CLTA is pleased to announce the following awards open for competition:

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

Learn more about the Cengage Learning Award
Established with the generous support of Cengage Learning, a multinational leading provider of educational solutions, this award is designed to encourage CLTA members to contribute to the improvement of Chinese Foreign Language (CFL) education in the United States through the design, development, and application of new pedagogy, innovative classroom practices, and teaching tools (e.g. multi-media).

THE CLTA ACTION RESEARCH AWARD

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Established in 2013, the award will support action research to improve Chinese language instruction in the classroom setting. The recipient will be expected to present a paper at the annual meeting of the CLTA or to submit a progress report at the end of the funding period. The funding period normally is one year.

CLTA Peking University Press Publication Award

Learn more about the CLTA Peking University Press Publication Award
Beginning in 2012 and continuing through 2017, the Peking University Press will fund an award of $1500 US dollars to use as a prize for a winner of the best essay selected from articles published by the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (JCLTA) the year prior to the selection year. The winner of the award shall be announced by a representative from the Peking University Press at the membership meeting of the CLTA’s annual conference.

Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award

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The Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award, established and funded through the generosity of Cheng & Tsui Company, is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers of Chinese, especially new teachers in the field. The award is given to support the attendance of pre-collegiate (including heritage school) and collegiate teachers at training workshops seminars, conferences, and other in-service learning experiences at the local, national, or international level and/or to collaborate with a mentor teacher. First-time attendees to training workshops are strongly encouraged to apply. Teacher training workshops and seminars attended by the applicants should be focused on pedagogy and issues on teaching and learning. The fund has designated annually the amount of $1,000 to be divided between at least two teachers each year.

The Jiede Empirical Research Grant for Chinese Pedagogy/Chinese Applied Linguistics

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The Chinese Language Teachers Association is delighted to announce the Jiede (all-attain) Empirical Research Grant, established in 2003 by an anonymous member. The grant will support empirical research in Chinese pedagogy and applied linguistics that contributes to building a sound understanding of teaching and learning Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL). The recipient will be expected to present a paper at the annual meeting of the CLTA or to submit a progress report at the end of the grant term.

CLTA Walton Lifetime Achievement Award

The Walton Lifetime Achievement Award and the Walton Presentation Award are suspended in 2016.

Learn more about the CLTA Walton Award
The CLTA Walton Award, founded by friends and colleagues in 1998, was funded in 2005 by a perpetual endowment from the Cheng & Tsui Company in honor of Ronald Walton’s lifetime dedication to Chinese language education and cross-cultural understanding. The CLTA Walton Award is given for overall contributions to the field of Chinese language pedagogy. All members in the community of Chinese language teaching and research, with the exception of current CLTA officers and Members of the Board of Directors, are eligible for the award. The CLTA Walton Award consists of a plaque presented at the CLTA Annual Meeting. An endowment fund to support the CLTA Walton Award and the Walton Presentation Prize was established in May 2005 through the generosity of Jill Cheng, President of Cheng & Tsui Company. (See CLTA President’s message, dated 31 May 2005.)

CLTA Walton Presentation Prize

The Walton Lifetime Achievement Award and the Walton Presentation Award are suspended in 2016.

Learn more about the Walton Presentation Prize
The Walton Presentation Prize (formerly known as the Ron Walton Young Scholar Award), founded by friends and colleagues in 1998, was funded in 2005 by a perpetual endowment from the Cheng & Tsui Company in honor of Ronald Walton’s lifetime dedication to Chinese language education and cross-cultural understanding. The Walton Presentation Prize is awarded to recognize the best first-time presentation at the CLTA Annual Meeting. Preference is given to teachers at the pre-college level, graduate students and others new to the field who have their paper proposals accepted for the annual meeting. The Walton Presentation Prize carries an award of $500.00 and an invitation to submit a manuscript based on the presentation, to be considered for publication in the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association.

ChinaSprout Presentation Award

Learn more about the ChinaSprout Presentation Award
Funded by ChinaSprout for a five-year period from 2013 to 2018, the ChinaSprout Presentation Award supports K-12 instructors to engage in professional development activities by presenting at the CLTA Annual Meeting for the first time.

CLTA Study Abroad Site Visit Award

Learn more about the CLTA Study Abroad Site Visit Award
Recognizing that study abroad experiences play an integral part in the development of second language acquisition, CLTA is delighted to announce the 2015 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 site visits to study abroad programs in China and Taiwan.

Tao-chung Ted Yao Memorial Award

Learn more about the Tao-chung Ted Yao Memorial Award
The Tao-chung Ted Yao Memorial Award (hereafter “Yao Award”) is sponsored by the Tao-chung Ted Yao Memorial Fund. The Yao Award supports graduate students in the U.S. to present papers independently at national or international conferences sponsored or organized by the CLTA.