Overseas Education College of Xiamen University

China-U.S. Forum on the Research and Teaching of Chinese Language and Culture at the College Level (The 2nd Xiamen University-Purdue University International Forum on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language)

Announcement

The China-U.S. Forum on the Research and Teaching of Chinese Language and Culture at the College Level (The 2nd Xiamen University-Purdue University International Forum on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language), hosted by Xiamen University, will be held on December 10th-11th, 2022 at Xiamen University. The Forum aims to promote research on the theory and share best practices of teaching Chinese language and culture among the U.S. and Chinese faculty teaching at the college level, facilitate disciplinary development and skills training for international Chinese education, and strengthen academic exchanges and cooperation among the U.S. and Chinese university teachers, scholars, and experts. The Forum is jointly organized by the Chinese International Education College (Overseas Education College) at Xiamen University and the School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue University, and co-organized by Chinese Testing International Co., Ltd., and Chinese Plus with a combination of both online and offline platforms. We are now calling for abstracts of papers and looking forward to contributions from scholars as well as teaching professionals as we explore opportunities, challenges, and trends of Chinese language teaching in China and the U.S., thereby advancing our profession.

I. Date and Venue

(I) Date

The Forum will be held on December 10th-11th, 2022 with registration on December 9th, 2022.

(II) Venue

In-person Venue: Sciences and Arts Center of Xiamen University; Virtual Venue: Zoom

II. Topics

The main topics of the Forum include but are not limited to the following:

(I) Development and research of distance or hybrid courses and flipped classroom

(II) Design and research of Chinese language/culture study abroad programs

(III) Pragmatics in teaching Chinese as a Second Language (CSL)

(IV) Chinese Proficiency Assessment Standards for International Chinese Language Education and HSK Test

(V) Computer-assisted/distance Chinese language/culture teaching and learning

(VI)Teacher training and professional development for MA students concentrating on teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages

(VII) Chinese philology and CSL

(VIII) Cultural and cross-cultural communication in CSL

III. Highlight of the Forum

The Forum consists of 6 keynote speeches, 12 invited talks, 5 workshops, and 1 round table discussion. To date, more than 150 abstracts has been received from China and U.S., as well as other countries such as U.K., Australia, Singapore, Thailand, etc.

We sincerely encourage your participation, with or without abstracts, and look forward to seeing you during this incoming event at Xiamen University!

IV. Participants

Experts and scholars in the field of Chinese language education, Chinese language teaching professionals, and graduate students are welcome to participate in the Forum. Abstracts are encouraged, but not required for those who only choose to participate without a presentation.

V. Abstract Submission and Paper Publication

(I) Requirements for the submission of abstracts

The Forum welcomes the following two types of abstracts that are closely related to the theme: reports of empirical studies and results or proposals for research collaboration.  

1. Abstracts may be submitted in either Chinese or English. Please submit a one page abstract with 300-600 words under the title of “Abstract of Research Report” which includes a research overview, implementation schedule, and results. Please provide the author’s information, including name, affiliation, email address, and phone number, which will be collected for compiling the directory of attendees.

2. For research collaboration proposals, please submit a one page abstract (i.e., research overview, an implementation plan, expected results, and the nature of the collaboration, no word limit) under the title of “Abstract of Research Proposal”.

Please provide the author’s information, including name, affiliation, email address, and phone number, which will be collected for compiling the directory of attendees.

(II) Publication of papers

Abstracts of research reports will be compiled in an electronic form. The full texts of the research reports in the Forum that satisfy the publishing criteria will be published, with the consent of the authors, in a special issue of the academic journal Overseas Chinese Education.

VI. Related Expenses

(I) Registration Fees

Free.

(II) Accommodation Expenses

The organizers will provide dinner on Dec 9th, lunch and dinner on Dec 10th, and lunch on Dec 11th. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation and lodging.

VII. Registration and Contacts

(I) Registration

There are three ways to register:

1. Please register through online platform. The website is as follow: https://www.wjx.cn/vm/mMQhkNt.aspx#

2. Please scan the QR code to register

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3. Please complete the RSVP form (attached below) and send to huiwu@xmu.edu.cn.

Please note that the deadline is October 15th, 2022.

We are looking forward to your participation. Please note that you can choose to participate in the Forum without submitting an abstract.

(II) Contact Information of the Organizing Committee

1. Contact Address:

Chinese International Education College (Overseas Education College), Xiamen University, Kunluan Building (Building #2 of the main building complex), Xiang’an Campus, Xiang’an Road, Xiamen, Fujian Province, P.R. China.

Organizing committee of the China-U.S. Forum on the Research and Teaching of Chinese Language and Culture at the College Level (The 2nd Xiamen University-Purdue University International Forum on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language). Postal code: 361102

2. Contacts: Xu Jiaojiao, Sun Yingqing, TEL: 0592-2187728, Email: huiwu@xmu.edu.cn

For more information, please check us out on WeChat official account of “厦门大学国际中文教育(Xiamen University Chinese International Education)” or the website (http://oec.xmu.edu.cn/).


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