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Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award for Teachers of Chinese

Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award for Teachers of Chinese is now calling for applications. The award supports the attendance of pre-collegiate and collegiate teachers at training workshops, seminars, conferences, and other in-service learning experiences at local, national, or international levels; and/or to collaborate with a mentor teacher. The application deadline is October 31, 2017. […]

Cengage Learning Awards for Innovative Excellence in the Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language

Cengage Learning Awards for Innovative Excellence in the Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language is calling for applications. CLTA members who wish to improve Chinese Foreign Language education in the US through the design, development, and application of new pedagogy, innovative classroom practices, and teaching tools (e.g. multi-media) are welcome to apply. The proposal […]

Report on the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting

CLTA’s Annual Membership Meeting was held in Boston, MA during the ACTFL’s Annual Conference on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The meeting kicked off with a reception – many thanks to the sponsors for the wonderful meal. CLTA’s President, Helen Shen, started the meeting with a warm welcome and expressed her appreciation for the membership’s support […]

STARTALK 2016 Programs

STARTALK has just published their list of programs for 2016.  Chinese language teachers in the U.S. may apply for a program of interest to them.  Here is the URL: https://startalk.umd.edu/public/find-a-summer-program/?f[0]=im_field_st_language%3A39&f[1]=im_field_program_participant_typ%3A183

Volume 50:3, October 2015

In Memoriam: Professor Frank Feng-sheng Hsueh (薛鳳生教授) ··· i Editor’s Message ···ii Articles The Place of Linguistics in CSL Teaching and Teacher Education: Toward a Usage-Based Constructionist Theoretical Orientation ··· 1 Zhuo Jing-Schmidt, University of Oregon Curricular Goals and Curriculum Design: The Case of a College-level Chinese Language Program ··· 23 Han Luo, Lafayette College Writing Practice and […]

Volume 50:2, June 2015

Articles From Corpus Analysis to Grammar Instruction: Toward a usage-based constructionist approach to constructional stratification·················· 1 Zhuo Jing-Schmidt, Xinjia Peng, University of Oregon Jing-Yun Chen, Johns Hopkins University   Mapping Chinese Language Pedagogy from 1966 to 2013: A bibliometric study of the Journal of Chinese Language Teachers Association········ 31 Helena Casas-Tost, Sara Rovira-Esteva Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona […]

Volume 50:1, February 2015

Articles 汉英认知定势及其跨文化转换···················································· 1      陈忠, Beijing Language and Culture University   留学生汉语声调习得中阳上合流的实验研究·································· 19      温宝莹, 南开大学汉语言文化学院      燕芳, 威斯康星大学麦迪逊校区   美国学生汉语基础元音的习得:两字组与句子的对比······················· 43    谢彦, Liberty University   Decoding College Chinese Placement Tests From the perspective of student performance····························· 61        Yan Li, University of Kansas   Review article 美國大學主要文言文教材選篇研究············································· 83    蔡蓉芝, 國立台灣師範大學華語文教學研究所   Reviews Chinese […]

The 2014 CLTA Annual Conference Witnesses Another Year of Growth

By Fangyuan Yuan With Contributions from Weidong Zhang, Claire Kotenbeutel, and Yea-Fen Chen Dec.15, 2014 The Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (CLTA) successfully held its 2014 annual conference in conjunction with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in San Antonio, TX from Nov. 21-23, 2014, with the theme of “Reaching Global […]

Volume 49:3, October 2014

Articles A Learner Corpus Study of L2 Lexical Development of Chinese Resultative Verb Compounds································································ 1 Jie Zhang, University of Oklahoma   The Gap in the Use of Lexical Cohesive Devices in Writing between Native Chinese Speakers and Second Language Users····························· 25        Shouji Li, Massey University   Understanding Language Anxiety and Ways to Alleviate it […]

Call for Papers – International Association of Asian Studies

The International Association of Asian Studies will host its national conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 9-14, 2015. This conference is expected to have more than 3,000 attendees. In addition, not fewer than 325 research sessions, round tables, panel discussions, performances and demonstrations will be scheduled throughout the week. In addition to the many scholarly […]

Annual CLTA/ACTFL Convention Program

The program for the 2014 Annual CLTA/ACTFL Convention is now available online. Please note the program will continue to be updated as we changes are needed. ACTFL also has a session search page available on their website.

Volume 49:2, June 2014

Articles The Development of Intra-character Radical Awareness in L1 Chinese Children: Changing Strategies····························································· 1 Clay Williams, Akita International University   Literature Circles with Multimedia Support in Chinese Foreign Language Teaching······································································ 27 Xiaoshi Li, Michigan State University   Project-Based Chinese as a Foreign Language Instruction- A Teacher Research Approach······································································ 45 Juanjuan Zhao, University of Cincinnati Gulbahar Beckett, University of […]

CLTA-ISCLTL Registration Open!

Early Bird Registration for the first CLTA International Symposium on Chinese Language Teaching & Learning begins today (4/20). Current CLTA members can register at member rates. The Symposium will take place October 25-26th, in Bloomington, Indiana. More information can be found on the conference information page. Visit the Online registration form to register today!

2014 CLTA Professional Development Grants are awarded

The CLTA Regional Associations Committee is happy to report that, after a careful review and approval by the CLTA Steering Committee, the 2014 CLTA Professional Development Grants are awarded to the following associations (in alphabetical order): Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC) Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Southern California (CLTA-SC) Chinese Language Teachers Association […]


Recognizing that study abroad experiences play an integral part in the development of second language acquisition, CLTA is delighted to announce the launch of the 2014 CLTA Study Abroad Site Visit Award.  Initiated by the Associated Colleges in China (ACC), a study abroad program in China administered by Hamilton College, this newly established award supports […]


Call for Submissions (Deadline: July 31, 2014) CLTA is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the Cengage Learning Award for Innovative Excellence in the Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language.  Established with the generous support of Cengage Learning, a multinational leading provider of educational solutions, this award is designed to encourage […]

Jiede Grant Applications due March 31st

The deadline for applying  for a Jiede Grant is March 31. For detail information of application, please visit the CLTA website: http://clta-us.org/awards/jiede-empirical-research-grant/

CLTA-ISCLTL Submissions Open, Due: March 18th

The CLTA-ISCLTL Online Proposal Submission opens today (2/15). Please submit your proposal at http://conference.clta-us.org. You will need to create a username and password first. You will find the call for proposals and proposal submission guidelines on the site. Looking forward to seeing you at the Symposium at Indiana University this October. Sincerely, SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Yea-Fen […]

Volume 49:1, February 2014

Articles CLTA 2012 Survey of College-Level Chinese Language Programs in North America······························································· 1 Yu Li, Emory University Xiaohong Wen, University of Houston Tianwei Xie, California State University at Long Beach   An Exploratory Study of Why Language Learners Opt for Chinese and its Competitiveness as a World Language      51 Jeffrey Gil, Flinders University, Australia   […]