This page only contains news items and job announcements which have missed the deadline of the current issue of the CLTA Newsletter, but need to be posted immediately or else will be out-of-date.
AP Chinese Language and Culture Online Presentation (by Dr. Scott McGinnis) (May 10, 2005 at 6:30-7:30p.m. EST. Free)
Please be advised that the tentative dates for the 1st World Chinese conference published in the Newsletter (March issue, 2005) are changed. Now the registration date is July 19 and the dates for the conference are July 20-22. The dates for the 8th Conference on Chinese Teaching are July 23-25. Please see the official web site:http://www.hyconference.edu.cn/market/shihan/412042.htm for details. If you have any questions, please contact Hanban directly. The contact information is available in the web page.
Dear CLTA members:
On behalf of the CLTA board of directors, I am very pleased to report that Professor Cynthia Ning, University of Hawaii, has accepted reappointment as the Executive Director of CLTA for a second term (2005-2009).
The reappointment follows upon a systematic process where an ED review committee made a recommendation to the Board, and the Board voted unanimously for Professor Ning's reappointment.
As many Board and CLTA members have commented, Professor Ning has done an excellent job for CLTA in the past four years as a "traffic controller" and "a consummate diplomat." She has maintained the CLTA headquarters with thoughtfulness and good humor, and has contributed a great deal to CLTA in its development, professionalism, and continuity. We are grateful for her dedication to CLTA and to our growing and changing field. Professor Ning's organizational experience, administrative skills, and leadership qualities are all extremely valuable to CLTA and to the Board.
We look forward to Professor Ning's leadership and service in the next four years.
Hong Gang Jin
CLTA President of 2005
Professor of Chinese
Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Clinton, NY 13323
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In order to further promote empirical research in Teaching Chinese as a
Foreign Language, the Jiede 皆得 Committee, [representing the CLTA Jiēdé
(everyone-attains) Empirical Research Grant established in 2003], is pleased
to announce that we will hold another workshop entitled "The Second CFL
Empirical Research Workshop" at the 2005 CLTA Annual Meeting in Baltimore,
Maryland. The workshop will be open to twenty CLTA members and will be held
from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm on Friday, November 18, 2005. All CLTA members who
are interested in learning the basic concepts and skills of empirical
research in CFL are welcome to attend.
The workshop will be conducted by Professor Michael Everson, and is designed
for individuals with little or no knowledge of the research process.
Professor Everson's compilation of a complete bibliography of empirical
studies in our field will be distributed to workshop attendees.
We would like to get some sense of how well this endeavor will be received
by the CLTA membership. If you are interested in the workshop, please take
a short moment to fill out a SURVEY for us (e-mail CUI Songren at
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The Jiede Empirical
Research Grant for Chinese Pedagogy/Chinese Applied Linguistics 皆得研究基金 Call
The Chinese Language Teachers Association invites proposals for the Jiede (all-attain) Empirical Research Grant, established in 2003 by an anonymous member. The grant will support empirical research in Chinese pedagogy and applied linguistics that contributes to building a sound understanding of teaching and learning Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL). The recipient will be expected to present a paper at the annual meeting of the CLTA or to submit a progress report at the end of the grant term.
Awards: The Jiede Research Grant awards up to $ 1500 to a CLTA member whose research project exhibits innovation and long-term pedagogical benefit to the field of CFL. Grant funds may be used for fieldwork, data analysis, or travel.
Eligibility: All junior faculty in academic institutions (assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers), all independent researchers, and all graduate students in registered M.A. or Ph.D. programs who conduct empirical research in the Chinese language are eligible to apply. The recipient should have no other grant support.
Application: Submit electronically a two to four-page proposal to include a description of the research project, its objectives, methods, expected
completion date, and a brief statement of how the grant funds are to be used. Please do not identify yourself in the proposal. Send with the
proposal in a separate attachment a brief (maximum one-page) curriculum vitae, indicating your current status, institutional affiliation (if any), educational background and contact information. Identifying information will be removed prior to forwarding to the committee for anonymous review.
Address: To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Jiede Application
Deadline: Proposals must be received by March 31, 2005 at CLTA Headquarters.
Notification: Applicants will be notified of results by April 30, 2005
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Bowdoin College invites applications for a full time Chinese Language lecturer position with a two-year contract, starting Fall 2005. Minimum qualifications are M.A. in Linguistics or Chinese Language Pedagogy. Preference will be given to applicants with prior training and experience in language teaching at the college level. Responsibilities include: beginning and intermediate Chinese language instruction, individual tutorials, and other work in support of the Chinese language program. Please send cover letter, cv, videotape of classroom teaching, three letters of recommendation, and class evaluations (if available) to Chair, Asian Studies Program, Bowdoin College, 7500 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Review will begin April 10, 2005 and continue until the position is filled. Bowdoin College is an AA/EOE institution. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. [ Back to Top]
Chinese Lecturer at Dartmouth College
The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern
Languages and Literatures has been authorized to begin a search for a
second full-time position in Chinese at the rank of Lecturer or Senior
lecturer. Appointment will begin 7/1/2005. Initial appointment will be
for a term of one year with the
The Department of Asian Languages and Literature at The University of Iowa has an opening for a full-time non-tenure-track Lecturer position in Chinese Language to begin in August 2006, renewable for two additional years pending positive teaching reviews. Salary is commensurate with experience. Responsibilities include: teaching three classes per semester that may include first- to fifth-year Chinese language, supervising graduate Teaching Assistants, and assisting the Chinese language program coordinator with program development. Requirements: native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English; Ph.D. (preferred) or M.A. in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language and Literature, or related fields; extensive experience in teaching Chinese at the college/university level in North America. Experience in technology-based CFL instruction and in curriculum development for both domestic and abroad settings is a plus. Send letter of application, CV, a videotape of a 50-minute Chinese teaching class, and three letters of recommendation to Helen Shen, Department of Asian Languages and Literature, 661 Phillips Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2005 and will continue until position is filled. The University of Iowa is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.[ Back to Top]
Chinese Instructor at
Pasadena City College
Pasadena Area Community College District is
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The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Rutgers University invites applications for a one-year appointment for the position of full-time instructor in Chinese beginning Fall 2005. Teaching duties for the position (of up to 24 credit hours per year) will primarily include Chinese language courses at all levels. The position requires a degree of MA or higher in applied linguistics, Chinese language pedagogy, second language acquisition, Chinese linguistics, or a related field. Candidates must possess native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English. Evidence of commitment to dynamic and effective language teaching is essential. Experience with computer-based instruction and Chinese language instructional software is a plus. Although the chief duties of this annual position are in language courses, the ability to teach general lecture courses in Chinese literature and culture will be favorably considered. The ideal candidate will also possess the skills to coordinate multiple sections of a course and supervise the adjunct instructors for those sections. Submit application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, and three recommendation letters to:
Chair, Chinese Annual Instructor Search Committee Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
330 Scott Hall, 43 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Review of complete applications will begin April 20th, 2005. Rutgers
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The Department of East Asian Languages and
Civilizations at the
University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a
full time Visiting Instructor in Modern Chinese literature and language
beginning August 2005. This is a one-year appointment. Responsibilities
include teaching six courses over two semesters and cooperating with
other faculty in the Chinese program. The successful candidate will
teach modern civilization and film, traditional Chinese fiction in
translation, plus an advanced-level language class. Ph.D. or ABD. Salary
competitive. Please or send the following materials by email, fax, or
express mail: curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three letters of
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the
University of Pennsylvania
announces the availability of a full-time position as
Lecturer in the Chinese Language Program for the academic year 2005-06.
The appointment will be for one year with an expectation that it will be
renewed annually for up to an additional two years based on satisfactory
performance. Applicants for the position should possess at least a
Master's degree in Education or Humanities with a primary focus on
language and pedagogy. They should have native or near-native
competency in Mandarin and fluency in English. Preference will be given
to candidates who have experience in teaching Chinese language at all
levels. Duties include teaching language classes (3 courses per
semester), attending meetings of the Chinese language program, and
working with the Coordinator of the language program and China faculty
on materials development. Please send a cover letter, CV, a statement of
teaching philosophy, two letters of recommendation, visa status (if not
a U.S. citizen) to:
The Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics at the
Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites application for a nine-month
appointment at the level of lecturer in Chinese language beginning
September 2005. Renewal is possible depending on the need of the
language program. The position is pending budgetary approval. Salary is