The New England Academy of Chinese Language and Culture (NEACLC)  meets Sundays between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. at Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School, located at 170 Chestnut Street in Amherst.  NEACLC currently teaches mandarin to 40 students of all ages, ethnicities, and cultural heritages. It was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) during August, 2016 to fill the void resulting from the closure of the 40-year old Amherst Chinese School (ACS). While its mission is similar to that of both the ACS and the PVCICS, it is independent and separate from them. The NEACLC has three major classes of stake-holders, its three volunteer directors, seven teachers whom are provided with a small stipend that compensates for their out-of-pocket expenses and, the students, who pay a modest fee.

Intermediate Adult Classes and Beginner Adult Classes meet Wednesdays and Tuesdays, respectively,  between 8:30 am and 10:00 am at Panera Bread .

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