CLTA Annual Conference Program

11/19-21, 2004, Hilton, Chicago, IL



Friday, 9:30-10:45am, 11/19/04 

Room 4A


Friday, 9:30-10:45am, 11/19/04  

Room 4C

Panel Title: The Discourse Aspect of Chinese Language Teaching

Chair: Wendan Li

(1) Instruction and Acquisition of Discourse Structures, Janet Zhiqun Xing, Western Washington University

(2) Delaying and Repair Strategies in Conversation and Spoken Language Teaching, Hongyin Tao, UC Los Angeles

(3) L2 Acquisition of Chinese Topic Chains: Developmental Sequence and Contributing Factors, Yun Xiao, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

(4) Teaching Topic Chains to Reflect the Coding Strategy of the Chinese Language, Wendan Li, UNC at Chapel Hill


Panel Title: On-line Chinese Placement Test: Assessing All Four Skills

Chair: Meng Yeh

(1) The Development of the Rice Online Chinese Placement Test, Meng Yeh, Rice University

(2) The Implementation of the Rice Online Chinese Placement Test, Chaomei Shen, Rice University

(3) Online Proficiency Test in ExTemplate, Claire Bartlett, Rice University

(4) Towards Collaborative Learning: The Implementation of Peer Response in Online Courses, Haidan Wang, University of Hawaii




Friday, 1:30-2:45pm, 11/19/2004

Room 4A


Friday, 1:30-2:45pm, 11/19/2004

Room 4B


Friday, 1:30-2:45pm, 11/19/2004

Room 4C

Panel Title: Empirical Studies on CFL Acquisition: Orthography and Syntax

Chair: Helen H. Shen

(1) The Development of Radical Knowledge and Its Impact on Character Acquisition among Beginning CFL Learners, Helen H. Shen, University of Iowa

(2) Orthography and Reading Competence Development Among Intermediate Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language, Chuanren Ke, University of Iowa

(3) Acquisition of  le  in Mandarin Chinese at the Discourse Level,

      Lixia Ma, University of Iowa

(4) A New Research Perspective on Traditional vs. Simplified Character Learning for CFL Students, Chia-hui Ch’iu, University of Iowa


Panel Title: How to Integrate Classical and Modern Chinese in Instruction

Chair: Chih-Ping Chou

(1) An Analysis of the Current Status of Classical Chinese Instruction in the USA, Chih-Ping Chou, Princeton University

(2) Teaching Grammar in Traditional Chinese Literature Reading, Xia Liang, Washington University at St. Louis

(3) Understanding and Teaching Classical Chinese Function Words, Yongping Zhu, University of Wisconsin-Madison

(4) The Combination of Classical and Modern Chinese in Language Teaching, Wei Wang, Princeton University


Panel Title: Standards-Based Teaching Units for K-12 Chinese Classes

Chair: Lucy Lee

(1) Performance-based Activities for Elementary School Students, April Song, George Jackson Elementary School, Jericho, NY

(2) Learning Chinese Through TPR Storytelling – A Model Lesson for Middle-school Students, Yuancho Meng, Oak Hill Middle School, Newton, MA

(3) Standards-based Module Lesson for High School Students, Jeannie Subisak, Columbus Academy, Gahanna, OH

(4) Discussant: Chih-Wen Su, Amherst Regional High School, Amherst, MA


Friday, 4:30-5:45pm, 11/19/2004

Room 4A


Friday, 4:30-5:45pm, 11/19/2004

Room 4B


Friday, 4:30-5:45pm, 11/19/2004

Room 4C

Panel Title: Integrating technology into Chinese  

   Material Design

Chair: Fang-yi Chao

(1) Activity Types for Learning Chinese on the Web, Tao-chung Yao, University of Hawaii

(2) Creating Web-based Activities for Chinese Language Instruction: Principles and Applications, Fang-yi Chao, University of Colorado

(3) Zhuyin Right in MS-Word: Introducing the Design and Functions of a Zhuyin Software Program, Cheng-zhi Chu, Stanford University

(4) Building Chinese Vocabulary on the Flash, Song Jiang, University of Hawaii


Panel Title: Field Building and Creative Language  


Chair: Claudia Ross

(1). The Chinese Language Field Initiative: A Summary Report, Scott McGinnis, Defense Language Institute-Washington Office

(2) Chinese Language Studies: The State of the Field, Claudia Ross, College of the Holy Cross

(3) Establishing a “Global Chinese Language and Culture Center with Standards of SCORM and LOM, Fengzhu Luo, Taiwan Yuanzhi University

(4) Teaching Chinese in Context - Balancing Power and Politeness. Huey H. Lin,
University of California, Los Angeles

Panel title: Studies on Classroom Input and Second

    Language Acquisition

Chair: Xiao Hong Wen

(1) Instructors’ and Learners’ Beliefs about Target Language Use, First Language Use, and Learner Anxiety in Chinese Language Classes: A Questionnaire Study. Li-Chun Lee-Thompson, Butler University

(2) Learner Data and Validity in Studies of Chinese as a Second Language. Jun Yang, University of Chicago

(3) An Application of “Structured Input” into Listening Comprehension Practice for Japanese-speaking Learners of Chinese: A Case of Bu and Mei, Aiqun Liu, Graduate School of International Media & Communication, Hokkaido University

(4) Instructional Effects on the Acquisition of Chinese as a Foreign Language. Xiaohong Wen, University of Houston


Friday, 6:00-7:15pm, 11/19/2004

Room 4A


Friday, 6:00-7:15pm, 11/19/2004

Room 4B


Friday, 6:00-7:15pm, 11/19/2004

Room 4C

Panel Title: Newly Available Teaching Materials with Distinctive Features

Chair: Rongrong Liao

(1) Wit and Humor: An Easy Chinese Reading Series to Be Published, Biao Wang, Beijing Language and Culture University Press

(2) NCC—An Innovative Chinese Primer Series for American College and High School, Xiaozhou Wu, Santa Monica College

(3) A Digitized Task-based Intermediate Chinese Course, Patrick Lin, Defense Language Institute

(4) Features and Practicality of 100+ Online Interactive Reading Lessons, Rongrong Liao, Defense Language Institute

Panel Title: Modified Input/Interaction in the Chinese ClassroomAn Examination on Repetition, Teacher Questions, and Topic Chains

 Chair: Yixiu Chen

(1) A Study of the Relationship between Pedagogical Repetition and Student Feedback, Xiaoyun Liang, National Taiwan Normal University

(2) A Study of the Relationship between Teacher Questions and Student Response: A Comparison between the Cases of Beginner and Intermediate CFL Classes, Yixiu Chen, National Taiwan Normal University.

 (3) A Study of the Relationship between Side Sequence and Student Interaction: The Function of Triggers and Indicators, Alice Lee, National Taiwan Normal University.

(4) Metacognition and Chinese L2 Reading, Ceclia Chang, Williams College.


Panel Title:  Form-focused Instruction and Communicative Task Design and Implementation

Chair: Maiheng Dietrich

(1) Task Design and Implementation in Business Chinese Teaching, Fangyuan Yuan, University of Pennsylvania

(2) Form-focused Communicative Tasks in Beginning Level Chinese Class, Maiheng Dietrich, University of Pennsylvania

(3) Developing a Task-based Language Course for MBA Students, Grace Wu, University of Pennsylvania

(4) Discussant: Chuanren Ke, University of Iowa


Saturday, 8:15-9:30am, 11/20/04

Room 4A


Saturday, 8:15-9:30am, 11/20/04

Room 4B


Saturday, 8:15-9:30am, 11/20/04

Room 4C

Panel Title: Beyond the Textbook:  Using Digitized Texts in the Chinese Language Classroom

Chair: Frances Yufen Lee Mehta

(1) Printed Vs. Digitized Texts in Advanced Chinese Language Courses, Li-ling Hsiao, UNC-Chapel Hill

(2) Can Technology Reshape Pedagogy?  Using Clavis Sinica with Digitized Texts, Lo Sun Perry, University of Puget Sound

(3) Have Fun Doing Homework:  The Application and Integration of a Chinese

    Reading Tool, Frances Yufen Lee Mehta, Cornell University

(4) Computer Assisted Chinese Learning: Building a Mental Representation of the Tones, Liang Tao, Ohio University


Panel Title: The SAT Subject Test in Chinese

Chair: Kim Kaye

(1) An Overview of the SAT Chinese Test, Kim Kaye, Educational Testing Service

(2) Student Voices from the Field, Min Zhang, Indiana Academy & Ball State University

(3) The Role of Colleges in the SAT Chinese Test, Neil Kubler, Williams College


Panel Title: On Designing a Comprehensive Curriculum of Chinese as a Foreign Language

Chair: Shengli Feng

(1) The Vocabulary in a Comprehensive Curriculum of Chinese as a Foreign Language, Lening Liu, Columbia University

(2) The Speech Act in a Comprehensive Curriculum of Chinese as a Foreign Language, Jenny Wang, United States Naval Academy

(3) Using the Principles of a Comprehensive Curriculum of Chinese to Teach Heritage Students, Emily Huang, Harvard University

(4) The Syntax in a Comprehensive Curriculum of Chinese as a Foreign Language, Shengli Feng, Harvard University



Saturday, 10:00-11:15am, 11/20/04

Room 4A


Saturday, 10:00-11:15am, 11/20/04

Room 4B


Saturday, 10:00-11:15am, 11/20/04

Room 4C

Panel Title: Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language Based on Network Techniques

Chair: Jianfei Ma

(1) Teaching Design and Technical Analysis of the “Great Wall Chinese” Pedagogical Model, Jianfei Ma, Beijing Language and Culture University

(2) A New Model for Chinese Pedagogy – “Great Wall Chinese” and its Design, Xuemei Zhao, Beijing Language and Culture University

(3) The Sino-American Network Language Pedagogy Program and its “CHENGONG” Textbook, Songhao Liu, Beijing University

(4) An Analysis of the Factors which Influence Language Pedagogy in the Network Environment, Fati Wu, Beijing Normal University

Panel Title: Pedagogy and Pedagogical Grammar

Chair: Wenze Hu

(1) Iconicity in the Teaching of Chinese, Zhengsheng Zhang, San Diego State University

(2) Pedagogical Grammar and Content-based Instruction for Teaching Chinese, Sue-mei Wu, Carnegie Mellon University

(3) Conception, Grammar and Teaching, Wenze Hu, Harvard University

(4) Discussant: Mien-hwa Chiang, University of Pennsylvania


Panel Title: Same or Different—Comparative Studies of Programs Home and Abroad: Curriculum, Textbook, Language Pledge and Post-Study Abroad Placement

Chair: Judy Zhijun Mu

(1) Learning and Teaching Chinese in the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD): a Study on a Curriculum Design of Intermediate Chinese in an Overseas Program and a Program on a U.S Campus, Carolyn Kunshan Lee, Duke University

(2) “Success with Chinese” — Evaluating a New Beginner’s Textbook for Overseas Programs, De An Wu Swihart, University of Memphis

(3) Enforcing the Language Pledge: A Mission Possible?, Judy Zhijun Mu, Washington University in St. Louis

(4) Placement after Studying Abroad - A Closer Look at Returned Students, Lunghua Hu, Brown University


Saturday, 1:30-2:45pm, 11/20/04

Room 4A


Saturday, 1:30-2:45pm, 11/20/04

Room 4B


Saturday, 1:30-2:45pm, 11/20/04

Room 4C

Panel Title: On-line Assessment and Teaching Tools: The STAMP (Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency) Project for Chinese

Chair: Madeline K. Spring

(1) An Overview of the Project, Madeline K. Spring, University of Colorado Boulder

(2) How Does STAMP Differ from Other Assessment Tools for Chinese, Richard Chi, University of Utah

(3) Why is STAMP Critical for Students and Teachers on the Secondary Level, Yu-lan Lin, Boston Public Schools

(4) Responding to External Mandates for Standards-based Foreign Language Teaching, Hongming Zhang, University of Wisconsin Madison


Panel Title: From Pedagogical Grammar to Grammar Pedagogy

Chair: Jianhua Bai

(1) Innovative Approach to Beginning Chinese Grammar Pedagogy, Meiqing Zhang, Brown University

(2) Sentence Patterns, “Scenarios” and Grammar Pedagogy, Fang Liu, Oberlin College

(3) Grammar Pedagogy Beyond the Beginning Level, Li Zhu, Beijing CET

(4) Discussant: Jianhua Bai, Kenyon College


Panel Title: The Interface of Notion and Discourse: Grammatical Patterns and Strategies in Spontaneous Spoken Chinese and their Pedagogical Applications

Chair: Jianqi Wang

(1) The Coherency and Incoherency of Spontaneous Spoken Discourse of Mandarin Chinese, Jianqi Wang, Ohio State University

(2) Using Chengyu the “Wrong” Way: Structure,

    Strategy and Context in Spontaneous Spoken  

    Discourse, Xiaobin Jian, College of William

    and Mary

(3) Performative Grammar: Authentic Discourse as Pedagogical Unit, Matthew B. Christensen, Brigham Young University

(4) Bridging Research and Teaching on Discourse Grammar of Chinese (Discussant), Ying-che Li, University of Hawaii



Saturday, 4:30-5:45pm, 11/20/04

Room 4A


Saturday, 4:30-5:45pm, 11/20/04

Room 4B


Saturday, 4:30-5:45pm, 11/20/04

Room 4C

Panel Title: Jump-start CALL with Pedagogical Enhancement

Chair: Jennifer Liu

(1) Pinyin Input Error Analysis, Tianwei Xie, California State University

(2) Is It Enough to Provide Students Website Addresses ? Hsin-hsin Liang, The University of Virginia

(3) Cognitive Network for Chinese Character Learning, Jennifer Liu, Indiana University

(4) Gateway to Chinese Language and Culture: a Computer Template, Dr. Xueying Wang and Prof. Li-Chuang Chi, Johns Hopkins University

Panel title: Study of Chinese Syntactic Structures and    

   Their Acquisition

Chair: Miaofen Tseng

(1) Verb-Copying Constructions and Double-Object Constructions in Chinese:  Perspective in Cognitive Constraints on information Processing. Jyun-gwang Fred Chen, Graduate Institute of TCSL, National Taiwan Normal University

(2) A Comparative Study on the Production of Conditional Sentences in Chinese and English, Miao-Fen Tseng, University of Virginia

(3) Semantic Analysis of Ye and Its Pedagogical Grammar, Xiu-fen Jian, National Taiwan Normal University.

(4) Modality Adverbs and Chinese Pedagogy. Shuhui Su, University of Hawaii


Panel Title: Teaching Business Chinese

Chair: Jane Kuo

(1) Designing of Business Chinese Curriculum, Qian He, University of California San Diego

(2) Teaching Strategies for Elementary Level of Business Chinese, Tian Yuan, CIEE

(3) Using Internet to Facilitate a Business Chinese Course, Peng Wang, Georgetown University

(4) When Professors Listen: Using Presentation to Evaluate Students' True Comprehension, Jane Kuo, Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management




Sunday,9:00-10:15am,  11/21/04

Room 4A



Sunday,9:00-10:15am,  11/21/04

Room 4C

Pa Panel Title: A New Approach in Chinese Language Teaching - Computerized Chinese

Chair: Wen Chao He

(1) Computerized Chinese: A Completely New Approach in Teaching Chinese, Wen Chao He, New York University

(2) Get Twice the Result with Half the Effort----Issues on Teaching the Computerized Course, Dela X. Jiao, New York University

(3) Brand New Chinese--A Fundamental Reform of Chinese Language Curriculum, Qiuxia Shao & Jianna Zhang, New York University


Panel Title: Technology and Language Teaching:

Chair: Yeafen Chen

(1) A web-based Concordancer for Chinese Language Teaching and Research. Jun Da, Middle Tennessee State University

(2) Reading News Articles with Wenlin: To Use it or not to Use it? Limin Zheng, Foreign Service Institute, State Department

(3) Killing Two Birds with One Stone: A Chinese Film Course Which Attracts Potential Students and Helps Advanced Students. Yea-Fen Chen, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

(4) On Designing Online Chinese Learning Material,  Kuei-Lan H. Chen, Defense Language Institute