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 in conjunction with the ACTFL Convention* for the first time. The ChinaSprout Presentation Award supports up to three awardees each year with the total amount up to $1,000. The awardee(s) will also be invited to submit the manuscript based on the presentation to be considered for publication in the K-12 Chinese Language Teaching.

To apply for the ChinaSprout Presentation Award, a CLTA member, in addition to submitting a proposal online at ACTFL website, must send a copy of the proposal plus the author information to the CLTA Award Committee (, and indicate on the subject line that it is for “APPLICATION TO CHINASPROUT AWARDS.”

A qualifying proposal for the ChinaSprout Presentation Award must be single-authored by a K-12 instructor who will make a presentation for the first time at the CLTA Annual Meeting. Only individual paper proposals (not other category) that are accepted for presentation at the CLTA Annual Meeting will be considered for the award competition. After evaluating the applicants’ proposals which have been accepted for presentation, a shortlist of finalists will be contacted by the Award Committee for a double-spaced 3-5 page outline of his/her paper, and finalists will be grouped into in a special panel session to make presentations at the conference and be determined for the first, second, and third places.

The name(s) of the awardee(s) will be announced and the award(s) presented at the CLTA General Membership Meeting. The name(s) of awardee(s) will also be reported in the January issue of the CLTA Newsletter and on this web page.

(2015 –  )

2015: Cilei Han. Lake Oswego High School, OR. Prsentation: “Short story comprehension in high school Chinese teaching.”

*CLTA Annual Meeting comprises sessions organized by the CLTA during the ACTFL Annual Convention.