LingoAce Underwrites China Institute Education Workshops for New York City Public Schools

March 22, 2022
NEW YORK – March 21, 2022 – Today, China Institute and LingoAce enter into a one-year sponsorship agreement to provide free We All Live in the Forbidden City workshops to New York City Public School children. We All Live in the Forbidden City is an educational program about Chinese history, culture, architecture, and life as seen through the lens of China’s Forbidden City, one of the world’s most iconic cultural landmarks.


Through We All Live in the Forbidden City workshops, China Institute offers a series of standards-based, interactive programs for children in elementary and middle schools, especially those studying at Title I public schools in New York City. China Institute’s experienced educators conduct each workshop in-person or virtually, using animated videos, interactive storytelling, group discussions, and creative activities. China Institute also works closely with public school teachers and principals to adjust the workshop content according to the children’s age and learning objectives.

The workshops include:

  • The Palace is Like a Big Forest
  • How Are You, Mr. Emperor?
  • The Emperor’s Big Family
  • Bowls of Happiness
  • Art & Nature in the Forbidden City (a 3-session workshop series)

China Institute publishes four award-winning hardcover books. The titles are:

  • This is the Greatest Place! (Ages 4 and up)
  • Bowls of Happiness (Ages 4 and up)
  • What Was It Like, Mr. Emperor? (Ages 8 and up)
  • In the Forbidden City (Ages 9 and up)

“We are very grateful for LingoAce’s generous support, which enables China Institute to deliver high-quality and impactful education programs for New York City schoolchildren, reflecting our 96 years of excellence.” James B. Heimowitz, President of China Institute.

“LingoAce is proud to support China Institute’s long-standing workshops for children in New York City Public Schools. These cultural learnings will open new possibilities to future global citizens, including underserved children,” said Hugh Yao, Founder and CEO of LingoAce.

Currently with young learners from over 100 countries and regions and two million class hours taught, LingoAce’s online platform and curriculum is well-known and highly-regarded amongst the Mandarin Chinese-speaking and learning communities. The company’s latest Foundation curriculum is based on globally recognized teaching standards from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) and big data insights from thousands of Mandarin learners in the US to ensure best learning outcomes. LingoAce is the fastest-growing online Mandarin Chinese-learning platform. As a result of being an online platform, LingoAce is able to provide previously-disadvantaged students with opportunities to not only learn the language, but to increase their global competency.

More Information:
Public school teachers and principals can apply to bring these workshops to your schools for free by contacting Ms. Zeyu Feng at (212) 744-8181 ext.143, or



About China Institute:
China Institute advances a deeper understanding of China through education, culture, art, and business programs. It is the go-to resource about China – from ancient art to today’s business landscape and contemporary culture. Founded in 1926 by Chinese reformers Hu Shi and K.P. Wen and educators Paul Monroe and John Dewey, China Institute is the oldest independent, non-profit organization in the U.S. to focus exclusively on China.

About LingoAce:
LingoAce is a Singapore-headquartered global education technology company and leading language learning platform. It offers immersive language learning experiences tailored to meet the needs of K-12 learners across a range of language proficiency levels and diverse cultural backgrounds. A committed partner to both young learners and their parents, LingoAce harnesses research-backed digital content featuring animation, gamification and AI, and passionate teachers to effectively deliver authentic and interactive online Chinese and English language lessons. More information can be found at Book a free trial now.

We All Live In The Forbidden City is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council:


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