CLTA-ISCLTL Call for Proposal

The Chinese Language Teachers Association (U.S.A.) is pleased to announce its First International Symposium on Chinese Language Teaching and Learning to be held October 2526, 2014, at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.

SYMPOSIUM THEME: Chinese L2 Instruction in a Global Context



CLTA-ISCLTL 2014 invites proposals for panels, individual presentations and posters on Chinese L2 instructional theories and pedagogy. We believe this is an invaluable opportunity for Chinese L2 teachers, administrators, and researchers to share knowledge in promotion of the best practices in the field. Attendees can expect enlightening presentations on a variety of topics supporting the 2014 symposium’s theme, “Chinese L2 Instruction in a Global Context.” All presenters must register for the conference but do not need to be a current CLTA member. Please visit the conference website for proposal submission guidelines and procedures.

Proposal submissions are due by March 18, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST. Please refer to the Proposal Submission Guidelines for detailed information regarding submission procedures. On-line submissions will open on February 15.

2014 CLTA Professional Development Grants

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the CLTA Regional Associations Committee, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and inform you that the CLTA Headquarters will start accepting applications for the 2014 CLTA Professional Development Grants. You may find the announcement of the Grants at the end of this message and a pdf copy in the attachment. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this grant opportunity. Thank you.

Best regards,

Nyan-Ping Bi
on behalf of
Jane Kuo and
Mindy Zhang

2014 CLTA PD grants announcement

CLTAC 2014 Spring Conference

The CLTAC 2014 Spring Conference Organizing Committee invites submission of proposals for 20-minute presentations. As in previous years, abstract proposals in all areas of Chinese teaching and learning are welcome, such as theories, methodologies and strategies, curricula, teaching materials, technology, acquisition, Chinese linguistics, culture factors, AP Chinese, and teaching credentials.

Proposal submission deadline: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Notification of proposal status: Monday, February 10, 2014
Early registration deadline (postmarked): Monday, February 24, 2014
Conference date: Saturday, March 8, 2014 (Tentative)

CLTAC Call for Abstract Proposal

2014 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

Dear CLTA members,

Attached, please find three documents concerning the CLTA-ACTFL 2014 proposal submissions. As this year’s new program chair, I just realized the need to send the attachments to you all. Forgive me for sending you multiple messages to clog your inbox. I want to thank Professors Tao Hongyin, Chu Chengzhi, and Cecilia Chang for all the advice that I have got from them. If there are errors in these files, they are all mine.

Wish that your submission of proposal with the ACTFL system is smooth and pleasant.

Best wishes,


CLTA 2014 Call for Proposals – Chinese (F) CLTA 2014 Call for Proposals – Chinese (S) 2014 CLTA Call for Proposals – English

JTCLT, December 2013 Issue

Dear CLTA colleagues,

We are happy to announce the publication of the December 2013 issue of the Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching (ISSN: 1949-260X), which can be accessed freely at Its table of contents and the editorial board of JTCLT are included below for your reference.

Please feel free to contact the Journal at if you’d like to make a contribution. The guidelines for manuscript submission can be found at

Have a great and wonderful new year of 2014!

JTCLT editors

January Newsletter

Dear CLTA Members,

Happy New Year!   The first issue of the CLTA Newsletter in 2014 (click this link) is now ready for you to view.

I hope that in this issue you will be able to find the conference that suits your need, the employment opportunity that may help to start or further your teaching career, the program you can attend for your academic and professional pursuit, the grant or award you can apply for, or the teaching materials you can look into and adopt in 2014.

I would like to thank all the contributors for your input for this issue.  I would also like to thank my predecessor, Prof. Tianwei Xie, for his great help.

The next issue will be out in May.  Your contribution to the next issue is welcome and can be sent to<> or to me at <> directly.

Have a happy and healthy new year in 2014!

John Jing-hua Yin
CLTA Newsletter

2014 Annual Meetings!

Two important announcements from incoming CLTA President Prof. Hongyin Tao and the Board of Directors concerning the CLTA Annual Meeting for 2014:

             1) We will continue to host the official CLTA annual conference with ACTFL. In 2014, it will be in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 21-23, 2014. For this, I ask that you submit your  proposal through the ACTFL website. As a reminder, the deadline for ACTFL proposals is January 15, 2014. For more information, visit the ACTFL convention website at:

2) With ACTFL’s understanding, CLTA will host a smaller scale event to address our need to reach out to the regional association members. The CLTA meeting on October 25-26, 2014 will be a one and half day event at  Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. It will be called the First CLTA International Symposium on Chinese Language Teaching and Learning. More information about the symposium will be available on the CLTA website at:

Newsletter Submissions

Dear CLTA members,

I am writing to you as the new editor of the CLTA Newsletter. First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Tianwei Xie, my predecessor, for his dedicated and hard work in the past 10 years. Based on the excellent work he has done in all these years and with his kind assistance during the transition period, I will try to continue to serve you well.

Now, I would like to invite you to submit your recent publication information, conference announcements, brief reports on recent conferences, web site or software recommendations, or other news related to our field for our next issue of the Newsletter, which will be published in January, 2014.

Advertisements are also welcome. Ad rates are $100 full-page (6Wx8H), $50 half-page (6Wx4H), and $25 quarter-page (3Wx4H). Please submit your materials by December 16, 2013. Both PDF and JPG files are accepted for ads.  Please be sure that your submitted version is the final one.

Please send your news contribution or ads to Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.


John Jing-hua Yin

CLTA Newsletter

2013 Annual Meeting Program Updated

The CLTA Annual Meeting Program has received an update with corrections and revisions. Download the 11/10 revision from the Meeting page.

Newsletter September 2013

The September issue of the CLTA Newsletter is online now. This issue contains 2013 CLTA Annual Conference Program. Please use to view, download or print the issue. You can also use  CLTA Newsletter website to find all back issues.

2013 Meeting Program Updated

The CLTA Annual Meeting Program has received an update with corrections and revisions. Download the 8/31 revision from the Meeting page.