Echoes of Chinese: Three adventures, one language

As the UN Chinese Language Day is celebrated, we present three interviewees’ Chinese stories as they navigate Chinese learning, usage, and teaching. From Beijing to Wenzhou to Macerata, you can witness how Chinese impacts lives, bridges cultures and connects hearts.

Breaking barriers: An American principal’s vision for Chinese language education

Discover why an American school principal chose to include Chinese classes in her curriculum. Meet Dr Yvonne Chan, the founder of Vaughn Next Century Learning Center and the first conversion charter school in the United States, dedicated to transforming the lives of 3,300 low-income students. By integrating Mandarin learning, she’s reshaping high-poverty communities into educational and economic hubs. Follow her journey with a group of high school students to China as she shares her perspective on Sino-American education.