The School of Chinese Studies at China Institute in America

Established in 1933, the School of Chinese Studies at China Institute in America (The School) is the oldest institution in the United States dedicated to teaching Chinese language and culture to the American public. With a legacy spanning over 90 years, The School offers a comprehensive range of courses, providing more than 40 online and in-person classes each semester. These classes cater to learners of all ages, from toddlers at 18 months to adults, covering various aspects of Chinese culture, including language, art, literature, philosophy, and music.

The School is committed to fostering a lifelong appreciation for Chinese language and culture. By offering small-sized classes for both adults and children, The School ensures personalized attention and effective learning experiences. These classes accommodate students at all proficiency levels, from absolute beginners to advanced learners, creating a supportive environment for every learner.

Welcome to The School, where your journey of learning Chinese language and culture begins!

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