Chinese Cultural and Educational Association

Chinese Language School


CCEA Chinese Language School in Skokie, IL was founded by a group of Chinese families in northern Chicago in 1968. We teach traditional Chinese characters, and we have language and culture classes for all ages. 


School closure

Due to the severity of the COVID-19 situation in our community, we have decided to continue our remote instruction for the remainder of this semester, which will end on May 23.  For those classes that are not able to offer remote instruction, we will give partial tuition credit good toward the Fall semester.  If you prefer to receive tuition reimbursement, please email us with your student's full name and grade/teacher's name.


Additionally, all school activities including the Skokie Festival of Cultures and school picnic are cancelled.  


We appreciate your patience during this evolving situation. We will keep you informed of any new developments.

First day of school for 2019~2020 school year is 9/7. Registration opens on the same day. Click the "Registration" button on the left to download the forms.

Explore classes offered this year

See the complete list of our language and culture classes.

2019 Midwest Chinese Culture series - Chinese Culture and Arts Exhibit was held at CCEA from 1:30 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2019. Exhibitions included Chinese painting, calligraphy and chess, abacus,paper folding, Chinese knot, Chinese paper dolls and folk dance.

2019 Double-Tenth day celebration - T-shirt design exhibit

CCEA students' design on display at the exhibit held by Midwest Chinese School Association in celebration of the National day of Taiwan.

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8141 Kedvale Avenue, Skokie, IL 60076

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