CLTA is comprised of scholars, teachers and graduate students in Chinese language, linguistics, literature and other related areas, and those who are interested in the above fields may join the Association.


  • To be included in the CLTA LISTSERV and receive prompt announcements including job advertisements from the CLTA Headquarters
  • To apply for awards and grants sponsored by CLTA
  • To join CLTA Special Interest Groups (CLTA-SIGs) for free
  • To access CLTA publications such as the CSL Journal, Newsletter & K-12 CLT Journal
  • To publish personal and institutional news in the Newsletter
  • To receive information on meetings and conferences sponsored by CLTA
  • To attend, present papers at, and organize panels for these meetings and conferences at discounted rates
  • To elect members to the Board of Directors
  • To be nominated and elected as members of the Board of Directors
  • To attend CLTA sponsored activities for free or at a discounted rate
  • To nominate students to join the National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society
  • To nominate K-12 students to submit their work to the “Selection of CLTA K-12 Outstanding Chinese Works” 

And more…

Refer to the Membership signup page for the pricing table.

The dues for regular membership cover a 365 day period from the date payment is received. Reminders will be sent when your membership is about to expire. Lifetime membership is also available and never expires.