Pedagogy Conference

2019 International Conference on Chinese Language Instruction

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

We are pleased to announce the 28th International Conference on Chinese Language Instruction, sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and Princeton in Beijing at Princeton University, Saturday, April 25, 2020.

The conference will be held on Saturday, April 25, 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
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, 2020 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. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for all participants on the day of the conference.

Those who are interested in submitting a proposal for presentation, or are simply interested in attending the conference, please submit a Reply Form.

Formal Publication Announcement

Starting with the 28th International Conference on Chinese Language Instruction, proposals selected for conference presentation will have an 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, complete, fully formatted papers must be submitted by the May 30, 2020 deadline.

You will receive updates and notifications regarding the conference via email. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at See you Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Princeton University.

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