K-12 Chinese Language Programs in Ohio

Academy of World Languages (Cincinnati Public Schools)

Students in the Academy of World Languages can study Arabic, Chinese, Japanese or Russian. The English as a Second Language class is available for students whose native language is other than English. As in all Cincinnati Public Schools International Programs, AWL offers a solid foundation in basic academic skills. Selecting a foreign language at AWL can mark the beginning of a K-12 course of study in that language.

Children at AWL receive about one hour of foreign language instruction each day. In the early grades, about 30 minutes of instruction focuses on language development. Children listen and respond to the teacher's instructions. During the remaining 30 minutes, children participate in art, music and physical education activities associated with the culture of the language they are studying. Literacy in the foreign language is introduced gradually beginning in the grade two. The children associate written symbols with the words and phrases that already are part of their oral vocabulary. By grade four, children take part in reading and writing activities in language arts, science and social studies using the foreign language.

Akron Chinese School

little girl writing in Chinese on the ground

2023 Brookview
Kent, OH  44240
ph: 216-678-2824
fax: 216-677-5785

Chinese Academy of Cleveland

The Chinese Academy of Cleveland is a non-profit organization. It offers regular courses of Chinese studies for adults and children from non-Chinese speaking families. It provides beginners with fundamental Chinese literacy skills. Chinese culture exploration is also incorporated in the curriculum. In addition, a variety of specialized programs are available, including folk dance, arts and crafts, calligraphy, and aerobics.
No previous Chinese skills are required.
For registration or more information, please call 216 292-4222.

The Chinese School Association in the United States (CSAUS)

The Chinese School Association in the United States (CSAUS) is a (501) (C) (3) not-for-profit organization established in 1994 by Chinese School leaders and educators in the United States. 
The goals of CSAUS are to provide information, networking, services to member schools in promoting Chinese language and cultural education, helping the younger generation to preserve and appreciate Chinese heritage, bridging educational and cultural exchanges and friendship between USA and the People's Republic of China, and representing its member schools in marketing and maximizing organizational efforts to gain resources and supports from related institutions in the United States and from China. Currently, CSAUS has more than 300 membership schools in the United States, covering 41 states and all major cities.

Cincinnati Contemporary Chinese School (CCCS)

Cincinnati Contemporary Chinese School (CCCS) is a not-for-profit organization (with IRS 501(c)(3) status) founded in 1995. The mission of our school is to provide Chinese language and cultural education, to help the younger generation to preserve and appreciate Chinese heritage, to bridge educational and cultural exchanges and friendship between USA and China. 
CCCS offers year-round Chinese language and culture classes Sunday afternoon in two semesters. Currently, we have over 190 students in classes from Kindergarten to 8th grade. We teach Mandarin, using simplified Chinese characters and Pin Yin (the alphabetic phonetics). CCCS also offers drawing, folk songs and violin classes to young students, and organizes culture and social events for culture enrichment to the local communities.

Cleveland Chinese School 

Sponsored by the Chinese Benevolent Association of Greater Cleveland, the Cleveland Chinese School is the only Chinese school in northeast Ohio that teaches Cantonese. The School is located at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on 4129 Superior Avenue (Entrance on E.43rd).
For more information, please contact William Young.

Columbus Chinese Academy

The Columbus Chinese Academy offers Chinese language instruction to students ranged from Kindergarten to 12th grade.
For information, please contact Ying-Liang Chou, CCA Principal, at 614 792-5825.

The Dayton Chinese Language School

The Dayton Chinese Language School was established in 1977 for the purpose of providing Chinese language education and cultural enrichment programs to children (K-12) and residents in the greater Dayton area. Students attend class every Sunday afternoon from 1:30-5:00 pm. The program consists of a language class and cultural activities. Cultural activity options are kung-fu , traditional folk dance, calligraphy, Chinese chess, Chinese yo-yo, origami, folk songs, folk tales and knotting. Classes are conducted in Chinese (C3, C4, C6) and Bilingual (B1, B2, B3) formats. Numbers indicate academic levels (Level 1 is the lowest level). The school meets in the basement of the Dayton Chinese Christian Church at 600 Patterson Rd. The school year includes three terms, each 10 weeks long. All students age 4 and up are welcome to enroll. The fee for each term is $80 per student.

Hua Xia Chinese School at Mason, Ohio

Hua Xia Chinese School

The Ohio Association of Teachers of Chinese

The Ohio Association of Teachers of Chinese (OATC) was established on 4 April 2008 with the assistance of OSU's K-12 Chinese Flagship Program. It aims to provide a platform for teachers of Chinese to network and to share resources.

Ohio Contemporary Chinese School 

The Ohio Contemporary Chinese School (OCCS) is a non-profit educational institution. One of the goals of our school is to introduce the Chinese language and culture to the overseas Chinese, their children, and American people. We believe it is important that the insight of cultural diversity strengthens mutual understanding and appreciation of these cultures.

OSU K-12 Chinese Flagship Program

The OSU K-12 Chinese Flagship Program cooperates with partners in Ohio and other states to establish effective Chinese language programs for schools by developing three sectors of resources: curricular, teacher training, and technology.

Chinese Center of Toledo

Chinese Center of Toledo, a division of the Chinese Association of Greater Toledo, is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote mutual understanding between two cultures- Chinese and American by introducing Chinese language and culture to the local community.

Our goals are:

  1. Teach students to read and write Chinese, both the simplified and traditional versions
  2. Introduce Chinese culture, history, geography etc. to our students. 

Westlake Chinese School

Westlake Chinese Cultural Association

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