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Asia Literacy Challenge

Educating students about Asia and the Changing world

Our youth are facing a rapidly changeing world driven by globalization and transformation in which the rise of Asia is reshaping all aspects of international economic affairs as well as global governance.

Join our mission to create an Asia literate nation.

Want to improve your students' skills-set and better prepare them for the changing world?

The ALC program provides a 3-tier learning platform:

Tier 1

This is an introductory test of 50 questions. Students will develop and practice essential research skills as they search for answers by using the school library and/or the Internet; analyzing maps, graphs, charts, and other reference materials that are embedded in the test questions; and through discussions with teachers and their peers. The ripple effects of engaging research offer an endless stream of discovery, knowledge, and reflection.

Tier 2

Teachers who wish to have their students build on their newfound knowledge about Asia can assign students (individually or in small groups) to select a topic for deeper research and knowledge-building. Students can present their findings in any medium of their choosing: written, visual, verbal or video.

Tier 3

As a group, teacher and/or students choose one or more topic(s) for class discussion or debate. This is a useful way for everyone to have their say and learn from each other's findings.

Upon completion students will:

  •      Know how and where to find information
  •      Know how to analyze and interpret that information
  •      Know how to present that information in a report
  •      Be educated about Asian history, geography, cultures, economies, and current affairs
  •      Be knowledgeable and confident about global issues
  •      Be inspired to use their research skills to continue learning

There's no extra work for teachers

Everything is completed online so students’ test results are ready the day after submission. No long wait times. 

The really great news is that this annually updated program can be taken anytime throughout the school year so it easily fits into your regular curriculum.

Get inspired

Join us on our quest to create knowledgeable students who will become confident global citizens. All you have to do is register here and you'll have access to the teachers' admin page.

How it works

  1. Register - Teachers can register free.  Once you register, you'll have access to the teacher admin page.
  2. Enroll students - On the teacher admin page you choose which programs you wish to enrol for and nominate how many students you'd like in each level.
  3. Make payment - Make your payment online at https://eastwestcommunity.org/AsiaLiteracyChallenge or by check to AsiaPacificEd Program, East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848
  4. Activate - Once we've received your payment, we'll activate your account .
  5. Student access - You send us an excel list of your students' names and we will send back a list of their usernames and passwords. This will allow your students to access questions and submit their answers.
  6. Participate - The Asia Literacy Challenge comprises 50 multiple choice questions.  These questions enable students to make use of all resources available in the library and the internet.
  7. Get feedback - Students can submit their answers electronically to see how they performed.
For more detailed information follow the links below.

Benefits for teachers

The Asia Literacy Challenge is a premium product because:

  • it can be done at anytime of the year that fits with your teaching program.
  • you can get the results online the day after the students complete answering the questions.


You need to register and enroll your students two weeks before you want to use the program.


"Thank you for a wonderful educational resource that
has been enjoyable and challenging." - J. Sutton, Deputy Principal, St Joseph’s


The General Knowledge Quizzes are free and available to students at any time.  Have your students submit a set of questions and we will put them online along with their name and school.