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Andrew Houlick-Ritchey

Andrew Houlik-Ritchey

Spanish and English (as a new language) Teacher
Jackson Creek Middle School, Indiana

In Andrew Houlik-Ritchey’s World Languages class, his students learn to speak Mandarin, Japanese, and Korean; play the East Asian board game “Go”; and write calligraphy—and he learns with them. Houlik-Ritchey is a participant in the EASC’s volunteer program, which pairs local teachers with East Asian nationals and other volunteers with experience in East Asian studies. “The presenters bring a real world understanding to my class that I could never create on my own,” he says. “My students look forward to each presenter and afterwards comment about how ‘cool’ the people were. I often hear them saying things in new languages in the hallways.”

We have a vigorous K-12 teacher outreach program, including our flagship NCTA programs:





Together, these programs have reached nearly 1,500 educators since their inception in 1999.

Since 2002, EASC has also offered NCTA Study Tours- Educational excursions to China, Japan, and Korea for NCTA alumni


As the winner of the prestigious 2005 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prize for Excellence in International Education, we are committed to meeting the professional development needs of teachers and to promoting the study of East Asia among K–12 students.

We also reach business, government, and media through briefings and conferences and the general public through regular sponsorship of cultural events, lifelong learning courses, as well as the colloquium  and film series.

Upcoming Events
2017 NCTA Teaching About Asia Seminar: Chicago, IL
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Northside College Prep, 5501 N. Kedzie Ave, Chicago IL
2017 NCTA Teaching About Asia Seminar: St. Paul, MN
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Community School of Excellence, 170 Rose Ave W. St. Paul, MN 55117
2017 NCTA Teaching About Asia Seminar: Bloomington, IN
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Global and International Studies Building, Rm 0009, 355 N Jordan Ave
2017 NCTA Teaching About Asia Seminar: Birmingham, AL
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Birmingham, AL; University of Alabama at Birmingham
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