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.
WAACE members Sweep the 2016 WA Chinese Competition
Read supporting letters for WAACE and our initiative from:
GovernorJay Inslee | Washington State
15th Lt. Governor Brad Owen
Washington State Sen. Bob Hasegawa
Mayor of Sammamish Don Gerend
"China's president Xi Jinping and the first lady Professor Peng Liyuan encouraged you to "put more enthusiasm in learning of Chinese language and culture, to participate actively in the friendly exchanges between China and the United States and to be envoys to further enhance the friendship between our two countries.”
Mr. Luo, Linquan
Consul General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco USA
We welcome new members who share our enthusiasm for promoting Chinese language and culture across Washington. WAACE members enjoy the following benefits:
Board member Kimberly Gets Surprise Holiday Wishes from Chinese Consul General
“Her Majesty acts on the advice of her Minister, and I am, therefore, forwarding your wish to invite British students to learn Chinese to the Right Honorable Philip Hammond, MP, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.”
Miss Jennie Vine
Deputy Correspondence Coordinator
20 March 2016
WAACE booth @ 2016 WA Chinese competition
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:
Issaquah High to launch Chinese language program next year. Check out the letter from IHS princiapl!
Why Learn Chinese Competition Award Ceremony
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