Location：Our Services / Education Division
The educational programs offered by CCACC are designed to meet the needs of the Chinese American and mainstream communities.
Provide educational programs and services to promote Chinese heritage and cross cultural understanding
The programs offered are:
- Cultural Language Arts Programs and Services for Non-Chinese Speaking Families (CLAPS)
- Adult Friday Night Chinese Class
- Adult ESOL
- Parents as Liaisons to Schools (PALS)
- Social Studies Curriculum Work Group
- Education Work Group
- Computer and Information Work Group
It has been my goal to be able to help build Chinese programs in the USA and in Chinese-speaking countries since I changed my IT career to Education eight years ago!
As a highly educated professional/immigrant from Taiwan, like other professional immigrants I worked in a big-name IT company while staying busy with family, school, and kids--a typical family life, until eight years ago. I started to realize there is something else I might be good at and more passionate about.
It started when I became a volunteer program director at Huafu (WSCLC) Chinese school and I began to devote a lot of time to teaching and to managing the program. In Huafu, I run Pinyin (CFL) Chinese program in terms of curriculum guideline, design, and material evaluation, I work with Pinyin parents, and communicate with them for any concerns, issues. We have expanded the program to five levels, and a team of five professional teachers.
After 4 years in Sunday school as pinyin director, I decided to apply to become a part-time high school teacher in an IB public school and I was hired for that job in 2007. In two years of being at GMHS, I decided to quit my IT job and fully devote myself to promoting Chinese language and culture. During these years I have launched Chinese program from Chinese Levels 1 to 5, and created the Chinese curriculum in a public high school with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program; I have initiated a partnership and exchange program with a school in China and a summer intensive language study program in Taiwan for high school students. In addition, I have sponsored several after-school activities in the hope of getting more students to learn and appreciate Chinese culture while learning the language.
In the past few years, I traveled a lot. I had opportunities to visit many schools in China and Taiwan, where I observed various teaching pedagogies and exchanged information with many teacher/scholars. It becomes clearer to me that I would like to help build an education program or school one day! This has become my dream and future goal, and is something I want to do for the rest of my life!