December 9, 2013
Dear Friends and Colleagues ,
You are cordially invited to attend the 22nd Conference on Chinese Language Instruction, sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program at Princeton University, on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A new addition to the conference this year is a Princeton University faculty-run workshop: How to Teach Elementary Chinese. This workshop will be held on Friday, April 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. All K-12 and college level Chinese language instructors are welcome to participate and interact with colleagues from across the field. The first 10 teachers to sign up for this workshop will qualify for up to $200 worth of travel reimbursement.
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 : What kind of materials can better meet the challenges of varied language instruction?
· Culture in Language Study : What is the relation of language and culture to the design of Chinese language courses?
· Testing and Assessment : What are the true indicators of students’ language achievements? How do differences in learners’ backgrounds affect their performance?
· Language Learning for Heritage Students
· Innovative Classroom Applications of Second-Language-Acquisition Theories
· Computer-Assisted Language Learning
· Chinese Programs Abroad
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. Please send proposals by January 24, 2014. Individual proposals will be grouped into panels according to themes.
Limited funding for travel expenses (up to $500.00 if traveling from Asia, $300.00 if traveling by airplane in North America, 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 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 on Saturday for all participants.
We strongly encourage replies and returns by email . Your reply form can be downloaded below. Forms may also be sent by mail to the following address:
Dr. Jing Wang
Department of East Asian Studies
211 Jones Hall
Princeton , NJ 08544-1008
You are welcome to photocopy this letter and the reply form for your colleagues. Please check back with us on this website for conference updates and information.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Wang. We look forward to seeing you.
Professor, East Asian Studies
Director, Chinese Language Program