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Chinese Language & Culture Initiatives

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.

Chinese Guest Teacher and Trainee 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, or enrich cultural activities in your classrooms with a teacher trainee. The Chinese Guest Teacher and Trainee Program allows U.S. accredited K–12 schools and districts to start or expand Chinese programs efficiently and affordably.

2016 National Chinese Language Conference

April 28–30, 2016
Hilton Chicago, Chicago, Illinios

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.

2015 AP International Leadership Program

The AP International Leadership Program(ILP) is a three-week opportunity to study in Beijing, China for U.S. college/university students who took the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam in 2010-2013. The AP ILP is overseen and administered by Confucius Institute/Hanban. This program provides in-China immersion opportunities for students to encourage the development of more advanced and proficient speakers of Chinese.

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

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  • Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives
  • The College Board
  • 250 Vesey Street
  • New York, New York 10281
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