BLCUP Award for K-12 Professional Development

Funded by the Beijing Language and Culture University Press, the BLCUP Award for K-12 Professional Development supports K-12 instructors to engage in professional development activities by presenting at the CLTA-US Annual conference. The BLCUP Award for K-12 Professional Development supports up to six awardees each year with a total amount up to $1,500. The awardee(s) will also be invited to submit a manuscript based on their conference presentations to be considered for publication in the journal K-12 Chinese Language Teaching.


To be eligible for this award, the applicant must be:

  • A current CLTA member
  • A Chinese language teacher in elementary, middle, or high school, including public, private, charter, and weekend enrichment schools

To apply:

  1. Have already submitted a proposal in the category of individual papers or technique demonstrations to the CLTA spring conference.
  2. By January 15, 2022, submit an application form to the K-12 Committee.
  3. By February 15, 2022, applicants will be contacted by the K-12 Committee.

Applicants will be evaluated by K-12 Committee members and Regional Associations K-12 Representatives employing standard criteria including indicators in the areas of curriculum development, classroom instruction, and creativity. Award recipients will be announced before the CLTA-US Annual Conference. The name(s) of the awardee(s) will also be reported in the CLTA Newsletter and on the CLTA website.

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Award Recipients


Bridging Distances & Differences: Reviving Traditional Chinese Language Practices in the Digital Age, 王琳 Lynn Wang, American Canyon High School

轻松学会做一位可以和学生有效沟通的老师, 张世红 Shihong Zhang,Glen Ridge HIgh School

音形义并重,读写解同步——中文教学中汉字教学途径初探, 朱秀萍 Xiuping Zhu,Waunakee Community School District

Integration of K-12 and University Education Through a Collaborative Virtual Learning Project, 郭正洁 Zhengjie Guo, Durham Academy

Culturally Responsive Teaching with Effective Feedback & Reflection, Lin Lin 林琳, University High School & Thomas Metcalf School