Pedagogy Conference

Pedagogy Conference

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

We are pleased to announce the 26th Conference on Chinese Language Instruction, sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and Princeton in Beijing at Princeton University, Friday-Saturday, April 27-28, 2018.

In addition to the conference is a Princeton University faculty-run workshop. The main topics of the workshop are:

Does Cultural Background Matter? Pedagogical Approaches for Non-Heritage and Heritage Learners
From the Page to the Screen: Implementing Video Content Into Chinese Language Instruction

This workshop will be held on Friday, April 27, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. (Registration for the Workshop will begin at 12:00 PM, Friday, April 27, in Guyot Hall 10, and will start promptly at 1:00 PM). Chinese language instructors at all levels are welcome to participate and interact with colleagues from across the field. 

The conference will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. (Registration for the Conference will begin at 8:00 AM, Saturday, April 28 in Guyot Hall 10, and the conference will start promptly at 8:30 AM.)

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

The Program Committee accepts submissions of one-page proposals, in either English or Chinese, for a fifteen-minute presentation on subjects relevant to the themes listed above.   Proposals must be submitted by the January 15th, 2018 deadline. Individual proposals will be grouped into panels according to themes.

We hope you will be able to join us, but you must RSVP, and indicate whether you will or will not attend the dinner by February 28. If we do not receive your RSVP by February 28, we will assume that you are not able to attend the conference. Each attendee must RSVP; to RSVP, please visit:

You will receive updates and notifications regarding the conference via email. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at See you April 27-28, 2018 at Princeton University.


Chih-ping Chou
Professor, East Asian Studies
Director, Chinese Language Program