The Chinese Language Teachers Association Newsletter

News Update and New Jobs

(For September Issue, 2007)

| News | Call for Papers | Jobs | Study in China|

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missed the deadline of the current issue of the CLTA Newsletter, but need to be posted immediately or else will be out-of-date.

Important Announcement: Call for Papers for the 2008 CLTA Annual Meeting

Call for Papers for the 2008 CLTA Annual Meeting: Instructions in English and in Chinese: 中文 (简体) and 中文 (繁體).

Abstract Submission Deadline: 11 January 2008

News 消息 











1. 各地的華語文教學發展歷程與影響因素;

2. 華語教師應具備的學識及素養;

3. 華語教師培育的課程內涵與制度;

4. 華語文教學專業系所之規畫與設置

5. 華語文相關的各類測試。

四、與會教師: 海內外華語文教師與學者約 200250人。

五、時間:  20071130(當日報到)


        2007123, 4, 5日(會後安排三天的單日旅遊行程,自選日期)


七、會後旅遊:2007123 - 5日(會後旅遊,三天兩夜)

八、費用: 請上網報名

1. 會務費:海外每位與會教師150美元(含會議期間的餐飲及論壇文集)


2. 住宿費用:雙人房每日每人約為30美元,單人房每日約為50美元。



    Phone: +886-2-2341-9812 分機 11   Fax: +86-2-2341-9746

    郵址:台灣台北市和平東路一段 162 台灣師大華語文教學研究所

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Call for Papers 徵稿

Princeton University East Asian Studies

For the past fifteen years, the East Asian Studies Program at  Princeton University has sponsored an annual conference on Chinese language instruction.  We are pleased to announce that we are holding another conference this year, on Saturday, April 26, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We invite proposals for presentations concerning research on Chinese language learning and teaching. The conference aims to include, but is not limited to, proposals on the following themes:

    Development of Materials
    Culture in Language Study
    Testing and Assessment
    Language Learning for Heritage Students
    Innovative Classroom Applications of Second-Language Acquisition Theories
    Computer-Assisted Language Learning
    Chinese Programs Abroad

Proposals: Presentations may be up to 15 minutes long. Please submit  a one-page abstract, either in English or in Chinese. We strongly 
encourage submissions by e-mail, but they may also be sent by mail. Please address abstracts to:

Ms. Jing Li (
Department of East Asian Studies
211 Jones Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544-1008
Tel: 609-258-9134
Fax: 609-258-7096

E-mail submissions must be formatted as Microsoft Word file attachments. All submissions must be received by January 31, 2008.
Funding: Limited funding for travel expenses (up to $500.00 if  traveling from Asia; $300.00 if traveling by airplane in North America, including local transportation; and up to $100.00 by automobile or train, including tolls and incidentals) will only be available to participants who present papers, one person per institution. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on Saturday for all participants.

Please check our website ( for updates and information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Li. We look forward to seeing you.


Call for Proposals


First International Symposium on Chinese Applied Linguistics


The First International Symposium on Chinese Applied Linguistics will be held at The University of Iowa on April 11-12, 2008.  The Symposium will be co-organized by The University of Iowa and East China Normal University. 


This Symposium will serve as a platform for researchers on Chinese applied linguistics around the world to generate ideas, cross disciplinary boundaries, and disseminate research about issues and concerns in the learning and teaching of Chinese as a non-primary language (including heritage language learning) across different acquisition stages in different settings.  The symposium is also connected to the launching of a new refereed journal entitled Journal of Chinese Applied Linguistics.  Proposals of theory-based and original studies on the following topics are invited:


  • Language acquisition
  • Language pedagogy
  • Curriculum development and/or material development
  • Language testing and assessment
  • Language and technology
  • Articulation
  • Program development and/or program evaluations
  • Learner characteristics
  • Teacher development
  • Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics
  • Sociocultural and language learning research
  • Corpus linguistics and language teaching


Abstract requirements:

Papers are presented within a twenty-minute period.  All abstracts will be blind and peer reviewed.  Submissions include two separate files: 1) the abstract and 2) author information.  



Abstracts should include the following components: title of paper, significance of the study, theoretical framework/background, research procedure, major findings, and references.  Abstracts can be written in Chinese (1,000 characters) or English (500 words).  Please do not include authors information in the abstract.  Please use xxx to replace name(s) of institution(s) where data are collected. 


Author information

Author information includes:  title of the paper, name of the author(s), email address(es), phone numbers, and affiliation(s). 


Submission deadline:  December 31, 2007.   Please submit both files (abstract and author information) electronically to


Notification of abstract acceptance: January 31, 2008


Registration fee: $20 for students, $40 for non-students.  Registration deadline:  February 29, 2008



Room and board for all presenters will be covered by the Symposium.


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Jobs 工作

University of Michigan

Lecturer in Chinese

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invites applications for three renewable one-year Lecturer positions in Chinese language starting September 1, 2007. Applicants should have an MA in a relevant field, native or near-native competence in oral/written Chinese and English, at least two years of experience in teaching Chinese as a second or foreign language at the college/university level, knowledge of US educational system, and familiarity with language teaching methodologies as well as computer-assisted language instruction. Expertise and experience in curriculum and program development are preferred.  Responsibilities include 10-12 instructional hours a week at any assigned levels and active involvement in teamwork and program affairs. A complete dossier includes a letter of application explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, a current CV, evidence of teaching excellence, a teaching demo DVD, and three letters of recommendation. Samples of materials and/or project development are strongly recommended. Please have all your application documents sent to ALC Chinese Search Committee, University of Michigan, Suite 6111, 202 S. Thayer StreetAnn Arbor, MI 48104-1608. Review of applications will start on November 1 and continue until the positions are filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the ACTFL conference in San Antonio, TX on November 16 and 17. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Terms and conditions for these positions are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers
Employee Organization. Inquiries should be directed to


Princeton University

Chinese Language Lecturer

Princeton University
.  Department of East Asian Studies invites  applications for lecturer-level positions that may become available beginning in September 2008.  Requirements include native or near-native fluency in Chinese (M.A. in Chinese linguistics, literature, history, or relevant discipline) and teaching experience.  Competitive salary.  AA/EOE.  Send a letter of application, resume, and three names of references (include phone and fax numbers and email addresses) by  January 15, 2008 to: Director of Chinese Language Program, 211 Jones Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-1008  Preliminary interview will be held at the CLTA and AAS 


Suffolk County Community College

Instructor/Assistant Professor of Chinese (Mandarin)

The Michael J. Grant Campus of Suffolk County Community College,  located in Brentwood, Long Island, New York, seeks experienced Chinese language instructor for a full-time tenure track appointment beginning Fall 2007. Rank will be determined by qualifications and teaching experience. Masters degree in Chinese, Applied Linguistics or a related field required; doctorate preferred. Initial responsibilities will include course and curriculum development as well as participation in the development of the Institute for the Study of Critical Languages and Cultures. Subsequently, the successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses each semester in elementary and/or intermediate Chinese. Familiarity with a broad range of instructional materials and methodologies, including multimedia and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) resources is desirable. Native or near native competency in Mandarin Chinese and excellent command of English are required. The exact salary will be determined by prior teaching experience and placement on the salary scale negotiated by the Faculty Association of SCCC. Applicants may apply online to Human Resources at (SCCC Reference 07-40). SCCC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator.


Director of Chinese Language Program, Franklin and Marshall College


The International Studies Program at Franklin and Marshall College invites applications for Director of the Chinese Language Program, starting July 2008.  Ph.D. preferable, though not required.  Responsibilities include teaching three courses of Chinese language or culture per semester, supervising a Language Fellow/Drill Instructor, collaborating with East Asianists in other departments, and administering the program.  The candidate must have knowledge of and extensive experience in Mandarin language teaching at the college level, have experience in administrative work and supervising TAs, and have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin and English.


Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Cecile Zorach, Director of International Studies, Franklin and Marshall College, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA  17604-3003.  We will not accept application materials electronically. Deadline for receipt of applications is November 1, 2007.  We will conduct interviews at the ACTFL annual meeting in San Antonio, TX. 


Franklin and Marshall College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to cultural pluralism.  EOE



University of Florida


The University of Florida seeks applicants for a full-time position as Lecturer in Chinese Language, to begin Fall 2008 with option to start in summer. Duties will be in rapidly expanding programs for East Asian Languages & Literatures majors and for non-traditional students of Chinese language and culture. Responsibilities are divided between teaching in the undergraduate BA program and assisting in the design of a teaching certification program for Chinese language majors and for K-12 teachers in the state of Florida. Candidates should hold a MA in linguistics by time of appointment, specialize in pedagogy and second-language acquisition, and be familiar with language-teaching methodologies as well as computer-assisted language instruction. They should have native or near-native competence in Chinese and English, and teaching experience at U.S. college level.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, a teaching video, and three letters of recommendation to Chair, Chinese Lecturer Search Committee, PO Box 115565, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida  32611-5565. Reference # 00008934.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the ACTFL Conference in San Antonio, Texas on November 16 and 17. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Elinore Fresh
Chinese Language Coordinator
Dept. of AALL
470 Grinter Hall
PO BOX 115565
Gainesville, FL 32611
TEL: 352-846-2855


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Study in China 留學

Duke University, in cooperation with Yunnan Normal University in Kunming, China, will offer its annual semester program of study in spring 2008. Applications are welcome from degree-seeking students at all accredited colleges and universities in the US and Canada who have completed the equivalent of one year of Chinese language study by the commencement of the program. The program runs from February 15-May 30, 2008 and the deadline for applications is October 1, 2007. For more information on both Duke spring and summer programs, please see the website at

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