International Conference on Chinese Language Instruction

2019 International Conference on Chinese Language Instruction

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

We are pleased to announce that the 29th International Conference on Chinese Language Instruction, sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and Princeton in Beijing, will be held in a hybrid in-person and online format (tentative), on the campus of Princeton University, on Saturday, April 30, 2022 (8 AM - 6 PM EST).

After 42 years on the Princeton faculty, Professor Chih-p’ing Chou transferred to emeritus status in July 2021. Following the Conference, we will hold a Reception (Saturday, April 30, 2022, 6 PM - 8 PM EST)  to celebrate Professor Chou’s career and reflect on his abundant contributions to the fields of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language and Chinese language study abroad programs.

As in previous years for our conference, we welcome proposals for presentations concerning all types of research on Chinese language learning and teaching. The conference aims to include, but is not limited to, the following themes:

Development of Materials
Culture in Language Study
Testing and Assessment
Instruction of Classical Chinese
History of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Language Learning for Heritage Students
Innovative Classroom Applications of Second-Language-Acquisition Theories
Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Instruction of Chinese Characters

The Program Committee accepts submissions of one-page proposals, in either Chinese or English (500-800 Chinese characters or 300-500 words in English), for a fifteen-minute presentation on subjects relevant to the themes listed above. Proposals must be submitted by the January 15th, 2022, deadline. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee and proposals selected for presentation will be grouped into panels according to themes.

Limited funding for travel expenses (up to $500.00 if traveling from overseas, $300.00 if traveling by airplane in North America (includes Canada), including local transportation; and up to $100.00 by automobile or train, including tolls and incidentals) will only be available to participants who present papers, one person per presentation per institution. We realize this may not be sufficient to cover the actual cost of travel, but we hope you will be able to secure additional funds from your home institution.

Interested parties, please submit a Reply Form here:

Formal Publication Announcement: Continuing from last year's Conference, proposals selected for conference presentation will have the opportunity to be included in a formal publication. Note: Presenting in the conference does not automatically guarantee your paper for inclusion in the formal publication. A review committee will deliberate on the entries received and make final determinations on which works will be included in the formal publication. Interested conference presenters must submit complete, fully formatted papers by the July 31, 2022 deadline.

You will receive updates and notifications regarding the conference via email. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at



Jing Wang
Senior Lecturer of Chinese
Department of East Asian Studies