Council of Associations of Chinese Language Schools (NCACLS) and is facilitated by the National East Asian Languages Resource Center (NEALRC) at The Ohio State University. Its mission is to improve the ability of young Americans to communicate using Chinese language and culture to strengthen the competitiveness of the United States and contribute to global harmony.
We greatly appreciate your tremendous contributions to our society and your support in the education of Chinese language and cultures. Let’s work together to improve communication among multicultural and multilingual communities to build a better place to live for us and coming generations.
Have a Happy, Healthy and Harmonious Teacher’s Day!
The National Chinese Language and Culture Coalition