The Chinese Language Teachers Association Newsletter

News Update and New Jobs

(For December Issue, 2006)

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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have missed the deadline of the current issue of the CLTA Newsletter, but need to be posted immediately or else will be out-of-date.

News 消息

《海外小遊學家師大華語夏令營》NTNU Mandarin Summer Camp


Introduction: As part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages, the Department of State Critical Language Scholarships will provide funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers ( and affiliated partners.

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2007

Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be either currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate* or graduate level or have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program no more than 2 years ago (May 2005). Students in all disciplines including business, engineering, science, the social sciences and humanities are encouraged to apply. Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters). The U.S. Department of State and CAORC welcome all eligible applications and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or handicap condition.

Duration: Programs range from 7 weeks to 11 weeks, beginning in early to mid-June with a pre-departure orientation in the U.S. Students must attend the full program and participate in all program activities.

Grant Benefits: All program costs are covered for participants. This includes travel between the student’s home city and program location, pre-departure orientation costs, applicable visa fees, room, board, travel within country and all entrance fees for program activities. University level credit may be available. Note: U.S. passport fees will not be paid by the scholarship.

Designated Program Site in Hong Kong for Chinese learners: The Chinese Language Centre (CLC) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will be responsible for all academic program activities, with logistic and non-academic support provided by the Hong Kong American Center, which works closely with the U.S. Consulate and Hong Kong government and administers Fulbright exchanges in Hong Kong.

Program and Related Details: Both Intermediate and Advanced class (according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guideline) are available. Program details, including dates and related information in PDF format are available by clicking on the CAORC PROGRAM Button in the Center’s web site (, which also provides other information about the Center, the University and Hong Kong.






            Building upon its 10 years of program experience, Associated Colleges in China (ACC),

a study abroad consortium, is pleased to announce its new and exciting Language and Field Studies Program beginning in Summer 2007.  Pending final funding notification, this new ACC field studies program will be able to award full scholarships 10-12 highly qualified US undergraduate students with full scholarships to participate in a 7-week total immersion and field experience program in China.




  • Seven-week immersion program in China, from June 18 to August 05, 2007.
  • Three-week Chinese language courses in Beijing focusing on advanced language and culture studies, including advanced lexical, grammar and discourse development, conversational and presentational skills, and Chinese culture lectures.
  • Native-speaking Chinese faculty with extensive experience teaching foreign students.
  • 2 Undergraduate course credits from Hamilton College.
  • Three-week field study in northwestern and central China (logistical support provided by local education agencies and NGOs).
  • One-week information dissemination, program reflection, and evaluation.




  • Participants will have lectures and hands-on projects engaging in a comparative study on US and Chinas contemporary society and educational systems focusing on rural areas.
  • Field studies at three sites:  Lanzhou (Gansu), Nanchang (Jiangxi), and Hefei (Anhui).
  • Participants will give a presentation on his/her education experiences at the three educational conferences/workshops for Chinese school teachers.
  • Participants will also visit rural schools and travel to local cultural sites.
  • The participants will travel with members of the Education and Science Society (ESS), the co-sponsor of the three education conferences.  (ESS is an NGO with over 20 years of experience in promoting quality of education in rural China).
  • On the 7th week, participants will travel back to Beijing to reflect on and evaluate his/her China field studies experiences and will share them with fellow students in the program and other programs in Beijing.
  • Upon their return to the U.S., participants are strongly encouraged to share their China field experiences with schoolmates, their local community and local public schools.




  • Have recently completed at least one semester of a Study Abroad Program in China.
  • Have achieved Chinese at the advanced-mid proficiency by ACTFL standards.
  • Have completed 4 years of college Chinese or the equivalent at a reputable U.S. university program or a study abroad program in China.
  • Must be an undergraduate student with a strong background in East Asia and China.
  • As a requirement of the granting agency, applicants must be U.S. citizens and undergraduate students (including graduating seniors) enrolled in US institutions.




  • 10-12 full scholarships available from the U.S. Department of Education (pending approval).
  • International travel, program tuition, food, and lodging in China will be covered.





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Call for Papers 徵稿

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Jobs 工作



ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CHINESE.  Candidates for this renewable appointment will be evaluated according to the following qualifications: advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Chinese literature or linguistics; native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English; promise or evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level; scholarship or scholarly potential; a firm commitment to high quality undergraduate education; and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues. Applicants with expertise in second-language acquisition; informational technology, and assessment are especially encouraged to apply.  To receive full consideration, individuals should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, official university transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a DD Form 214 (if claiming veterans preference) to the Department of Foreign Languages, ATTN: Ms. Rose Maresco, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York 10996.  For additional information contact Dr. Ingeborg Kohn at (845) 938-4987. The position will remain open until filled.


The United States Military Academy is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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INSTRUCTOR/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE FIELD OF CHINESE LANGUAGE (Two positions)  The positions require the ability to contribute to the Department mission by excellence in teaching, scholarship, faculty development, cadet development, and service.  The successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education and an ability to teach second language acquisition, and expertise in instructional technology and assessment. Candidates should have a genuine concern for the development of competent, committed military officers, but military experience is not required.  The positions are full time, non-renewable three year appointments.   Competitive salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Applicants must hold a bachelors or higher degree that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in Chinese, or have a combination of education and experience (courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above.  Candidates will be evaluated against the following factors: (1) academic accomplishment; (2) native or near native fluency in Chinese and in English; (3) promise or evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level; (4) scholarship or scholarly potential; (5) a firm commitment to high quality undergraduate education.  Funds for moving to West Point are authorized.  To receive full consideration, individuals should submit the following:  cover letter, curriculum vitae, official academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a DD Form 214 (if claiming veterans preference) to the United States Military Academy, Department of Foreign Languages, ATTN:  Dr. Ingeborg Kohn, West Point, New York 10996.  For additional information, contact Dr. Kohn at (845) 938-4987; email:  Closing date for applications is February 1, 2007. These positions are not restricted to U.S. citizens, but non-citizens cannot be hired if qualified citizens are available. 


The United States Military Academy is an equal-opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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University at Albany Lecturer in Chinese Language
The Department of East Asian Studies at the University at Albany seeks candidates for a full-time Lecturer in Chinese Language to begin Fall 2007. This is a three year term appointment with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will teach three modern Mandarin language courses per semester. These will consist of first and second year Mandarin Chinese language courses. The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese. A Master's degree or Ph.D. from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Dept. of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization in Chinese language pedagogy or a related field is required. Candidates with teaching experience and experience in designing and developing language courses are strongly preferred. Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendations by March 1, 2007 to: Chair, Chinese Lecturer Search Committee, Humanities 210, University at Albany, Albany NY 12222. Phone: 518-442-4117; Fax: 518-442-4118. E-mail queries: Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. The University at Albany is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

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WINONA, MN 55897

Mandarin Chinese Language Assistant Professor


The Global Studies Program at Winona State University invites applications for a fixed-term, nine-month position at the rank of assistant professor in Mandarin Chinese language instruction to begin fall semester 2007.  Extension is possible contingent upon performance and budget.  We seek candidates who are prepared to teach introductory and intermediate level courses in Mandarin Chinese language and culture as well as contribute to curriculum development.  The normal teaching load will be three courses (four credits each) per semester.  The primary responsibility is teaching.  Other responsibilities include serving on departmental and university committees.  Minimum qualifications are Ph.D. in Mandarin Chinese language: pedagogy, linguistics, or related field (all requirements met by date of hire); concentrated coursework, and/or demonstrated expertise in Mandarin Chinese language; demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the post-secondary level; native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese language (all skill areas).  Candidates with the following credentials will be given special consideration:


1.      Demonstrated effectiveness/experience in teaching Mandarin Chinese to students at an American University

2.      Training in Mandarin Chinese language teaching methods

3.      Background in teaching with technology

4.      Experience with program and curriculum development

5.      Scholarly/creative achievement in area of specialization

6.      Contributions to student development

7.      Contributions to department/university life

8.      Familiarity with teaching simplified Mandarin Chinese characters


The salary will depend upon qualifications and will range from low to mid-forties, based on faculty contract.  Position is available pending budgetary approval.  All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.


The interdisciplinary global studies program at Winona State University offers a major and a minor and currently has three full-time faculty persons.  Further information about the program can be obtained by visiting


Applicants should submit cover letter addressing listed qualifications and responsibilities, vita, transcripts (graduate and undergraduate), relevant course syllabus and course materials, and at least three current letters of reference* Applications must be postmarked March 15, 2007 to be considered.


*Persons writing letters of reference should be advised of Minnesotas open record law which can make such letters available to applicants upon request.


APPLY TO:  Chinese Language Search, Human Resources Office, Winona State University, P.O. Box 5838, Winona, MN 55987  507-457-5008 (Office); 507-457-2269 (Fax); (E-Mail); (website).


Winona State University (MnSCU) is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Study in China 留學

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