November 17-19, 2017
Music City Center, Nashville, TN
(Pre-Convention Workshops – November 16, 2017)


The ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo is an international event bringing together more than 7,000 language educators from all languages, levels, and assignments. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive professional development experience that will have an impact on language educators at all levels of teaching and in turn help their students to succeed in their language learning process. Come participate in the world’s most comprehensive language education meeting of the minds featuring more than 800 educational sessions in a variety of formats that focus on innovative programs, emerging trends that impact the language profession, and research-informed practices. While the exhibit hall will showcase more than 250 companies exhibiting their latest products and services, it is a learning experience within itself where you will find exhibitor sponsored workshops, the ACTFL Collab Zone, the Social Media Lounge, a Career Café, and an ACTFL Confer-sation Corner. Take your skills to the next level and join colleagues from around the world. Come “Experience It” for yourself!

For info, please click HERE


The Third International Forum on Linguistics and Chinese Education (IFOLCE-3)
(2017年10月14-15日,美国-圣母大学 University of Notre Dame)



论坛地点:美国圣母大学(印第安纳州,南本德市 South Bend)。


1. 汉语教学在中国和其他国家/境外的历史
2. 汉语教材与教学法的变化与发展
3. 语言学理论对汉语教学在不同时期的影响
4. 汉语教学对当前主要外语教学流派的借鉴与扬弃
5. 科技的发展对汉语教学的促进与挑战
6. 其他学科(语言学、认知、心理、社会;语料库、人工智能等)的新理论、新成果与汉语教学的关系

Join our webinar to learn more about the Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education (CIFLTE) 国际中文/英文教师认证项目

The Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education (CIFLTE) at Teachers College, Columbia University provides state-of-the-art training in foreign language pedagogy. In collaboration with the Chinese Language Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University, the Center currently offers two teacher training programs. Developed and taught by a world-class team of experts, the programs implement a cutting-edge curriculum that sets trainees on a fast and efficient track to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for operating effectively in current and future classrooms in various contexts. Both programs are accepting applications. For more info about these two programs, please click HERE.

You can also join our webinar to learn more! Two faculty members will be invited to talk about TCSOL courses and to answer any questions you may have.

Date: Friday, May 5th, 2017, 8-10 AM (EST); 8-10 PM (CST)

To register, please click HERE for more info.


 Open house of the Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education (CIFLTE) 

Aiming to promote top-notch teacher training activities and to pursue classroom-based inquiries, the Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education (CIFLTE) at Teachers College, Columbia University currently offers two teacher training programs (i.e., the TCSOL one-year certificate program in New York City and the TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate Program in Beijing), one tutoring program (available both online and onsite), and professional development programs (e.g., the visiting scholar program and professional development workshops).

Interested applicants are invited to attend the Center's Open House to be held on Friday, January 27th, 2017, 5:00pm-8:30pm at Teachers College, Columbia University.

To learn more about the Center and its programs and events, please go to www.tc.columbia.edu/tcsol, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1-212-678-8378.


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Please submit your research paper to the CASLAR journal http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/caslar

Your paper can be written either in Chinese or in English.

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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: http://training.ecnu.edu.cn/caslar4

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CASLAR Association website: www.caslarcenter.com

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: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/caslar