The Chinese Language Teachers Association Newsletter
News Update and New Jobs
(For September Issue, 2007)
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Important Announcement: Call for Papers for the 2008 CLTA Annual Meeting
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11 January 2008
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Princeton University East Asian
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 (JINGL@princeton.edu)
Department of East Asian Studies
211 Jones Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544-1008
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 (http://www.princeton.edu/clp) 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:
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 author’s information in the abstract. Please use xxx to replace name(s) of institution(s) where data are collected.
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 email@example.com
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.
Lecturer in Chinese
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the
Professor of Chinese (Mandarin)
The Michael J
Director of Chinese Language Program,
International Studies Program at
should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate
transcript, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Cecile Zorach,
Director of International Studies,
University of Florida
IN CHINESE LANGUAGE
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.
Chinese Language Coordinator
Dept. of AALL
470 Grinter Hall
PO BOX 115565
Gainesville, FL 32611
University, in cooperation with Yunnan Normal University in