San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
Promoting Chinese culture

San Antonio Chinese School:
teaching traditional Mandarin Chinese


image of the yin and yang symbols surrounded by the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac


 Yearbook Worksheets used by SACCI's San Antonio Chinese school, with and without phonics, are linked below:


San Antonio Chinese Culture Institute (SACCI) is dedicated to serving as a link for introducing Chinese language and culture throughout the greater San Antonio community.  To that end, we provide the following community news informing you about activities that are going on that promote Chinese culture.  (If you or your organization has news of potential interest to the Chinese learning community, please let us know.) 

12 Oct '19 - 21 Jun '20: Fertility, Blessings, and Protection: Cultures of Baby Carriers at the Institute of Texan Cultures

OngoingThe Chinese Collection at San Antonio Museum of Art


We encourage our students to optimize their learning through extracurricular exposure.  We suggest watching Chinese movies, making Chinese friends, listening to Chinese songs, and utilizing the Internet. Here are some helpful resources for Chinese language acquisition:


Each Chinese calendar year has an animal associated with it, in a cycle of 12. (The image at the upper left corner of this page - courtesy - shows the animals of the Chinese zodiac.) Chinese legend has it that the Jade Emperor wanted to help his people keep track of time. So, he invited all the animals to participate in a race, promising to name a year after each of the first 12 animals who won the race.  Here’s a link to a video of the Chinese Zodiac Story, with some lovely Chinese painting illustrations.

Students at the nonprofit SACCI’s weekend Chinese school in San Antonio learn about Chinese culture and history through use of authentic materials and resources  written in traditional Chinese.