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April 3-5, 2020

Hilton Hotel at Washington Dulles Airport

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The Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (CLTA) is now calling for proposals for its 2020 annual conference to be held at the Hilton Hotel at Washington Dulles Airport on April 3-5, 2020. The objective of the annual conference is to provide a forum for Chinese teachers, scholars and school administrators to exchange ideas and report the latest results in their teaching and research in the areas of Chinese language acquisition, pedagogy, grammar, or new instructional technology. In addition, the 5th Regional Association Conference will be held during the 2020 CLTA Annual Conference and representatives of the Regional Associations will report their best practices and their Professional Development Projects with support from CLTA. We encourage Chinese teachers and researchers all over the world (including non-members of CLTA) to submit a proposal to share their teaching experiences and research results.

Proposal Submission and Deadline

Proposals, written in either English or Chinese, are acceptable. Please submit your proposal before October 1, 2019. One person can only submit one proposal except invited workshop presenters. All proposals will be reviewed anonymously. Acceptance of proposals will be notified through email by November 1, 2019.


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Full Title: 7th NTU Postgraduate Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin

Call Deadline: 14-Oct-2018 

Meeting Description:

Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, and the study of Chinese has become internationally fashionable. In order to develop primary research capabilities and professional training in Chinese language pedagogy, the Seventh NTU Postgraduate Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language will be held on March 23, 2019 at National Taiwan University (NTU). 

Organized by postgraduate students from the Graduate Program of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at NTU, this one-day conference hopes to bring together postgraduate students interested in the filed an intellectually stimulating and friendly platform for the exchange of ideas. Presenters of the conference will have the possibility to publish their research in the Proceedings of the Seventh NTU Postgraduate Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. 

Areas of research can include Chinese teaching method, Chinese linguistics, second language acquisition, etc., couched in any theoretical framework.

Call for Papers: 

Submission deadline: 14-Oct-2018 
Location: National Taiwan University 
Conference languages: Chinese or English 

Conference topics include, but are not limited to: 


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10th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-10)

The 10th international conference of the European Association of Chinese linguistics (EACL) will be held in Milano, jointly organized by Clara Bulfoni (Università degli Studi di Milano) and Giorgio Francesco Arcodia (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca).

Milan, 28th-29th September 2018

We are very pleased to announce a round table:

Chinese syntax seen from a “distance”

with our four invited speakers:

Prof. Guglielmo Cinque (Università Cà’ Foscari Venezia)
Prof. Maria Teresa Guasti (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)
Prof. Luigi Rizzi (Université de Genève/Università di Siena)
Prof. Henk van Riemsdijk (Emeritus, Tilburg University)

Organising committee

Giorgio Francesco Arcodia
Françoise Bottero
Clara Bulfoni
Maria Teresa Guasti
Victor Junnan Pan
Waltraud Paul
Carlotta Sparvoli

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: March 15th, 2018
Notification of acceptance: May 31st, 2018
Deadline for registration: TBA
Conference: 28th-29th September, 2018

We invite abstracts (in English) for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) presenting new research in all areas of Chinese linguistics (excluding applied linguistics and teaching of Chinese). Abstracts should be submitted exclusively via the Easy Chair conference system, using the following link:

The abstract should not exceed one page (examples and references included), with 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins and Times New Roman 12pt.
Submissions must be anonymous and all author-related file properties must be removed. Please include 2 to 4 keywords right below the title of the abstract.
No more than one single-authored and one co-authored abstract per person will be are accepted.
Papers that are included in the program must be presented by the author(s) and cannot be presented by proxies.
All presenters must be members of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics; an on-site registration will be possible at the conference.

Further relevant information will be posted in due time on the conference website:


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Teaching and learning L2 pragmatics:
Second language pragmatic development in the home and study abroad contexts
International Conference
28-29 June 2018 – Preston, United Kingdom

Call for Papers – Deadline: 15 March 2018

Confirmed Speakers

  • Professor Naoko Taguchi (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Professor Guofang Li (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Professor Gila A Schauer (Erfurt University, Germany)
  • Professor Dániel Kádár (University of Huddersfield, UK)
  • Dr Ken Fordyce (University of Edinburgh, UK)

This conference is themed towards second language pragmatic development in learning and teaching. We particularly welcome papers focussing on Chinese as a second language, or Chinese learners of English at home or in study abroad contexts.

  • Papers and posters are invited from researchers or practitioners in any field of language learning and teaching, to focus on an aspect of the conference theme:
  • The teaching and learning of L2 Chinese pragmatics at home or study abroad
  • The teaching and learning of pragmatics for Chinese English language learners at home or study abroad
  • Effective ways of teaching pragmatics in the classroom
  • Using ICT for pragmatic development
  • Pre-departure and in country pragmatics instruction
  • Testing and assessing pragmatic development
  • Affective factors influencing pragmatic development (e.g. motivation)

Abstract Proposals & Conference Enquiries

Papers are invited for presentations of 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions. Poster proposals are also welcome. A title and 250 word (maximum) proposal plus 50 word summary (all in one word document) should be submitted by Thursday 15th March 2018 to the following link:

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We look forward to seeing you in Preston in June 2018!

Nicola and Jiayi


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Fifth International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse

Short Title: The 5th ISCLD

Location: Sydney, Australia

Start Date: 18-Jun-2018 - 20-Jun-2018

Contact: Linda Tsung Wei Wang

Meeting URL:

Meeting Description:

The International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse (ISCLD) is a biennial international symposium that advances the exchange of scholarship and emphasizes an empirical orientation in functional discourse studies of the Chinese language. The theme of the 2018 symposium is Chinese Language in Action: Discourse, Literature, Culture and Education.

  • SCLD 1: 2010 University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • SCLD 2: 2012 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • SCLD 3: 2014 Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.
  • SCLD 4: 2016 Bryant University, USA
  • SCLD 5: 2018 University of Sydney, Australia

Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin