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  the CLTA Annual Conference for the first time. The ChinaSprout Presentation Award supports up to five 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 the CLTA website, must send a copy of the proposal plus the author information to CLTA Award Committee at, 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 Conference. Only individual paper proposals (not other category) that are accepted for presentation at the CLTA Annual Conference 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, and finalists will be grouped into in a special panel session to make presentations at the conference.

Announcement of this award and deadlines align with each year’s CLTA annual meeting call for proposals. Recipients will be notified before the CLTA annual meeting and announced at the CLTA General Membership Meeting. The name(s) of awardee(s) will also be reported in the CLTA Newsletter and on this web page.

When submitting the application, please include:

  1. Your proposal for the CLTA Annual Conference, with no identifying information (including name or affiliation);
  2. A brief CV (two pages maximum);
  3. The completed award application form

(2015 –  )


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


Qiuping Yuan. Lake Shore High School, MI.


Lingou (Zoe) Jiang, Skyline High School, “One picture is worth a thousand words: using powerful images in WL learning”

Thomas Wong, Oakwood School, California, “Effective ways to correct mispronunciation”

Wenhui Gu, Scarsdale High School- NY, “Using Popular Reality TV Shows to Enhance Students‘ Verbal Skills”

Hwai Lin, Castilleja School, “透過偏誤紀錄啟動學習者的自我監控機制”

Pei-Ying Gosselin,  “The Archer School for Girls, Utilizing questions to enhance speaking skills”