Pedagogy Conference

2019 International Conference on Chinese Language Instruction

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

We are pleased to announce the 27th Conference on Chinese Language Instruction, sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and Princeton in Beijing at Princeton University, Friday-Saturday, April 26-27, 2019.

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

Elementary Chinese: Effective Drilling and Interactive Materials
Advanced Chinese: A Theme-based Approach in Instruction and Content Selection

This workshop will be held on Friday, April 26, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 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 27, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 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
How to Teach Chinese Characters

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, 2019 deadline. Individual proposals 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. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for all participants on Saturday only.

We hope you will be able to join us, but you must RSVP indicating 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. 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 26-27, 2019 at Princeton University.

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