The emergence of COVID-19 has changed the pace of work, school and daily living habits for Americans all over the US. Under these circumstances, people have been forced to distance learning. Various technological products have appeared one after another, which has greatly helped Chinese teaching in colleges across the US. This article gives an overview of the challenges in Chinese teaching in American universities during the pandemic, and then describes the changes of teaching modes, useful supplementary teaching tools and teaching contents, which have been implemented in Chinese teaching in the US universities to tackle the challenges. The article also shares some attempts that we had when teaching Chinese during the pandemic and point out some future direction of Chinese teaching in the post-pandemic era.