The list of the accepted abstracts:

1 Tianhe Niu

中西文化背景差异下针对西班牙语母语学生 汉语“了”的教学分析研究


2 Jie Liu 

试论程度副词+形容词结构的对外汉语教学 以意大利汉语学习者习得偏误分析为例


3 Zhou Yan-Ling 



4 Cheng-Chieh Su 



5 Xuehua Xiang 

Connecting Theory and Practice in Chinese Heritage Language Curriculum Development


6 Yongyang Wang 

第二语言教育的戏剧化教学法 - 以汉语国际教育为例


7 Yue Yang and Xiaoyu Zuo 



8 Chun-Yi Peng

Teaching dialect variation: The case of aspectual you in southern Mandarin varieties


9 Zhou Fu Kong and Zhou Yan-Ling 



10 Xiuhong Zhang 



11 Jing Wu

Tacit Knowledge Acquisition at Intermediate to Advanced Levels Chinese for Business Professionals Classes


12 Han-Te Wang



13 Fanghui Gao



14 洪瑞春



15 潘 晓玲 and 洪 瑞春 



16 Wei Hing Ip. 

Enhancing Intercultural Communication in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language – An Action Research Study


17 Jane Orton 

Developing Writing in Primary L2 Chinese: a study of the first phase


18 Xiaofei Pan 

Comparing two collaborative writing strategies in the L2 Chinese writing: A case study


19 马萍 



20 Xiaolu Wang and Wan Ren

Lexical Association and CSL Learners' Acquisition of Chinese Numeral Classifiers


21 Yu-Ka Wong

Reading Chinese characters in isolation or in words by young Chinese-as-a-second-language learners: similarities and differences in the performances and the error patterns


22 Jing Guo



23 An-King Lim

On Chinese as a third language in the second language education


24 Rui Bao

A sociocultural approach to understanding task-based interaction between complete beginners of Chinese as a foreign language: implications for Chinese language pedagogy

25 Lingfen Zhang

The affordances of TV drama in developing L2 Chinese learners' intercultural competence


26 Aesah Mamuh



27 Huichen Hsiao and Ping-Jung Chen

漢語趨向事件表述之偏好 -- 以日籍學習者為例


28 Yu-Shan Chou and Huichen Hsiao



29 Yin Zhang

Design Process for Teaching CLIL Science Units


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AT CASLAR-4, Shanghai, August 19-21, 2016


Dr. Cornelius C. Kubler

Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies, Williams College, USA






Dr. Wangxi Zhang

Professor, Head of Chinese International Teaching Department, Beijing Language and Culture University, China






Dr. Helen H. Shen 

Professor of Chinese, Academic Coordinator for the Chinese Program, University of Iowa, USA





 Dr. Anqi Ding

Professor of Second Language Acquisition

Deputy Director of the Institute of Global Chinese Language Teacher Education, ECNU 



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4th International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research

Short Title: CASLAR-4


Call for papers

Date: August 19-21, 2016

Location: East China Normal University, Shanghai, China (old campus)

Conference website:

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Linguistic Field(s):

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language Teaching Methodology
  • Discourse Analysis
  • General Linguistics
  • Pragmatics 

Subject Language(s): 

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submissions Due:                April 1, 2016 
  • Acceptance Notification (by email):    April 15, 2016 
  • Early Birds Registration:                    up to June 15, 2016
  • Conference Dates:                             August 19-21, 2016

Meeting Description:

CASLAR is a biennial conference with the goal to bring together scholars from all over the world whose research focuses on the acquisition, development and use of Chinese as a second language to survey available knowledge in the field, exchange ideas and initiate research projects. The conference is a part of the CASLAR movement that aims to transform a field from a primarily experienced-and practice-based discipline into a discipline based on and supported by research and theory. The first CASLAR conference was held at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou in 2010, the second one was in Taipei, Taiwan in 2012, and the third conference was held in Parma, Italy in 2014.

Another means supporting the CASLAR movement is a new bilingual journal Chinese as a Second Language Research《汉语作为第二语言研究》published by De Gruyter Mouton, Berlin/New York. Copies of the journal will be available at the conference. Website of the journal:


    Office at Institute of Global Chinese Language Teacher Education, East China Normal University

Organizing Committee: