CLTA By-Laws: Article VIII

CLTA By-Laws

ARTICLE VIII
STANDING COMMITTEES
Section 8.01. Nominating Committee

  1. There shall be a Nominating Committee consisting of three or more Members of the Board of Directors.
  2. The Nominating Committee shall nominate persons to be presented for election to the Board of Directors, and a candidate or candidates for Vice President. These nominations shall be forwarded to the Executive Director who shall conduct the election.

Section 8.02. Program Committee

  1. There shall be a Program Committee consisting of a Program Chair, who must be a member of the Board of Directors, and one or more Members of the Association.
  2. The Program Committee shall organize programs for the next annual meeting of the Association.

Section 8.03. Finance Committee

  1. There shall be a Finance Committee consisting of the Vice-President, the Executive Director, and 2 other members to be appointed by the President from among the Directors. The terms of office of the other Directors shall be two years and staggered so that in each year one of the two Directors is appointed. One of the appointed Directors shall serve as chair, and the other appointed Director shall serve as secretary.
  2. The Finance Committee shall review the Association’s budget, finances, and investments, and shall advise the Board of Directors annually on the financial condition of the Association.

Section 8.04. Awards Committee

  1. There shall be an Awards Committee consisting of three or more Directors.
  2. The Awards Committee shall select the winners of the Association’s awards.

CLTA By-Laws: Article VII

CLTA By-Laws

ARTICLE VII
RESIGNATION, REMOVAL, OR REPLACEMENT OF OFFICERS, OR DELEGATION OF DUTY
Section 7.01. Removal

Notwithstanding the stated terms of Officers, The Board of Directors may remove an Officer (Elected or Appointed) on grounds of inadequate performance. An Officer charged with inadequate performance may demand a hearing before the Steering Committee, which must then report its findings to the Board of Directors before the Board may discuss and vote on removal and replacement.

Section 7.02. Delegation of Responsibility

In case of the absence of any Officer, or for other reason that may seem sufficient to the Board of Directors, the Board may, without removal, delegate that person’s powers and duties to another Member of the Association for such period as may be deemed proper.

Section 7.03. Resignation

Any Officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the President.

CLTA By-Laws: Article VI

CLTA By-Laws

ARTICLE VI
APPOINTED OFFICERS
Section 6.01. Appointing Officers

The President shall nominate for the approval of the Board of Directors the following Appointed Officers.

Section 6.02. Executive Director

There shall be an Executive Director who shall serve a four-year term, with renewal possible. The Executive Director shall:

  1. Be custodian of all records and documents of the Association;
  2. Notify all persons elected to Membership in the Association of their election;
  3. Keep a record which shall contain the names and addresses of the Members of the Association;
  4. Keep the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and of Members of the Association;
  5. Have the care and custody of all the funds and securities of the Association;
  6. Receive and give receipt for moneys due and payable to the Association;
  7. Deposit all moneys received by him/her in the name of the Association in such banks, trust companies of other depositories as from time to time may be designated by the Board of Directors;
  8. Have charge of the disbursal of the funds of the Association in accordance with the directions of the Board of Directors;
  9. Enter or cause to be entered regularly in books-to be kept by him/her or under his/her directions for that purpose full and accurate account of all moneys received and paid by him/her on account of the Association;
  10. Render a statement of his/her accounts to the Board of Directors at such times as it shall require the same;
  11. Exhibit the books of account of the Association at all reasonable times to any Member of the Board of Directors upon application; and
  12. In general perform all other duties incident to the office of Executive Director subject to the direction of the Board of Directors and President.

He/She shall have such other powers and perform such other duties, not inconsistent with the by-laws, as may be assigned to him/her from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Section 6.03. Journal Editor

Editor for the Association’s journal, The Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (JCLTA), who shall serve a four-year term with renewal possible. The Editor shall:

  1. Take responsibility for the quality, appearance, and punctuality of JCLTA as a scholarly journal with three issues per annual volume.
  2. Nominate for approval of the Board of Directors the Book Review Editor and such Associate Editors as the Editor chooses.
  3. Nominate for approval of the Board of Directors Members of the Editorial Board for four-year rotating terms.
  4. Nominate for approval of the Board of Directors Editors of the JCLTA Monograph Series for four-year terms.
  5. Work closely with the Executive Director in management, production, distribution, and finances of JCLTA.
  6. Annually report to the Board of Directors at their Regular Meeting on the state and progress of JCLTA.

Section 6.04. Newsletter Editor

Editor for the Association’s newsletter, The CLTA Newsletter, who shall serve a four-year term with renewal possible. The Editor shall:

  1. Produce a high-quality and informative newsletter three times per year
  2. Work closely with the Executive Director in management, production, distribution, and finances of the Newsletter.

Section 6.05. Webmaster

Webmaster for the Association’s home page, who shall serve a four-year term with renewal possible. The Webmaster shall:

  1. Oversee the design and maintenance of the CLTA website, supervise web assistants, and coordinate server maintenance and upgrade with the host institution, and serve as liaison between CLTA and the host institution.
  2. Work closely with the CLTA Board of Directors and Officers in coordinating the information presented on the CLTA website.

CLTA By-Laws: Article V

CLTA By-Laws

ARTICLE V
ELECTED OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION
Section 5.01. Elected Officers

The Association shall have a President, Vice President, and Immediate Past President. Each shall serve for one year, commencing with the adjournment of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors and continuing until the adjournment of the Regular meeting of the Board of Directors in the succeeding year.

Section 5.02. Election of Vice President

The Vice President shall be elected by the full Membership in a mail or electronic ballot simultaneous with the election of the Directors being elected in that year. Vice Presidential candidates shall be sitting Members of the Board of Directors.

Section 5.03. Succession to President

At the conclusion of his/her term, the Vice President shall become President.

Section 5.04. Succession to Immediate Past President

At the conclusion of his/her term, the President shall become Immediate Past President.

Section 5.05. Duties of Elected Officers

The Elected Officers shall be members of the Board of Directors and continue as Directors throughout their terms in elected office, irrespective of when their term as a Director would otherwise have ended. The Elected Officers shall serve on the Steering Committee of the Board of Directors.

  1. President
    The President shall preside over all meetings of the Membership, the Board of Directors, and the Steering Committee of the Board. The President or the President’s designee shall be the Association’s chief spokesperson and representative. The President shall work closely with the Executive Director and the Vice President in conducting the business of the Association. The President shall nominate for approval of the Board of Directors at their Regular Meeting chairpersons for the Standing Committees. The President shall appoint Members to Standing Committees and may from time to time establish new committees. When any of the positions of Appointed Officers shall fall vacant, the incumbent President shall nominate a successor for approval by the Board of Directors. The President shall become Immediate Past President at the end of the President’s term.
  2. Vice President
    The Vice President shall assist the President as the President directs, serve as Acting President in the absence or incapacity of the President, and shall succeed to the Presidency at the end of the Vice President’s term.
  3. Immediate Past President
    Immediate Past President shall be available for advice and counsel to the President and Board and for program consultation to the profession.

Section 5.06. Implementation: First election under By-Laws revision of 1996

In order to implement the provisions herein regarding election and succession of Officers, in the election immediately following the ratification by the Membership of this amended BY-LAWS, there shall be an election of both a President and a Vice President. In the following year, the succession as stated in 5.03 shall be implemented. However, the provision (5.04) for succession to Immediate Past President shall be implemented in the year of ratification.

CLTA By-Laws: Article IV

CLTA By-Laws

ARTICLE IV
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 4.01. General Duties

The property and affairs of the Association shall be managed by the Board of Directors. Directors shall serve without compensation. The Board of Directors shall maintain liaison with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the Modern Language Association, the Association for Asian Studies and such other organizations as may have common interests with the Chinese Language Teachers Association.

Section 4.02. Number of Directors

The number of Directors of the Association shall not be less than nine or more than fifteen. Within such limits, the number of Directors may be fixed or changed from time to time at any meeting of the Board of Directors or at any meeting of the Members of the Association, provided that the notice of either of such meetings sets forth the proposed change.

Section 4.03. Election

Directors shall be elected by the whole Membership through mail or electronic ballot at least one month prior to the Annual Meeting. The candidates on the Slate of Candidates prepared by the Nominating Committee receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared Directors. Directors shall serve for three years, and the terms of Directors shall be staggered so that in each year one third of the seats on the Board fall vacant and one third are filled by election. Terms begin upon the adjournment of the Annual Meeting of the Association in the year of the election and end upon adjournment of the Annual Meeting three years thereafter. No individual may serve a second term as Director until after the lapse of one year. Any vacancy in the Board of Directors resulting from any cause whatsoever (including an increase in the number of authorized Directors) may be filled by the Board of Directors in meeting or by mail or electronic ballot, or may be filled by a vote of the Membership of the Association at the first Annual Meeting held after such vacancy shall occur, or at a special meeting called for that purpose. If five percent of the Members propose the name of any Member for nomination to the Board of Directors, that person’s name shall be included on the ballot.

Section 4.04. Regular Meeting

The Board of Directors shall hold a Regular Meeting annually for the purpose of organization and transaction of business at such time and place as may be decided by the Directors. The President shall designate a Secretary of the Meeting from among the Directors who are not officers. The Secretary shall prepare the minutes of the meeting for distribution to the Membership.

Section 4.05. Special Meeting

Special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be called by the President and must be called at the request of one third of the Members of the Board.

Section 4.06. Notice of Special Meetings

Notice of special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be given to each Director by mailing the same to each Director’s last known post office address at least five days before the meeting, or through electronic or personal delivery at least two days before the meeting.

Section 4.07. Quorum

One-half of the Directors of the Board at the time in office present in person shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. In the absence of a quorum, discussions may be held and recommendations made, but votes on Association Business shall be conducted among the entire membership of the Board by mail or electronic ballot.

Section 4.08. Steering Committee of The Board of Directors

The Board shall have a Steering Committee which shall consist of the President, Vice President, Immediate Past President, and two Directors elected for one-year term by the Board of Directors at its Regular Meeting. The Steering Committee shall advise the President and, shall act for the Board between Regular Meetings when it is not possible to convene a meeting of the Board or conduct a mail or electronic ballot. The Steering Committee shall immediately report its actions to the Board.

Section 4.09. Resignation

Any Director of the Board may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board of Directors through the Executive Director.

Section 4.10. Ex-Officio Representation

The President may invite ex-officio representatives from other related organizations to attend the annual meeting of the Board of Directors and to address the Board. Such invitees shall not have voting privilege and shall not attend executive sessions of the Board.

Section 4.11. Actions of the Board

At scheduled meetings of the Board of Directors, if a quorum of Directors is present, actions by the Board shall be taken by majority vote of Directors present at the meeting. For issues decided by the Board of Directors by mail or electronic ballot, actions of the Board shall be taken by majority vote of all Directors.

CLTA By-Laws: Article III

CLTA By-Laws

ARTICLE III
MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
Section 3.01. Annual Meeting

The Association shall hold an Annual Meeting at a time and place to be determined by the Board of Directors. At the annual meeting the following business must be conducted:

  • The Officers of the Association shall present reports on the work of the previous year.
  • Any items of business raised by voting Members shall be discussed.
  • The President of the Association shall report on the state of the Association and the field.

Section 3.02. Special Meeting

Special meetings of the Members of the Association may be called at any time by the President or at the request of one-third of the Board of Directors or at the request of ten Members. The Executive Director shall give notice thereof in the manner provided in Section 3.04.

Section 3.03. Place and Time of Meetings

Each meeting of Members of the Association shall be held at the place and time specified in the notice or waiver of notice thereof.

Section 3.04. Notice of Meetings

Except as at the time otherwise expressly provided by statute, notice of each meeting of the Members of the Association shall be sent to each Member of the Association, not less than ten nor more than forty days before the day on which such meeting is to be held, by delivering a written notice thereof to such Member or by mailing such a notice to such Member at the address of such Member as it shall appear on the records of the Association, provided that notice of any meeting need not be given to any Member if waived by such Member before or after such meeting in writing or by telegram or electronically transmitted written communication. Each notice shall state the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called, and the time and place thereof, and, if such notice shall be a notice of signature on any such notice may be printed or typewritten.

Section 3.05. Quorum

A quorum for the purposes of discussion and hearing reports shall consist of ten percent of the Members. Should fewer than ten percent of the Membership be present at any meeting, items requiring a vote must be submitted to a vote of the whole Membership by mail or electronic ballot.

Section 3.06. Organization

At any meeting of the Members of the Association, in case of the absence or inability to act of the Officers, a chairperson for the meeting shall be chosen from the members of the Board of Directors present at the meeting by a majority vote of the voting Members of the Association present at the meeting. If no Director is present, then a chairperson for the meeting shall be chosen by a majority of the Members present in person and entitled to vote.

Section 3.07. Voting

At each meeting of the Members of the Association, each Member present in person or by proxy shall be entitled to cast one vote on any and all matters which shall come before the meeting. At each meeting of Members all matters shall be decided by the affirmative vote of a majority of voting Members of the Association present at such meeting in person or by proxy and entitled to vote at the meeting.

CLTA By-Laws: Article II

CLTA By-Laws

ARTICLE II
MEMBERSHIP
Section 2.01. Members

Any person who subscribes to the goals of the Association as set out in Section 1.02, and pays the appropriate dues may be admitted to Membership in the appropriate class as outlined in section 2.02.

Section 2.02. Classes of Membership

The Association shall have the following classes of Membership:

  1. Regular Members. Professional teachers of Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese literature or Chinese linguistics, or individuals interested in the above fields.
  2. Emeritus Members. Individuals who have served the profession as outlined in (a) and who are now officially retired from active duty.
  3. Student Members. Individuals in the midst of a course of formal study concentrating on Chinese language, language pedagogy, literature or linguistics.
  4. Joint Members. Two individuals that would qualify for Regular, Emeritus or Student Member status and who share the same mailing address.
  5. Life Members. Any individual eligible to be a Regular, Emeritus, or Student Member who chooses to pay the one-time Life Membership dues.
  6. Institutional Members. Academic institutions and libraries which would make the Association’s Journal available to the patrons or Members of that institution.

Section 2.03. Dues

From time to time, the Board of Directors shall determine the dues for the several classes of Membership.

Section 2.04. Voting Members

All Members except Institutional Members shall be eligible to vote on Association business and hold office in the Association.

Section 2.05 Termination and Restoration of Membership

Any Member may withdraw from the Association by so specifying in writing to the Executive Director or by nonpayment of dues. Such Members may be automatically reinstated upon payment of dues.

Members may be dropped from membership by vote of the Board of Directors for behavior incompatible with the goals of the Association. Reinstatements will occur upon favorable vote of the Board of Directors.

CLTA By-Laws: Article I

CLTA By-Laws

ARTICLE I
NAME AND PURPOSE
Section 1.01. Name

The organization shall be known as the Chinese Language Teachers Association in English and as in Chinese.

Section 1.02. Purpose

The purpose of the Association is to advance the teaching and learning of the Chinese language, and to encourage and disseminate study and research in Chinese language pedagogy, Chinese linguistics, and Chinese literature.

CLTA By-Laws

CLTA By-Laws

Articles

I. Name and Purpose
II. Membership
III. Meetings of Members
IV. Board of Directors
V. Elected Officers of the Association
VI. Appointed Officers
VII. Resignation, Removal, or Replacement of Officers, or Delegation of Duty
VIII. Standing Committees
IX. Financial and Contractual Matters
X. Office of the Chinese Language Teachers Association
XI. Amendments
XII. Ratification of the Original By-laws

Remembering Prof. Tsung Chin

Obituary on the passing of Professor Tsung Chin (University of Maryland), published in JCLTA (May 2006) 41.2:iv-vi.

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Chinese Language Teachers Association Board of Directors, I wish to express our deepest condolences at the passing of Professor Tsung Chin, our esteemed colleague from the University of Maryland. As an Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics in the Department of Asian and East European Languages and Cultures since 1969, Professor Chin was a member of our Association for nearly forty years. Only a handful of our Association membership can lay claim to having been a member of our Association for as long a period of time. In the years that he taught Chinese language and linguistics at UCLA, USC, Yale, Georgetown and Maryland, Professor Chin incessantly endeavored by both word and action to promote the cause of Chinese language instruction.

Professor Chin was a tireless advocate of excellence in Chinese language education. The sheer joy that Professor Chin derived and propagated in working toward this goal with his fellow Chinese instructor colleagues was never more apparent than when he received our Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award – named for his University of Maryland colleague Ronald Walton – as seen in the photo that we are proud to have grace the home page of our website. All of us well remember our delight at encountering Professor Chin at our annual meeting, when his clear-eyed vigorous handshake and firm embrace left no doubt in anyone’s mind the sincere genuineness of this man and his joy at advancing common goals in concert with his professional peers.

But of course, we all know that the enormity of Professor Chin’s contribution to our field is only truly grasped when we pause to appreciate his lifelong work dedicated to promoting the teaching and study of Chinese calligraphy. The Chinese calligraphy course started by Professor Chin at the University of Maryland in the early 1980s became one of the most popular courses in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Professor Chin’s founding and stewardship of the Calligraphy Education Group sponsored by our Association was a monumental labor of love, dedicated to promoting the understanding of Chinese culture and language through calligraphy. There was an overwhelming interest in Professor Chin’s work as carried out in the Calligraphy Education Group, from participants in special sessions over the years at our annual meetings, to the attendees of several international conferences that he sponsored, to the endless accolades heaped upon him by admirers of his work. The calligraphy exhibitions and demonstrations Professor Chin organized drew literally crowds of observers at our annual meeting – they were easily one of the biggest draws of the conference. Himself an expert practitioner in the art that he loved and so assiduously promoted, when placing brush to parchment Professor Chin displayed a certainty of stroke yet deftness of touch that was the marvel of the other masters present.

We seek to continue Professor Chin’s lifelong work in the promotion of Chinese language instruction, and will strive to continue his dream to have the study and mastery of Chinese calligraphy be appreciated around the globe. Of course, we in the Association will work to continue Professor Chin’s invaluable efforts in this area, but in no sense can we even begin to replicate Professor Chin’s individual contributions. While it is difficult for us to imagine how any individual could match Professor Chin’s exuberance in promoting Chinese calligraphy as an important part of Chinese language and culture, we will nonetheless rely on our fond memories of Professor Chin’s enduring strength to sustain our collective energies as we strive to carry on the important work that Professor Chin so tirelessly performed on behalf of our Chinese language teaching field.

With Sincerity, for the Chinese Language Teachers Association Board of Directors,

Jerome L. Packard
University of Illinois
April 16, 2006

CLTA Walton Award & CLTA Walton Presentation Prize

The CLTA Board, at its meeting on 11/19/2015 at San Diego, decided to suspend the Walton Lifetime Achievement Award and the Walton Presentation Award.

Dr. A. Ronald Walton (1943-1996), a long-time member of CLTA, was an internationally-recognized expert in the areas of language pedagogy, policy and planning for the less commonly taught languages in general and Chinese in particular. Ron helped found the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) in 1987, and served as its Deputy Director until his death. In that capacity, he served as either principal investigator or co-principal investigator for at least fifteen major grants shaping a new vision for language learning and teaching in America. Dr. Walton played a critical advisory role in the development of both the Generic and Chinese ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, the Chinese Proficiency Test and Pre-Chinese Proficiency Test, and the NFLC Guide for Basic Chinese Language Programs. His 20 years of Chinese language teaching experience included prominent positions with the FALCON intensive language program at Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Maryland.

While Ron was clearly one of the preeminent members of the Chinese language teaching profession at the college level, he was particularly willing to give his time, counsel and support to those just beginning their careers as Chinese language educators, as well as those teaching in settings other than the college level. It thus seems appropriate that the best way to honor Ron is through two annual awards that might serve both to recognize long-term contributions to the field of Chinese language pedagogy, and to provide financial support for those who might not otherwise be able to attend the CLTA annual meeting.

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Call for Nominations:

CLTA WALTON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Deadline: April 30, 2015)

The CLTA Walton Lifetime Achievement Award, founded in 1998 by friends and colleagues of Ronald Walton, and funded in 2005 by a perpetual endowment from the Cheng & Tsui Company in honor of Ronald Walton’s (1943-1996) lifetime dedication to Chinese language education and cross-cultural understanding, is given for overall contributions to the field of Chinese language pedagogy. All members in the community of Chinese language teaching and research, with the exception of current CLTA officers and members of the Board of Directors, are eligible for the award. The Walton Award consists of a plaque presented at the CLTA Annual Meeting.

To nominate a candidate for the Walton Award, please submit: 1) a letter of nomination (in either English or Chinese) describing the candidate’s scholarship, service, leadership, and innovative contributions in the field of Chinese language teaching, 2) a current Curriculum Vitae of the nominated candidate, and 3) two letters of support (in either English or Chinese) from other CLTA members addressing the candidate’s accomplishments in the categories mentioned in (1).

 


RECIPIENTS OF THE CLTA WALTON AWARD (1998 –  )

1998: John DeFrancis, Emeritus Professor of Chinese at the University of Hawaii, was awarded (in absentia) the inaugural CLTA Walton Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of Chinese language pedagogy, on November 21, at the 1998 CLTA General Membership Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. John DeFrancis (1911-2009) Online Memorial.
1999: Professor Shou-hsin Teng, Director of the Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan Normal University, and Editor of the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association from 1995 to 2002.
2000: Dr. Madeline Chu, Program Director and Chair of the Chinese Program at Kalamazoo College, and CLTA Executive Director from 1992 to 2000.
2001: Dr. John Young, Honorary Member (CLTA Board of Directors), Seton Hall University, former Secretary-Treasurer of CLTA, and one of the founding members of CLTA.
2002: Professor George Chao (University of Chicago), Professor Chauncey Chu (University of Florida), and Ms. Chih-Ping Chang Sobelman (Columbia University). Professors G. Chao and C. Chu are retiring at the end of the academic year, after many decades of teaching and contributions to the field.
In November 2002, our CLTA Walton Award recipients were each presented a plaque at the CLTA banquet, where they had been invited to be guests at the 2002 CLTA Banquet and Roundtable Discussion, celebrating CLTA’s 40th anniversary (that is, the end of 40 years since the establishment of the Association in 1962). A lively roundtable discussion, moderated by CLTA President, Prof. Claudia Ross, centered on the theme of “CLTA past, present and future.”
2003: Professor Yuehua Liu (Harvard University) has been a long-time member of the Chinese language teaching profession. She is author of numerous articles and books, and is one of the prime movers in producing the successful Integrated Chinese series.
2004: Professor Te-ming Yeh (National Taiwan Normal University) and John Montanaro (Far Eastern Publications), who have made outstanding contributions to the profession.
2005: Professor Tsung Chin (University of Maryland) was recognized for his long-term dedication and contributions to both calligraphy education and Chinese language teaching. Over the past 20 years he has been a dedicated promoter of calligraphy education as an important component of the teaching of the Chinese language.
Professor Chin passed away at the age of 80 on 8 April 2006. To express the CLTA Board of Directors’ deepest condolences on the loss of our long-time colleague, an open letter written by Professor Jerome Packard on the Board’s behalf is published in the May 2006 issue of our Journal.
2006: Professor Jing-heng Ma (Dept. of E. Asian Langs. and Lits., Wellesley College) was recognized for her myriad of contributions to the field of Chinese language pedagogy and linguistics. She has been a prolific contributor in all aspects of the field, teaching all levels of Chinese language, developing teaching materials (both texts and computer-assisted materials), researching in both pedagogy and linguistics and training teachers.
2007: Professor Vivian Ling (Oberlin College), for her outstanding lifetime achievement in Chinese teaching. The Awards Committee recognizes Ling as a gifted and extraordinarily dedicated teacher, scholar, and program administrator in the field of Chinese teaching. Ling started her Chinese teaching career in early 1970s. Her teaching skills are recognized as a model to the profession. Ling has been an important mentor of new generations of Chinese teachers in a good few Chinese programs in U. S. and study-abroad programs in Mainland China and Taiwan. Additionally, Ling is the author or co-author of more than a dozen Chinese textbooks, two dictionaries and thirty some articles. She also served as Editor of the JCLTA for four years and maintained its high standards in scholarship.
2008: Professor Ying-che Li (University of Hawaii). With an outstanding professional career of over four decades, Ying-che Li has made a tremendous impact on the profession of Chinese teaching and research. His influential contributions include seven books (authored or co-authored) and more than sixty articles on a wide range of topics in Chinese linguistics and pedagogy, training of Chinese teachers of several generations, and numerous services on boards of directors of national and international organizations of the profession and as a consultant to educational administration offices of several governments in South-East Asia.
2009: Professor Timothy Light (Western Michigan University). Professor Timothy Light was a key player in establishing and developing a highly professional system of Chinese language instruction in America and beyond from the 1970s to the 1990s. His pioneering and widely influential works include introducing modern language pedagogy to the field of Chinese language instruction, training a group of prominent Chinese language teachers and scholars as well as a crop of top-notch leaders in the Chinese teaching field, publishing numerous books and articles on Chinese pedagogy and Chinese linguistics, serving as the editor of CLTA journal and as the president or a member on the board of CLTA, and building a close tie between Chinese language educators in the USA and China. In addition, Light personifies himself as a renaissance man by making many scholarly contributions in the areas of Chinese history and philosophy, religion, English as a second language, and language education in general.
2010: Dr. Ted Yao (Yao Tao-chung) 姚道中 (University of Hawaii).Tao-chung “Ted” Yao, our recipient of the 2010 Cheng and Tsui Walton Lifetime Achievement Award, has been in the Chinese teaching profession for virtually all of his adult career. Professor Yao has been teaching at the University of Hawaii for over 20 years, and has assumed responsibility for curriculum planning, teacher training as well as mentoring of several generations of students. Professor Yao’s own research focus has been in computer assisted language learning software, and he developed the CATRC (Computer Adapted Test for Reading Chinese), a project funded by the United States Department of Education. He is also the co-author of the popular Cheng & Tsui Chinese textbook series, Integrated Chinese (中文听说读写). In addition to this work, Professor Yao has also written extensively on the history of Quanzhen Taoism.
2011: Professor Mike Everson performed six years of notable service with NCOLCTL (and is also the recipient of that organization’s Walton Lifetime Achievement award two years ago!), four years on the CLTA Executive Board, and five years as the Review Editor for the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association. Professor Everson has spent much effort in organizing CLTA Empirical Research Workshops, and editing the CLTA monograph entitled Research Among Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language and, perhaps most notably, co-editing Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language: Theories and Applications, which is a highly popular text among K-16 teachers of Chinese. His dedication to second language learning has also been evidenced in his work as principal developer of the useful online program “Read Chinese.”
2012: Over the course of three decades, Professor Walker has been the pioneer in the field of Chinese pedagogy and his influence on this profession is far reaching and deep (Bourgerie). His contributions include the creation of one of the best Chinese language teaching programs in the United States, the growth of K-12 Chinese language teaching, and the original model of the Chinese Flagship Program (Chiang). In his professional career, he has worked with virtually every key language education association in the US and has served on numerous boards of professional associations, including the CLTA board. Dr. Walker’s scholarship, service and teaching in CFL has significantly impacted the next generations of language educators in the betterment of this profession. Accepting the Cheng & Tsui CLTA Walton Award – Galal Walker
2013: Dr. Qinghai Chen of the University of Michigan is recognized for his outstanding contribution to the field of teaching Chinese as a second language. He has served as the Director of the Chinese Language Program at the University of Michigan from 2001 to 2010. Over the past two decades, Dr. Chen has been a key figure responsible for building the Business Chinese language teaching community in the U.S. As one of the guiding lights in the field of business Chinese, he has chaired four Business Chinese Workshops sponsored by CIBE (Center for International Business Education) of the University of Michigan. Dr. Chen’s pedagogically-oriented research has set a clear direction for many instructors interested in developing business Chinese courses.
2014: Professor Xie Tianwei has been an inspirational pioneer in applying computer technologies to the teaching of Chinese language. The website Professor Xie created in 1997, Learning Chinese Online, <http://learningchineseonline.net/>, has been one of the richest sources available of Chinese language teaching and learning materials and information.Apart from his teaching and administrative duties at his own university, Professor Xie has devoted himself to the service of the field of Chinese language teaching. Among the many important positions he assumed in professional organizations in our field, what is most remarkable is his ten years of service as the editor of the CLTA Newsletter, from 2003 to 2013. During his tenure, the Newsletter successfully underwent the transition from its version in paper to its e-version online. Through his dedicated efforts, the CLTA Newsletter never failed to reach out to CLTA members and to keep them informed.

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CLTA WALTON PRESENTATION PRIZE

(Please note that we do not accept applications for the Walton Presentation Prize in 2016. Those who wish to apply for a presentation award can apply to the Tao-chung Ted Yao Memorial Award or ChinaSprout Presentation Award, if applicable.) 

The CLTA Walton Presentation Prize, founded by friends and colleagues in 1998, was funded in 2005 by a perpetual endowment from the Cheng & Tsui Company in honor of Ronald Walton’s lifetime dedication to Chinese language education and cross-cultural understanding. This Prize is given to recognize the best first-time presentation at the CLTA Annual Meeting. Preference is given to teachers at the pre-college level and graduate students who have their paper proposals accepted for the annual meeting. The CLTA Walton Presentation Prize carries an award of $250, and an invitation to submit a manuscript based on the presentation, to be considered for publication in the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association.

 

RECIPIENTS OF THE CLTA WALTON PRESENTATION PRIZE
(1998 –  )

1998: Miao-fen Tseng, University of Illinois at Urbana, presented an excellent paper titled “Invitations in American English and Mandarin Chinese: Implications for Teaching,” and was chosen to be the first awardee at the 1998 CLTA General Membership Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
1999: Yi Lin, University of Iowa. Presentation: “Vocabulary Acquisition in CFL Learning.”
2000: (no recipient)
2001: Co-recipients:
1. Jun Yang, University of Arizona. Presentation: “The Categorization of the Particle ‘le’ and its Implications for Pedagogy.”
2. Song Jiang, University of Hawaii. Presentation: “Chinese Word Associations for English Speaking Learners.”
2002: Jeffrey Hayden, University of Hawaii. Presentation: “Shocking Our Students to the Next Level: Language Loss and Some Implications of National Standards.”
2003: Jing Liang, Carnegie Mellon University. Presentation: “Markovian Decision Process: Examining the Effects of Culture-Oriented Instructional Materials.”
2004: Alice Lee, National Taiwan Normal University. Presentation: “A Study of the Relationship between Side Sequence and Student Interaction: The Function of Triggers and Indicators.”
2005: Ling Wang, University of Minnesota. Presentation: “The Impact of Multimedia on Students’ Recognition of Chinese Characters: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study.”
2006: Yifang Zhang, University of Oregon. Presentation: “Analysis of Chinese L2 Learner Interlanguage Development in Written Discourse.”
2007: Co-recipients:
1. Jiajia Wang, University of Pennsylvania. Presentation: “Enhancing Current CFL Teacher Preparation Process Through Beginning Teachers’ Perspectives.”
2. Chunsheng Yang, The Ohio State University. Presentation: “Attitudes and Motivations of Chinese Heritage Learners and Non-Heritage Learners.”
2008: Hang Zhang, University of North Carolina. Presentation: “A Phonological Study of Second Language Acquisition of Mandarin Chinese Tones.”
2009: Yi-Tzu Huang,University of Iowa Presentation: “Chinese heritage learners’ interactive patterns in collaborative discussion.”
2010: Co-recipients:
1. Wenhao Diao 刁文豪, Carnegie Mellon University. Presentation: “Language Use and Oral Fluency in the Study Abroad Context”
2. Zhengwei Qiao 乔政蔚, University of Iowa. Presentation: “Implicit and Explicit Corrective Feedback in Task-Based Interaction”
2011: Chen-huei Wu. University of Illinois. Presentation: “Second Language Fluency and Foreign Accent in Learning Chinese”
2012: Co-recipients:
1. Yupong Kou, University of Iowa. Presentation: “Discourse Complexity in Advanced-Level Chinese: Comparing Two Learning Backgrounds ”
2. Yu Li, University of Iowa. Presentation: “How contextual information and cultural familiarity affect Chinese colloquial idioms comprehension”
2013: Nian Liu, University of Oklahoma. Presentation: “ The Role of Orthography in Chinese Speakers’ Mental Lexicon”
2014: Yu Wu, Boston University. Presentation: “Differential Effects of Corrective Feedback on Wh-questions and Classifiers”
2015: Yu, Qiaona. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Presentation “Defining and validating measures of Chinese syntactic complexity.”

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You are welcome to make a monetary donation to CLTA for the CLTA Walton Lifetime Achievement Award or the CLTA Walton Presentation Prize Fund.  Your donation is tax deductible.  You can either make your donation online at https://www.clta-us.org/clta-donation/ or send a check payable to the Chinese Language Teachers Association to CLTA Headquarters.

Jiede Empirical Research Grant

The Jiede Empirical Research Grant for Chinese Pedagogy / Chinese Applied Linguistics 皆得學術研究基金

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

The Chinese Language Teachers Association invites proposals for the Jiede (all-attain) Empirical Research Grant, established in 2003 by an anonymous member, and enhanced thereafter by the original donor and other donors. The grant will support empirical research in Chinese pedagogy and applied linguistics that contributes to building a sound understanding of teaching and learning Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL). The recipient will be expected to present a paper at the annual meeting of the CLTA or to submit a progress report at the end of the grant term.

Awards:

The Jiede Research Grant awards up to $1,500 to a CLTA current member whose research project exhibits innovation and long-term pedagogical benefit to the field of CFL, but EXCLUDE pure grammatical structural research design. The grant winner must present high quality research that will improve pedagogy in CFL or Chinese applied linguistics. Grant funds may be used for fieldwork, data analysis, or travel, but not for equipment purchases.

Eligibility:

Except for university/college tenured associate and full professors, applications from all teaching professions including assistant professors, instructors, lecturers, K-12 teachers, heritage school teachers, independent researchers, and graduate students in registered M.A. or Ph.D. programs who are current CLTA members (active membership from grant application to research presentation) and conduct empirical research in the Chinese language are welcome to apply. The recipient should have no other grant support for the same project.

Application:

Submit electronically to the CLTA Award committee at cltaaward@gmail.com, with the subject line of “Jiede Application” by the due date.

  1. a three to five-page proposal to include a clear description of the research project, such as the theoretical background, the objectives, research design and methods, timeline, and budget of the project (itemize in detail). Please do NOT identify yourself or your institution in the proposal.
  2. A separate attachment of a brief (two pages maximum) curriculum vitae, indicating your current status, institutional affiliation (if any), educational background and contact information.
  3. The completed award application form.

Identifying information will be removed prior to anonymous review.

Sample Grant Proposal: PDF file (160 KB)

Deadline:

Proposals must be received at cltaaward@gmail.com by September 30, 2020.

Notification:

Applicants will be notified of results by December 1, 2020.


PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE JIEDE EMPIRICAL RESEARCH GRANT

 

2003: Helen Shen (University of Iowa)
Research Title: “Linguistic Complexity and Reading Comprehension Among CFL Beginning Learners.”
2004: Meng Yeh (Rice University)
Research Title: “Exploring Chinatown: Integrating Language, Culture and Community.”
2005: Miao-fen Tseng (The University of Virginia)
Research Title: “The Attrition of Production and Reception Skills in Mandarin Chinese.”
2006: Chan Lu (Carnegie Mellon University)
Research Title: “The Properties of Textbook Characters and its Influence on Character Learning for Learners of Chinese as a Second Language”
2007: Sun-A Kim (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Research Title: “Developmental Stages in Reading Chinese Characters as a Second Language”
2008: 1. Chang Pu (University of Texas, San Antonio)
Research Title: “Chinese American Children’s Bilingual and Biliteracy Practice and Development in Heritage Language and Public Schools”2. Dongbo Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University)
Research Title: “Teacher Questioning in Chinese-as-a-Foreign-Language Classrooms: A Sociocultural Approach”
2009: 1. Shu-Ling Wu (University of Hawai’i at Manoa)
Research Title: “Learning to Express Motion Events in L2 Chinese”2. Yang Chunsheng (The Ohio State University)
Research Title: “The acquisition of Mandarin prosody by American CFL Learners”
2010: 1. Chen-huei WU 吳貞慧 (University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign)
Research Title: “A Corpus Study of Native and Non-native Accented Speech: Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language”2. Li YANG 杨黎 (The University of Iowa)
Research Title: “Pragmatic and Grammatical Awareness in CSL and CFL Contexts”
2011: Yi Xu (University of Pittsburgh)
Research Title: “Instructional Instrument to Develop the Reading Ability in Chinese”
2013: Yingling Bao (Indiana University, Bloomington) and Wenhao Diao (Carnegie Mellon University)
Research Title: “Writing to Build Shi: Chinese Learners’ Rhetoric Structure as Cultural Praxis
2014: Yun Yao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Research Title: Chinese Character Recognition in Native and Second Language Learners
2015: Haomin Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University)
Research Title: “Lexical Inference Ability in Chinese as a Heritage Language Learners”
2016: Eric A. Pelzl (University of Maryland)
Research Title: Native Chinese Listeners’ Comprehension and Processing of Foreign-Accented Mandarin Speech
2017: Tianyu Qin (秦天玉) (Carnegie Mellon University)
Research Title: “Dynamic Assessment of L2 Chinese Implicature Comprehension
2018: Hang Zheng (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Research Title: “Processing strategies in NSs and NNSs’ reading of Chinese formulaic sequences: What can think-aloud protocols tell us?
2019: Zhiying Qian (Florida State University)
Research Title: Research title: “The effect of musical pitch training on second language acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones”.
2020-21: Zhou, Jieyu (University of Washington)
Research Title: Research title: “Improving Elementary-Level Chinese Learners’ Narrative Skill and Language Cohesiveness through Explicit Instruction and Practice on Topic Chain – A pedagogical Intervention”

Jun Lang (University of Oregon)
Research title: “Bridging linguistic theories, corpus research, and pedagogical practices: the teaching and learning of the notoriously challenging ba construction and shi…de construction”

2022: Matthew D. Coss (Michigan State University, George Washington University)
“A Multi-Site Mixed-Methods Investigation into the Impact of Writing Modality on CFL Assessment Performance and Writing Processes”

 

Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Fund

Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Fund

Speech delivered by Cheng & Tsui President Jill Cheng 17 November 2000

The following speech was delivered by Cheng & Tsui President Jill Cheng at the 2000 CLTA General Membership Meeting on 17 November 2000. The meeting was chaired by 2000 CLTA President Chuanren Ke.

Thank you very much for your kind introduction, Ke Laoshi. Good evening.

When I originally spoke with Ke Laoshi about awarding some grants, I had expected that he would simply announce a Cheng & Tsui gift at today’s CLTA meeting. But when he asked me to come and say a few words, I frankly panicked. The idea of speaking proper Chinese in front of Chinese-language teachers was simply too intimidating for me. When he reassured me that I can speak in English, I was relieved! I have to confess that I fall into your “heritage learner” category. Although I was born in China, I grew up in Japan and was not fortunate enough to have wonderful teachers like you all are to help me speak Chinese properly. This is one of the reasons I’m such a strong believer in the importane of well-trained teachers and effective language teaching materials. There are, of course, less personal reasons for me to appreciate the extreme importance of language teaching. Without language teachers like you, people of different nations would have more difficulty to communicate and understand one another, and the world would be a less inhabitable place because of it.

When Cheng & Tsui started years ago, the number of universities in the U.S. offering Chinese language courses was still modest. It has been quite a long and hard road for the pioneers in Chinese language teaching to get this field firmly established in the American educational world. I certainly can relate to those struggles, as I began Cheng & Tsui with a few hundred dollars of my hard-earned savings plus a loan of another few hundred dollars from my brother. But it’s been very satisfying and meaningful, because, in the process, I have witnessed the increasingly sophisticated development of the Chinese language field. Without the commitment of all you teachers, such dramatic improvements would not have happened.

Today, therefore, I would like to honor, in a small way, your dedication to Chinese language studies. After consulting with the C&T Editorial Board-Chief Editor Teng Shou-hsin, Dana Bourgerie, Samuel Cheung, Li Ying-che, and Timothy Light-and, of course, Madeline Chu, Executive Director of CLTA, we have decided to provide $1000 annually to fund professional development grants for teachers of the Chinese language.

Teachers of Chinese at all levels-K-12 as well as higher education-are eligible to apply for support from Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Fund to help defray the costs of teacher training workshops. Teachers are urged to leverage additional funding from their schools or other sources to enable them to participate in professional development activities. We have asked the CLTA Grants Committee to disburse the funds each year to a minimum of two teachers. We hope that these grants will be helpful in increasing the pool of excellent teachers for the Chinese language field.

And, finally, I want to thank all of you teachers very much for supporting Cheng & Tsui Company over the years, both as our authors and as our users. We cannot do it without you.

CHENG & TSUI Professional Development Award

CHENG & TSUI Professional Development Award for Teachers of Chinese

Call for Applications:

Thanks to the generosity of Cheng & Tsui Company, the Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award for Teachers of Chinese is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers of Chinese, especially teachers new to the field. (See Cheng & Tsui Company President Jill Cheng’s speech on November 17, 2000.) The award is given to support the attendance of pre-collegiate (including heritage school) and collegiate teachers at training workshops, seminars, conferences, and other in-service learning experiences at local, national, or international levels; and/or to collaborate with a mentor teacher. Teacher training workshops and seminars attended by the applicant should be focused on Chinese pedagogy and issues of Chinese teaching and learning. The fund has designated an annual amount of $1,000 to be divided between at least two teachers each year.

To apply for the Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award for Teachers of Chinese, please

  1. submit a one-page statement stating the purpose to which you would put the Award, the amount of subsidy requested, and a proposed budget. Remove any identifying information, including your name and your institution in this statement.
  2. a current Curriculum Vitae
  3. The completed award application form

Send the above documents to the CLTA Award Committee at cltaaward@gmail.com, with the subject line “Cheng & Tsui PD Award” by the deadline indicated in the Call of Application sent out by CLTA listserv. Identifying information will be removed prior to anonymous review.

The name(s) of winner(s) will be announced and Award(s) presented at the CLTA Annual Meeting. The name(s) of winner(s) will also be reported in the CLTA Newsletter and on this web page.


Past Recipients:

 

2020-21 Cheng & Tsui Professional Development AwardYanrong Qi (University of Oklahoma)Wanching Hsieh (University of Pittsburgh)Ji Ma (Georgia State University)Cindy Y. Chung (National Taiwan Normal University)Ling Zhai (University at Buffalo)Chelsea Nakabayashi (Bard High School Early College)

2003: Jin-huei Enya Dai (University of California, Santa Barbara)
CLTA Paper Title: “Character-based Situational Instruction.”
2004: Peng Wang (Georgetown University)
CLTA Paper Title: “Using Internet to Facilitate a Business Chinese Course.”
2005: Hsiao-Chi Su (Chinese American International School, San Francisco)
Project: “Week-long workshop at the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota.”Yan Xie (Northfield Mt. Hermon High School, Massachusetts)
CLTA Paper Title: “Establishing the Positive Attitude Toward Learning Chinese: Considering the Motivational Differences in Teaching Heritage and Non-heritage Students.”
2006: Jianling Liao (University of Iowa)
CLTA Paper Title: “The Impacts of Synchronous Electronic Discussions on L2 Chinese Essay Writing.”
2007: Yongfang Zhang (The Ohio State University)
CLTA Paper Title: “Written Chinese (shumianyu): A Sequential Approach to Build Learners’ Comprehension.”Chunxia Wang (University of California at Davis)
CLTA Paper Title: “PowerPoint-Facilitated Classroom Chinese Language Teaching: Five Design Principles.”
2008: Yunghung Sandra Hsiao (Indian Trail Academy, Kenosha, WI.)
Project/Purpose: “Attending a one-week workshop on Chinese pedagogy at Singapore American School, Singapore..”Ming Tang (Father Ryan High School, Nashville, TN.)
Project/Purpose: “Attending the 2008 CLTA/ACTFL conference in Orlando, FL..”
2009: Yan Wang, (Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY)
Project/Purpose: Attending 2009 CLTA/ACTFL conference in San Diego and presenting a paper about a standard-based, proficiency focused Chinese K-3 curriculum.Caryn Rossi Louie (North Carolina School for Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC)
Project/Purpose: Attending the 2009 National Chinese Language Conference in Chicago for developing knowledge and skills in using interactive videoconferencing to teach Chinese across the state of North Carolina.Chen-hui Tsai (The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA)
Project/Purpose: Attending 2009 CLTA/ACTFL conference in San Diego and presenting a paper entitled “CFL Teacher Technology Development: Practice and Challenges.”
2010: Shu-ling Wu 吳淑鈴 (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Project/Purpose: Support her presentation on L2 Chinese acquisition at the 1st Teachers College, Columbia University Round Table in Second Language Studies.Jia Yang 杨佳 (The Ohio State University)
Project/Purpose: Attend the CLTA conference and 2 workshops at the conference.
2011: LIAO Haohsiang (Ph.D. candidate in Chinese Language Pedagogy at Ohio State University) – to attend the OPI Familiarization Workshop at ACTFL/CLTA in Denver.YE Lijuan (Ph.D. candidate in Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University) – to attend the ACTFL/CLTA Conference in Denver and to present her paper “Should We Delay Teaching Chinese Characters in US-based Chinese Programs?”
2013: Ying Feng, University of Mississippi – to cover the cost of transportation to attend Middlebury’s Chinese MA program and the fees for textbooks. Ying Liu, Ursinus College – to attend an OPI workshop at ACTFL and make a presentation at the CLTA annual conference in Orlando, Florida.
2014: Carl Polley, Lecturer in Languages, Linguistics and Literature, University of Hawai’i Kapi’olani Community College – to support attendance and presentation at the First CLTA International Symposium on Chinese Language Teaching and Learning (CLTA-ISCLTL), October 25 and 26, 2014, at Indiana University in Bloomington. Ruihua Liu, Chinese teacher in the Houston Independent School District – to defray the cost of her participation in the STARTALK program at the University of Hawaii this summer.
2015: Qiaona Yu, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa – to support her first time attendance and research paper presentation at the ACTFL/CLTA Conference in San Diego, November 20-22, 2015.
Qiuping Yuan, the Lake Shore High School, Michigan – to support her to attend a TPRS Workshop held in Detroit in September 2015.
2016: Xue Xia, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa – to support her paper presentation at the ACTFL/CLTA conference in Boston, November 18-20, 2016.
Xizhen Qin, the University of South Florida – to fund for her ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview tester recertification.
2017: Donglin Chai (柴冬临), Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD, to support her to attend the 2018 CLTA Annual Conference
2018: Qian Wang, The Ohio State University: proposed to use funding support for travels to CLTA Annual Meeting to present on “A new way to teach adjectives”;
Sicheng Wang, University of Iowa: proposed to use funding support for travels to CLTA Annual Meeting to present on “Developing oral reading proficiency”
2020-2021: Yanrong Qi (University of Oklahoma); Wanching Hsieh (University of Pittsburgh); Ji Ma (Georgia State University); Cindy Y. Chung (National Taiwan Normal University); Ling Zhai (University at Buffalo); Chelsea Nakabayashi (Bard High School Early College)
2021-2022: Lini Polin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Purpose: Support her participation in the 2022 CLTA Annual Conference and the 2022 AERA (American Educational Research Association) Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Bonnie Wang (Durham Academy Upper School)
Purpose: Support her participation in the 2022 CLTA Annual Conference, the 2022 National Chinese language Conference, and the NCLCC Workshop: Chinese American Studies in Heritage and Non-Heritage.

Yina Patterson (Indiana University- Bloomington)
Purpose: Support her participation in the 2022 CLTA Annual Conference and the 2022 National Chinese Language Conference.

Awards

CLTA is pleased to announce the following awards open for competition:

The CLTA Action Research Award

Learn more about the CLTA Action Research Award
Established in 2013, the award will support action research to improve Chinese language instruction in the classroom setting. The recipient will be expected to present a paper at the annual meeting of the CLTA or to submit a progress report at the end of the funding period. The funding period normally is one year.

Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award

Learn more about the Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award
The Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award, established and funded through the generosity of Cheng & Tsui Company, is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers of Chinese, especially new teachers in the field. The award is given to support the attendance of pre-collegiate (including heritage school) and collegiate teachers at training workshops seminars, conferences, and other in-service learning experiences at the local, national, or international level and/or to collaborate with a mentor teacher. First-time attendees to training workshops are strongly encouraged to apply. Teacher training workshops and seminars attended by the applicants should be focused on pedagogy and issues on teaching and learning. The fund has designated annually the amount of $1,000 to be divided between at least two teachers each year.

Cheng & Tsui SIG Awards

Learn more about the Cheng & Tsui SIG Awards
Each year, the CLTA Professional Development Committee intends to select three or four SIGs to share the $2,000 Cheng & Tsui SIG Awards. The awards can be used to defray the cost of conducting the intended projects and/or travel to the CLTA Annual Conference for dissemination of the project outcomes.

The Jiede Empirical Research Grant for Chinese Pedagogy/Chinese Applied Linguistics

Learn more about the Jiede Empirical Research Grant
The Chinese Language Teachers Association is delighted to announce the Jiede (all-attain) Empirical Research Grant, established in 2003 by an anonymous member. The grant will support empirical research in Chinese pedagogy and applied linguistics that contributes to building a sound understanding of teaching and learning Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL). The recipient will be expected to present a paper at the annual meeting of the CLTA or to submit a progress report at the end of the grant term.

CLTA Walton Lifetime Achievement Award

The Walton Lifetime Achievement Award and the Walton Presentation Award are suspended in 2016.

Learn more about the CLTA Walton Award
The CLTA Walton Award, founded by friends and colleagues in 1998, was funded in 2005 by a perpetual endowment from the Cheng & Tsui Company in honor of Ronald Walton’s lifetime dedication to Chinese language education and cross-cultural understanding. The CLTA Walton Award is given for overall contributions to the field of Chinese language pedagogy. All members in the community of Chinese language teaching and research, with the exception of current CLTA officers and Members of the Board of Directors, are eligible for the award. The CLTA Walton Award consists of a plaque presented at the CLTA Annual Meeting. An endowment fund to support the CLTA Walton Award and the Walton Presentation Prize was established in May 2005 through the generosity of Jill Cheng, President of Cheng & Tsui Company. (See CLTA President’s message, dated 31 May 2005.)

CLTA Walton Presentation Prize

The Walton Lifetime Achievement Award and the Walton Presentation Award are suspended in 2016.

Learn more about the Walton Presentation Prize
The Walton Presentation Prize (formerly known as the Ron Walton Young Scholar Award), founded by friends and colleagues in 1998, was funded in 2005 by a perpetual endowment from the Cheng & Tsui Company in honor of Ronald Walton’s lifetime dedication to Chinese language education and cross-cultural understanding. The Walton Presentation Prize is awarded to recognize the best first-time presentation at the CLTA Annual Meeting. Preference is given to teachers at the pre-college level, graduate students and others new to the field who have their paper proposals accepted for the annual meeting. The Walton Presentation Prize carries an award of $500.00 and an invitation to submit a manuscript based on the presentation, to be considered for publication in the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association.

BLCUP Award for K-12 Professional Development

Learn more about the 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. 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.

BLCUP Teaching Award

Learning more about the BLCUP Teaching Award
Established with the generous support of Beijing Language and Culture University Press, this award is designed to encourage CLTA members to contribute to the improvement of Chinese Foreign Language (CFL) education in the United States through the design, development, and application of new pedagogy, innovative classroom practices, and teaching tools (e.g. multi-media).

Tao-chung Ted Yao Memorial Award

Learn more about the Tao-chung Ted Yao Memorial Award
The Tao-chung Ted Yao Memorial Award (hereafter “Yao Award”) is sponsored by the Tao-chung Ted Yao Memorial Fund. The Yao Award supports graduate students in the U.S. to present papers independently at national or international conferences sponsored or organized by the CLTA.

Archived Awards

Cengage Learning Award for Innovative Excellence in the Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language

Learn more about the Cengage Learning Award
Established with the generous support of Cengage Learning, a multinational leading provider of educational solutions, this award is designed to encourage CLTA members to contribute to the improvement of Chinese Foreign Language (CFL) education in the United States through the design, development, and application of new pedagogy, innovative classroom practices, and teaching tools (e.g. multi-media).

CLTA Study Abroad Site Visit Award

Learn more about the CLTA Study Abroad Site Visit Award
Recognizing that study abroad experiences play an integral part in the development of second language acquisition, CLTA is delighted to announce the 2015 CLTA Study Abroad Site Visit Award. Initiated by the Associated Colleges in China (ACC), a study abroad program in China administered by Hamilton College, this newly established award supports site visits to study abroad programs in China and Taiwan.

ChinaSprout Presentation Award

Learn more about the ChinaSprout Presentation Award
Funded by ChinaSprout for a five-year period from 2013 to 2018, the ChinaSprout Presentation Award supported K-12 instructors to engage in professional development activities by presenting at the CLTA Annual Meeting for the first time.

CLTA Peking University Press Publication Award

Learn more about the CLTA Peking University Press Publication Award
Beginning in 2012 and continuing through 2017, the Peking University Press will fund an award of $1500 US dollars to use as a prize for a winner of the best essay selected from articles published by the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (JCLTA) the year prior to the selection year. The winner of the award shall be announced by a representative from the Peking University Press at the membership meeting of the CLTA’s annual conference.

CLTA Webteam

Prof. Jun Da

Webmaster
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Email: jda@mtsu.edu

CLTA Web Developer
Mr. Alan Peterka

Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA


The CLTA Web Team currently consists of the following CLTA officers and Directors: CLTA Webmaster, Immediate Past President, Vice President, Journal Editor, Newsletter Editor, plus one member at large from the CLTA Board of Directors. Completing the regular team is our CLTA Web Assistant, Alan Peterka, who has served the association in this capacity since autumn 1997, in the development of a CLTA website, then hosted by the College of Humanities at the Ohio State University.

bamboo_smThe bamboo image — the prominent image on the CLTA home page design that also serves as the background image on the main pages — was scanned and prepared by Dr. Shunde Jin in 1996. The image is from the bamboo painting by Charles Chi-jung Chu (1918-2008) that also graces the covers of the Journal and Newsletter of the Chinese Language Teachers Association.

The CLTA Home Page was officially launched on 20 January 1998 by the Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (Chinese name: 美國中文教師學會 / 美国中文教师学会). From its inception in December 1997 to July 2007, the CLTA website was generously hosted and supported by the College of Humanities at The Ohio State University. With the migration to the current web server during July 2007 completed, effective 1 August 2007, the official website for the Chinese Language Teachers Association will now be CLTA-US.ORG.

From the President

The President of the Chinese Language Teachers Association is elected by the CLTA membership, as per the CLTA Bylaws: Article V. The CLTA member who is elected to that position serves as the CLTA Vice President in the first year, fulfills the role of CLTA President in the second year, and then serves as the Immediate Past President (IPP) in the third year. A message from the CLTA President to the membership — “From the President” — is published in each issue of the Chinese Language Teachers Association Newsletter. In the table below are links to messages from Presidents and Immediate Past Presidents (IPP) of the CLTA over the years, commencing with the December 1997 issue, marking the beginning of the regular publication of messages from the CLTA President.*

* In 2007, the CLTA Newsletter shifted its time of its annual, three-issue publication in December, March and September to a new publication schedule of January, May, and September. Prior to 2007, the December issue contained the first message from the new president to start the cycle, and the second and third messages appeared in the following year’s March and September issues respectively. The cycle began anew in that new December issue, with a message from the new President, but also a message from the Immediate Past President (IPP), summarizing events and activities of the Association during his/her term in office as CLTA President.

YEAR CLTA PRESIDENT JANUARY
(December)
MAY
(March)
SEPTEMBER
(September)
JANUARY
(December)
(as IPP)
2016 Prof. Helen Shen
(University of Iowa)
Dec. 2015
2015 Prof. Chengzhi Chu
(UC Davis)
Dec. 2014 Dec. 2015
2014 Prof. Hongyin Tao
(UCLA)
Dec 2013 Dec. 2014
2013 Prof. Der-lin Chao
(Hunter College)
Jan. 2013
2012 Prof. Janet Xing
(Western Washington University)
Jan. 2012
2011 Prof. Chuanren Ke
(University of Iowa)
Jan. 2011
2010 Prof. Claudia Ross
(College of the Holy Cross)
Dec. 2009 Jan. 2011
2009 Prof. Jerome Packard
(University of Illinois)
Dec. 2009
2008 Prof. Yen-hui Audrey Li
(U. of Southern California)
Jan. 2008
2007 Prof. Jennifer Liu
(Indiana University)
Jan. 2008
2006 Dr. Mien-hwa Chiang
(University of Pennsylvania)
Dec. 2005 Sept. 2006 (on leave)
2005 Prof. Hong Gang Jin
(Hamilton College)
Dec. 2004 Sept. 2005 Dec. 2005
2004 Prof. Jianhua Bai
(Kenyon College)
Dec. 2003 Dec. 2004
2003 Prof. Dana Scott Bourgerie
(Brigham Young University)
Dec. 2002
2002 Prof. Claudia Ross
(College of the Holy Cross)
Dec. 2001 Mar. 2002 Sept. 2002 Dec. 2002
2001 Prof. Marjorie K.M. Chan
(The Ohio State University)
Dec. 2000 Mar. 2001 Sept. 2001 Dec. 2001
2000 Prof. Chuanren Ke
(University of Iowa)
Dec. 1999 Mar. 2000 Sept. 2000 Dec. 2000
1999 Prof. Cynthia Ning
(University of Hawaii)
Dec. 1998 Mar. 1999 Sept. 1999 Dec. 1999
1998 Prof. Scott G. McGinnis
(University of Maryland)
Dec. 1997 Dec. 1998

Board of Directors

Tong Chen 陈彤

Tong Chen 陈彤

(April 2020 - April 2023)

Global Languages, 14N-330
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Tel: 617-253-0109
E-mail: tongchen@mit.edu

Wenhao Diao 刁文豪

Wenhao Diao 刁文豪

(April 2020 - April 2023)

Department of East Asian Studies
Learning Services Building, Room 122
1512 E First Street
Tucson, AZ. 85721
Tel: 520-621-0106

Email: wdiao@arizona.edu

Zoe Jiang 江凌欧

Zoe Jiang 江凌欧

(April 2021- April 2024)

Skyline High School
1122 228th Ave SE,
Sammamish, WA 98075
Tel: (425) 837-7700
Email: jiangl@issaquah.wednet.edu

Shuai Li 郦帅

Shuai Li 郦帅

(April 2021-22 VP, April 2022-23P, April 2023-24 IPP)

Georgia State University
25 Park Place 1933
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: (404) 413-5172
Email: sli12@gsu.edu

Xia Liang 梁霞

Xia Liang 梁霞

(April 2022-23 VP, April 2022-24 P, April 2024-25 IPP)

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Washington University in St Louis

Tel: 314-935-4050
Email: xliang@wustl.edu

Gang Liu 刘刚

Gang Liu 刘刚

(April 2022 - April 2025)

Dept. of Modern Languages,
POS 370, Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

E-mail:gangliu@andrew.cmu.edu
Tel: 412-268-6014

Yan Liu 刘艳

Yan Liu 刘艳

(April 2022 - April 2025)

Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Duke University
233 Franklin Center
Durham, NC 27708

Tel: 919-684-2912
E-mail: yl286@duke.edu

Zhongqi Shi 史中琦

Zhongqi Shi 史中琦

(April 2020 - April 2023)

Columbia University,
Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Kent Hall 615
New York, NY 10027

Tel: 646-320-3806
Email: zs2132@columbia.edu

Jing Wang 王静

Jing Wang 王静

(April 2021- April 2024)

Department of East Asian Studies
Princeton University
223 Frist Campus Center
Tel: (609) 258-2945
E-mail: jingwang@princeton.edu

Bonnie Wang<br />
王春梦

Bonnie Wang
王春梦

(April 2022 - April 2025)

Department of World Languages
Durham Academy Upper School
3601 Ridge Road, Durham, NC 27705

E-mail: bonnie.wang@da.org

Yu Wu 吴瑜

Yu Wu 吴瑜

(April 2022 - April 2025)

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
University of Rhode Island
60 Upper College Road,
Kingston, RI 02881

Tel:401-874-4704
E-mail: yu_wu@uri.edu

Yang Xiao-Desai 萧旸

Yang Xiao-Desai 萧旸

(April 2021—April 2024)

Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Tel: (415) 338-3122
Email: yangxiao@sfsu.edu

Ran Zhao 赵冉

Ran Zhao 赵冉

(April 2021- April 2024)

Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures
The University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781
Tel: (434) 243-8083
E-mail: rz4e@virginia.edu

Yongping Zhu<br />
朱永平

Yongping Zhu
朱永平

(April 2020-21 VP, April 2021-22 P, April 2022-23 IPP)

University of Notre Dame
205 O’Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-0942
yzhu8@nd.edu

Note: A new term of office* (for Members of the Board of Directors and Elected Officers) begins in the year following the November elections, upon the adjournment of the Annual Meeting of the Association in April. (For a look back at past years’ Officers and Board of Directors, see History of CLTA Officers and Board.) 

* See the CLTA By-laws, Section 4.03 of Article IV. Board of Directors and Section 5.01 of Article V. Elected Officers of the Association.

Officers & Committees

Elected Officers


(“From the CLTA President” past & present)

President
Shuai Li 郦帅
Georgia State University
25 Park Place 1933
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: (404) 413-5172
E-mail: sli12@gsu.edu

Xia Liang Vice President
Xia Liang 梁霞
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Washington University in St Louis
Tel: 314-935-4050
Email: xliang@wustl.edu

Immediate Past President
Yongping Zhu 朱永平
East Asian Languages & Cultures Department
University of Notre Dame, 46556
Tel: (574)631-8874
Email: yzhu8@nd.edu


Appointed Officers


CLTA Headquarters
Sue-mei Wu吴素美, Executive Director
(April 2019 – April 2023)
Carnegie Mellon University
E-mail: clta@andrew.cmu.edu

Conference officer
Baozhang He 何宝璋
(April 2020-April 2023)
College of the Holy Cross
E-mail: bhe@holycross.edu

Journal Officer
Dana S. Bourgerie 白杰理, CSL Journal Editor
(April 2021 – April 2024)
Brigham Young University
E-mail: dana_bourgerie@byu.edu 

Journal Officer
Baozhang He 何宝璋, CSL Associate Editor
(April 2021 – April 2024)
College of the Holy Cross
E-mail: bhe@holycross.edu

K-12 Publication Officer
Cilei Han 韩慈磊 (editor)
(April 2021 – April 2024)
Lake Oswego High School
E-mail: cilei.han@gmail.com

Dr Christine Liu Newsletter Officer
Dr. Yiching Christine Liu 呂逸勤 (Editor)
Department of East Asian Studies, Dickinson College
E-mail: ycliu2010@gmail.com

dajun Home Page Officer (Webmaster)
Jun Da 笪骏
(April 2021 – April 2024)
Middle Tennessee State University
E-mail: Jun.Da@mtsu.edu

 

Committees


Steering Committee
Shuai Li 郦帅 (P, Chair)
Xia Liang 梁霞 (VP)
Yongping Zhu 朱永平 (IPP)
Sue-mei Wu 吴素美 (ED)
Zhongqi Shi 史中琦 (Board Member)
Jing Wang 王静 (Board Member)

The steering committee is chaired by the current president and is comprised of the VP, IPP and two board members.

Awards Committee
Jing Wang 王静 (Chair)
Wenhao Diao 刁文豪
Gang Liu刘刚
Yu Wu 吴瑜
Ran Zhao 赵冉
Yongping Zhu 朱永平
Jincheng Liu 刘锦成 (Invited Assistant)

The National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society
Tong Chen 陈彤 (Chair)
Yu Wu 吴瑜
Weibing Ye叶为兵 (Invited Assistant)

Nominating and Election Committee
Xia Liang 梁霞 (Chair)
Shuai Li 郦帅
Yan Liu刘艳

Conference Committee
Shuai Li 郦帅 (Chair)
Xia Liang 梁霞 (Co-Chair)
Baozhang He 何宝璋 (Conference Officer)
Sue-mei Wu 吴素美 (Headquarters)
Zhongqi Shi 史中琦 (Program Chair)
Yu Wu 吴瑜 (Program Co-Chair)
Jun Da 笪骏 (Technology specialist)

Finance Committee
Xia Liang 梁霞 (Chair)
Shuai Li 郦帅
Sue-mei Wu 吴素美
Yongping Zhu 朱永平

Fund-Raising Committee
Gang Liu刘刚 (Chair)
Yan Liu刘艳
Zhongqi Shi 史中琦
Bonnie (Chunmeng) Wang王春梦

Media and Publicity Committee
Zhongqi Shi 史中琦 (Chair)
Zoe (Ling’ou) Jiang 江凌欧
Yaosi Yuan 袁桥楒 (Invited Assistant)
Zheng Gu 顾铮 (Invited Assistant)

Regional Associations Committee
Ran Zhao 赵冉 (Chair)
Zoe (Ling’ou) Jiang江凌欧
Yan Liu刘艳
Bonnie (Chunmeng) Wang王春梦

Professional Development Committee
Wenhao Diao 刁文豪 (Chair)
Xia Liang 梁霞
Ran Zhao 赵冉

K-12 Committee
Zoe (Ling’ou) Jiang 江凌欧 (Chair)
Bonnie (Chunmeng) Wang王春梦
Ting Gao 郜婷 (Invited Assistant)

Note: A new term of office* (for Members of the Board of Directors and Elected Officers) begins in the year of the election upon the adjournment of the Annual Meeting of the Association in April. * See the CLTA By-laws, Section 4.03 of Article IV. Board of Directors and Section 5.01 of Article V. Elected Officers of the Association. For CLTA By-laws on Appointed Officers, see Article VI. Appointed Officers.

For a look back at past years’ Officers and Board of Directors, see History of CLTA Officers and Board.

Contact

CLTA Headquarters 总部

CLTA Headquarters
c/o Dept. of Modern Languages
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890, U.S.A.
Email:  clta@andrew.cmu.edu

Executive Director 执行长

Sue-mei Wu 吴素美, Ph.D.
Teaching Professor of Chinese Studies
Director, MA in Applied SLA
Dept. of Modern Languages
Carnegie Mellon University
Tel: 412-268-5949
Fax: 412-268-1328
Email: suemei@andrew.cmu.edu
Website: http://xinterra.com/suemeiwu

Web Master 网页

Please contact the web team with issues and ideas concerning the CLTA website.

Jun Da笪骏, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Tel: 615-898-2279
Email: jda@mtsu.edu

 

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《等级标准》与美国中文教学国际学术研讨会
(9/24/2022)

主办单位:美国中文教师学会 (CLTA)

                    汉考国际教育科技(北京)有限公司

时      间:(美东时间)2022年9月24日9:00-17:20

                  (北京时间)2022年9月24-25日21:00-05:20

形      式:  线上 Zoom平台 (链接将在二号会议通知中发布)

 



The CLTA Statement in Support of Chinese Language Programs


CLTA Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence


Introduction to CLTA short video

Watch the video to learn more about CLTA — who we are and what benefits we provide for Chinese language educators.



CLTA Membership Benefits:

  • To be included in the CLTA LISTSERV and receive prompt announcements including job advertisements from the CLTA Headquarters
  • To apply for awards and grants sponsored by CLTA
  • To join CLTA Special Interest Groups (CLTA-SIGs) for free
  • To access CLTA publications such as the CSL Journal, Newsletter & K-12 CLT Journal
  • To publish personal and institutional news in the Newsletter
  • To receive information on meetings and conferences sponsored by CLTA
  • To attend, present papers at, and organize panels for these meetings and conferences at discounted rates
  • To elect members to the Board of Directors
  • To be nominated and elected as members of the Board of Directors
  • To attend CLTA sponsored activities for free or at a discounted rate
  • To nominate students to join the National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society
  • To nominate K-12 students to submit their work to the “Selection of CLTA K-12 Outstanding Chinese Works”

And more…

Donation


Ted Yao Memorial Fund


Jobs


Annual Meeting 2021




ACTFL World Languages Expo 2020


20-22 NOVEMBER 2020
San Antonio, TX

learn more…

CSL Downloads

CSL-JCLTA issue downloads are available in pdf format for current CLTA members. Login or Join CLTA

Newsletter

The CLTA Newsletter will be delivered online to all active members’ email.

Current issue: CLTA Newsletter September 2022


CLTA Newsletter Online Archive
(Newsletter & News Updates)

The Chinese Language Teachers Association Newsletter (CLTA Newsletter) keeps its readers informed about recent developments in the profession by publishing personal and institutional news and placement information. The newsletter is published online three times a year (in January, May and September*). An email will be sent to active members announcing the online publication of the newsletter.

Cut-off dates for submission of all materials to be included in the Newsletter are December 15, April 15, and August 15.  Please click to submit your entries: Submit to CLTA Newsletter. You may also directly copy and paste the following link: https://forms.gle/ynBuZYvXSKJFVCqJ9

The ad rate is $150 full-page (6Wx8H).  Ads to be included in the Newsletter can be black and white or in color, and each ad can be formatted in .jpg or .pdf under 1 MB.  Submit ads online by filling out the Full-Page Newsletter Ad Form.

A job advertisement is $300 flat-fee for posting to the CLTA emailing list, the website, and the newsletter. Submit your job announcement and make the payment online.  A job announcement will not be made until paid.

* Prior to 2007, the Newsletter was published in March, September, and December.

Newsletter Editor

Dr. Yiching Christine Liu 呂逸勤 (Interim Editor)
Department of East Asian Studies, Dickinson College
E-mail: ycliu2010@gmail.com

Please click to submit your entries: Submit to CLTA Newsletter.

Publications

Journal

Chinese as a Second Language (漢語教學研究—美國中文教師學會學報)  The journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA

The journal of Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) publishes peer-reviewed original articles in English or Chinese (either simplified or traditional characters) that make a significant contribution to the theory and practice of Chinese as a second language. Articles in all areas of Chinese pedagogy and acquisition are welcome, especially those that are empirically based and offer new perspectives and/or refine or challenge existing practices of teaching Chinese as a second language. Contributions in areas such as Chinese program management, curriculum design and teaching Chinese culture and literature in Chinese language classrooms are also welcome. In addition to research articles, CSL also publishes book reviews and short contributions that report on new discovery and development in the field of Chinese as a second language.

Three issues are published each year, in Spring, Summer, and Autumn. CLTA-US members receive the Journal as part of their membership. For membership application and for institutional subscriptions, please see the membership page for more information.

Chinese as a Second Language 漢語教學研究 (CSL) is the continuation of the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 美國中文教師學會學報 (JCLTA), USA. John Benjamins Publishing Company is the official publisher as of Volume 51 (2016).

Online Index: The online, searchable and browsable journal index — available since 31 August 2004 — covers 1966 to the present. Beginning with issues 2 and 3 of Volume 38 (2003), abstracts for the articles are also linked to the index entries. Volume 38.2 (May 2003) contains English abstracts for each article, while Volume 38.3 (October 2003) and subsequent issues include bilingual abstracts — in Chinese and in English

Indices: The journal is abstracted in Sociological Abstracts and is available through University Microfilms. The abstracts are accessible online at such websites as the LLBA (Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts). The LLBA is an on-line, searchable database for faculty, staff, and students who affiliate with any American higher institutions that store abstracts of language and linguistics articles, book reviews, and other publications. As the LLBA covers the period from 1973 to the present, it includes almost all the publications in this Journal’s history (viz., 1966 to the present). The journal is also listed on CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure, a database for Academic Journals known as 知网).

Submission: For submission of articles for consideration, please submit the manuscript electronically online at https://www.benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/csl/submission.  A submitted manuscript that is otherwise acceptable but does not conform to the style sheet will be returned to the author for rewriting. Authors who write in either language but are not native speakers of that language are urged to have their articles thoroughly edited by a native speaker prior to submission. Submission of manuscripts is not limited to CLTA-US members, but prospective authors are encouraged to become CLTA-US members.

Book Reviews:
Book reviews should be emailed to the Review Editor (Shuai Li, sli12@gsu.edu) directly. If you are interested in being a reviewer, please complete an online application at https://www.clta-us.org/publications/jclta-book-reviewer-application/ so as to be included in the list of prospective Book Reviewers. You will be contacted when publications in your areas become available for review.

 

Editor: Prof. Dana Scott Bourgerie 白杰理 (2020)
Asian and Near Eastern Languages
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
Tel: 801-422-4952 | Fax: 801-422-0028
CSL_JCLTA@byu.edu
bourgerie@byu.edu

Associate Editor: Baozhang He 何宝璋
Modern Languages and Literatures Department
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA 01610
bhe@holycross.edu

Review Editor
Shuai Li 郦帅  of Georgia State University  (sli12@gsu.edu)

Copy Editor (English)
Adam Ross 黄爱德 of the Chinese American International School (a_ross@cais.org)

Copy Editor (Chinese)
Felicia Qiuyun Teng 滕秋耘of Cornell University (qt11@cornell.edu)

Editorial Board Members:
Hang ZHANG 张航 (2022) George Washington University (hangz@gwu.edu)
Jie ZHANG张洁 (2022) University of Oklahoma (jiezhang@ou.edu)
Baozhang HE 何宝璋 (2022) College of the Holy Cross (bhe@holycross.edu)
Yongping ZHU 朱永平 (2022) University of  Notre Dame (yzhu8@nd.edu)
Yu LI 李煜 (2023) Loyola Marymont  University (Yu.Li@lmu.edu)
Fangyuan YUAN (2023)袁芳远 US Naval Academy) (yuan@usna.edu)
Jia YANG 杨佳 (2023)University of Dayton (jyang2@udayton.edu)
Seth Wiener 赛斯 (2023) Carnegie Melon University (sethw1@cmu.edu)
Shenglan ZHANG张胜兰 (2025) Iowa State University (shenglan@iastate.edu).
Yi XU许怡 (2025)University of Pittsburgh (xuyi@pitt.edu)
Yen-Chen HAO郝彦祯 (2025) University of  Tennessee-Knoxville  (yhao6@utk.edu)
Jiang LIU刘江 (2025) University of South Carolina. (jiangliu@mailbox.sc.edu)
Song JIANG姜松 (2025) University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (sjiang@hawaii.edu)

 

ACTFL Annual Convention

ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo

CLTA is an organizational member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and is also a partner for the Annual Convention of ACTFL, which hosts the largest gathering of foreign language educators in the U.S. each year. These annual conventions are held in November, and generally take place on the Friday and weekend before Thanksgiving (plus a day of pre-convention workshops). Information on registration, housing, online convention program, etc., may be obtained from the ACTFL Home Page (under “Convention and Expo”). Note that all current, paid-up members of ACTFL — or any of the ACTFL cooperating organizations, including CLTA — may pay their ACTFL registration at the member’s rate. If you are not a current member, you will need to register at the non-member’s rate. However, you may join CLTA prior to the Convention and pay the member’s rate. To join CLTA, go to the CLTA Membership Information web page. Please note that ACTFL has a schedule (once or twice a month in March – September and once a week in October and November before the Convention) to updated its membership database, so it can take 7-30 days for ACTFL to have your name loaded in the registration system. ACTFL has different registration deadline rates (Early Bird, Advance, Onsite), so do plan to join CLTA and register early!

Program of CLTA Organized Sessions (PDF)

Shuai Li  郦帅
CLTA Program Chair for the 2019 ACTFL Annual Convention
Georgia State University
Email: sli12@gsu.edu

FUTURE ACTFL EXPOs

  • Washington, DC – November 22-24, 2019
  • San Antonio, TX – November 20-22, 2020
  • San Diego, CA – November 19-20, 2021
  • Boston, MA – November 18-20, 2022
  • Chicago, IL – November 17-19, 2023
  • Philadelphia, PA – November 22-24, 2024

History Highlights:The first CLTA annual conferences were held in December, in conjunction with the Modern Languages Association (MLA). The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) formed out of MLA in 1967, and officially established a separate November conference in 1969. CLTA chose to collaborate with ACTFL, and has been affiliated with ACTFL since. ACTFL convention sites of the past two decades and upcoming conventions are as follows:

Year


1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Location


Washington, DC
Rosemont, IL
San Antonio, TX
Atlanta, GA
Anaheim, CA
Philadelphia, PA
Nashville, TN
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Boston, MA
Washington, DC
Salt Lake City, UT
Philadelphia, PA
Chicago, IL
Baltimore, MA

Year


2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Location


Nashville, TN
San Antonio, TX
Orlando, FL
San Diego, CA
Boston, MA
Denver, CO
Philadelphia, PA
Orlando, FL
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
Boston, MA
Nashville, TN
New Orleans, LA