Become Knowledgeable about East Asia

NCTA seminars explore East Asian history and cultures, incorporating primary source selections from the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean traditions.


Join the more than 40,000 of your colleagues who have participated in NCTA since 1998.

Learn from the Best

Seminar leaders include university faculty of East Asian Studies, East Asia outreach specialists, and master teachers.

Explore East Asia

NCTA participants learn about study tour opportunities in East Asia.


The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide. NCTA is a premier provider of professional development on East Asia.


Freeman Book Awards for new young adult and children’s literature. Find out about this NEW feature and read about how you can nominate books for the awards.

NCTA Class Apps. Explore this great feature of NCTA–short classroom applicable video presentations on timely topics and “best practices” by NCTA consulting scholars, seminar leaders, teacher alumni, and authors.  Take a “quick course” on a current topic you can integrate into your teaching–or show the videos in class. See how NCTA alumni are using new resources successfully in their classrooms; hear what authors have to say about their new books and their strategies for using these books in the classroom, and more.

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