International Conference on Chinese Language Instruction

2019 International Conference on Chinese Language Instruction

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

We are pleased to announce the 29th International Conference on Chinese Language Instruction, sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and Princeton in Beijing, to be held on Friday-Saturday, April 23-24, 2021. Specific details about the programming are forthcoming. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on health and travel, the Conference will be hosted online via Zoom.

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 English or Chinese, for a fifteen-minute presentation on subjects relevant to the themes listed above. Proposals must be submitted by the January 15th, 2021 deadline. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee and proposals selected for presentation will be grouped into panels according to themes.

Note: For those whose proposals were accepted for presentation for the canceled 28th International Conference on Chinese Language Instruction, originally scheduled to take place on April 25, 2020, should you still be interested in presenting your talk, we will honor the previous commitment and prioritize your presentation for the upcoming Conference. Please email for additional information.

Those who are interested in submitting a proposal, or are simply interested in attending the conference, please submit a Reply Form here:

Formal Publication Announcement: Beginning with the 29th International Conference on Chinese Language Instruction, 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 May 30, 2021 deadline.

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


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