Promote Language Learning and Cultural Awareness
By students, for students
Washington Association for American and Chinese Education (WAACE) is a student-run, nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness and generating interest in the Chinese language and culture, as well as connecting Chinese learning with other subject areas in the US education system. Our goal is to give US students the competitive edge and global perspective needed to succeed in the modern-day economy, and to increase Chinese language learning capacity in Washington.
We are very proud to hold many events each year that allow American students to immerse themselves in Chinese culture, collaborate with their peers, and show the community their passion for the Chinese language. Our ongoing yearly events include:
We have received supporting letters for WAACE and our initiative from:
One staple event that WAACE has organized over the past 12 years is the "Why Learn Chinese" Competition (WLC Competition). WAACE unites students through essay, poem, poster, or video submissions regarding prompts that promote language learning and cultural awareness.
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