Dear Teachers and Administrators:
May 4th to 8th, 2020 marks the National Teacher Appreciation Week. In the midst of our nation fighting against COVID-19, the National Chinese Language and Culture Coalition (NCLCC) feels the need to recognize your tremendous contributions, and would like to say “Thank You” for the great work you do every day, especially during this challenging time. It is time to recognize our everyday heroes.
NCLCC is organized by 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 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 in Chinese language and culture in order to strengthen the competitiveness of the United States and contribute to global harmony.
The 21st century is the Pacific century. Americans and Chinese, facing East and West across that greatest of oceans, are engaged in an unprecedented historic relationship that will change the societies and people in both regions of the globe. This relationship will include competition as well as cooperation in countless cultural, social, economic, scientific, and political activities.
Let us work together to prepare the next generation of Americans for 21st century leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, teachers, politicians, and engaged citizenry. During this National Teacher Appreciation Week, we applauded you for your courage, determination, dedication, commitment, and selflessness as you continue devoting your life to help the nation’s students succeed and grow.
Please accept our congratulations for the National Teacher Appreciation Week. You have our gratitude and admiration.
Stay Safe and Happy Teacher’s Day!
The National Chinese Language and Culture Coalition