The CLTA 60th Anniversary Celebration Special Lecture Series (#3)

This event will be held during the CLTA membership meeting on April 9 (Sat), 2022, 7:30-8:30 (EST).

Invited Speaker 特邀演讲嘉宾: Professor Perry Link 林培瑞教授

Topic: 继母语万岁: 对外教学转为引内教学

60th Anniversary Lecture Series 3

60th Anniversary Lecture Series 3

CLTA 60th Anniversary Lecture Series #2

CLTA 60th Anniversary Celebration Special Lecture Series (#2)
美國中文教師學會  六十週年大慶  專題講座 (二)
美国中文教师学会  六十周年大庆  专题讲座 (二)

讲题 : 汉语动词词尾 “了1” 的呼应界点
时间: February 11 (Fri), 2022, 8pm-9:30pm (EST)
地点: ZOOM, Virtual Lecture via Zoom (Registration required, Open and Free for CLTA members)
特邀演讲嘉宾: 孙朝奋教授 (Professor Chaofen Sun), 斯坦福大学

With our gratitude, we would like to THANK The Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) for sponsoring this CLTA 60th Anniversary Lecture #2 event.

2022 CLTA Annual Conference (Notice #3, posted date: 12/23/2021)

The 2022 CLTA annual conference, along with the 60th anniversary celebration of CLTA, will be held at the University of Notre Dame from April 7th to 10th, 2022. This annual meeting will be held primarily in person but will also offer the option of online participation. The conference registration site will open on 1/20/2022.

CLTA 60th Anniversary Lecture Series #1

讲题 : 追寻庐山真面目: 谷歌翻译、语言盲点与对外汉语教学

时间: October 22 (Fri), 2021, 8pm-9:30pm (EST)
地点: ZOOM, Virtual Lecture via Zoom (Registration required, Open and Free for CLTA members)
特邀演讲嘉宾: 张正生教授 (Professor Zheng-sheng Zhang)
圣地亚哥州立大学/吉尔吉斯中亚国际大学

CLTA Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence

(March 18, 2021)

CLTA Virtual Forum (#5)

全美中文教師學會網上論壇-第五講  (全美中文教师学会网上论坛-第五讲)

讲题: 中文教师职业发展与学术规划
Title: Career Advancement as CSL Professionals

主持人: 袁芳远
特邀讲者: 许怡, 郦帅, 张洁, 刁文豪, 萧旸
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm (EST), March 6 (Saturday), 2021

The CLTA Virtual Forum #5 (Open and Free for CLTA Members, registration is required)

Steps to register:

  1. https://www.clta-us.org
  2. Login with your CLTA Member info.
  3. Fill out the Virtual Forum registration form (you can also find the Virtual Forum registration form under the News tab at the top of the CLTA website)

You will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link information immediately after your submission. Keep this email. You will need this information to enter the CLTA Virtual Forum event.

The event starts at 8:00 pm. Zoom will open at 7:45 pm. The Zoom meeting can only admit up to 300 people, first come first served.

ACTFL 2020 Schedule of Virtual Events

ACTFL 2020 Schedule of Virtual Events

CLTA Sponsored Sessions

ACTFL Online Program (register at ACTFL website: https://actfl.org)

CLTA VIRTUAL FORUM (#4)

全美中文教師學會網上論壇-第四講  (全美中文教师学会网上论坛-第四讲)

CLTA Virtual Forum #4 Poster

讲题: 二语习得与中文教学
Title: From Research to Classroom Practice in Chinese as a Second Language

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm (EST), November 7 (Saturday), 2020

主持人: 白建华

特邀讲者: 沈禾玲, 温晓虹, 陶红印, 袁芳远


THANK YOU for sponsoring CLTA Virtual Forum #4:

北京语言大学出版社北美分社 (Phoenix Tree Publishing, Inc.)


Virtual Forum via Zoom. Open and Free for CLTA Members. Seats are limited. Registration is required. To register:

  1. Login with your CLTA Member info
  2. Fill out the Virtual Forum registration form
  3. You will receive email confirmation with Zoom link info. Keep this email. You will need this information to enter this CLTA Virtual Forum event.
  4. The event starts at 8 pm. Zoom will open at 7:45pm. The Zoom meeting can only admit up to 300 people, first come first served.

September CLTA Events

CLTA Events for September 2020

CLTA VIRTUAL FORUM (#3)

全美中文教師學會網上論壇-第三講  (全美中文教师学会网上论坛第三讲)

讲题中文教职应聘与教师资质提升
Title: CFL Teacher JobsRecruitment Criteria and Qualifications

TIME: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm (EST), October 3 (Sat), 2020

主持人刘乐宁

特邀嘉宾周质平 , 张曼荪 , 梁新欣 , 朱永平


Virtual Forum via Zoom. Open and Free for CLTA Members. Seats are limited. Registration is required. To register:

  1. Login with your CLTA Member info
  2. Fill out the Virtual Forum registration form
  3. You will receive email confirmation with Zoom link info. Keep this email. You will need this information to enter this CLTA Virtual Forum event.
  4. The event starts at 8 pm. Zoom will open at 7:45pm. The Zoom meeting can only admit up to 300 people, first come first served.

CLTA Virtual Forum #2 全美中文教师学会网上论坛

CLTA VIRTUAL FORUM (#2)

全美中文教師學會網上論壇     第二講
(全美中文教师学会网上论坛   第二讲)

TITLE: VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON CFL TEACHING IN THE NEW CIRCUMSTANCES

讲题: 新形势下的线上与线下中文教学

主持人: 梁霞

特邀讲者: 储诚志, 笪骏, 高瑛, 叶为兵

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm (EST), August 29 (Saturday), 2020

论坛召集人朱永平    致辞:许怡    CLTA介绍: 吴素美


Virtual Forum via Zoom. Open and Free for CLTA Members. Seats are limited. Registration is required. To register:

  1. Login with your CLTA Member info
  2. Fill out the Virtual Forum registration form (you can also find the Virtual Forum registration form under the News tab at the top of the CLTA website)
  3. You will receive email confirmation with Zoom link info. Keep this email. You will need this information to enter this CLTA Virtual Forum #2 event.
  4. The event starts at 8 pm. Zoom will open at 7:45pm. The Zoom meeting can only admit up to 300 people, first come first served.

CLTA Virtual Forum 全美中文教师学会网上论坛 (#1)

A Discussion on Chinese Pedagogical Grammar 汉语教学语法论坛 

8:00 – 9:30 pm (EST), July 11 (Saturday), 2020

Virtual Forum via Zoom. Open and Free for CLTA Members. Seats are limited. Registration is required (members must login to fill out the form).

 

Virtual forum flyer

2017 Professional Development Grants

CLTA-USA has awarded the 2017 Professional Development Grants to the following regional associations:

CLTA-California,  CLTA-Oregon,  CLTA-Texas, CLTA-Virginia, CLTA-Washington, New England CLTA, Oklahoma-CLTA, CLTA-Indiana

Please visit here for more information about regional associations affiliated with CLTA-USA:

https://www.clta-us.org/about-clta/regional-cltas/

National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society

The National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society is founded to recognize the outstanding academic achievement of college students in learning Chinese as a second language, to encourage them to continue to study Chinese after they graduate from college, and to promote the study of Chinese language, literature, and culture in the United States.

This year the National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society inducted 25 students. Congratulations to the Honor students and their faculty sponsors! For a full list, please visit

https://www.clta-us.org/the-national-collegiate-chinese-honor-society/2017-national-collegiate-chinese-honor-society/

 

2017 Professional Development Grants

The CLTA-USA has awarded the 2017 Professional Development Grants to the following regional associations:

CLTA-California,  CLTA-Oregon,  CLTA-Texas, CLTA-Virginia, CLTA-Washington, New England CLTA, Oklahoma-CLTA, CLTA-Indiana

Please visit here for more information about regional associations affiliated with CLTA-USA:

https://www.clta-us.org/about-clta/regional-cltas/

Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award for Teachers of Chinese

Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award for Teachers of Chinese is now calling for applications. The award supports the attendance of pre-collegiate 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. The application deadline is October 31, 2017. For more information, please visit the CLTA Awards page.

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

Cengage Learning Awards for Innovative Excellence in the Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language is calling for applications. CLTA members who wish to improve Chinese Foreign Language education in the US through the design, development, and application of new pedagogy, innovative classroom practices, and teaching tools (e.g. multi-media) are welcome to apply. The proposal deadline is November 31, 2017. For further information, please visit the CLTA Awards page.

Report on the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting

CLTA’s Annual Membership Meeting was held in Boston, MA during the ACTFL’s Annual Conference on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The meeting kicked off with a reception – many thanks to the sponsors for the wonderful meal. CLTA’s President, Helen Shen, started the meeting with a warm welcome and expressed her appreciation for the membership’s support and for the support of CLTA’s Board of Directors.

The 2nd CLTA International Symposium on Chinese Language Teaching and Learning was held on April 1-3 at the University of Maryland, College Park. 300 people were in attendance, which included 2 keynote speeches and 2 plenary speeches with book exhibitions, 130 paper presentations, 10 workshops and 20 teaching demonstrations, and an information session.

As a result of the recent CLTA poll, a majority of the members voted to hold CLTA annual conferences independently. The tentative plan is for the conference to be held in April 2018 in Washington, D.C. Once more details are available, they will be disseminated to the CLTA membership.

The Steering Committee reported that it established 12 special interest groups and created the publication of the CLTA monograph in 2017.  Also, Professor Janet Xing of West Washington University was appointed to serve as the new JCSL Editor.

Afterwards, the Committee Chairs each took a minute to report to the CLTA membership the tasks and goals of each committee.

Congratulations to the following award winners:

  • CLTA Jiede Award: Eric A. Pelzl, University of Maryland, College Park
  • CLTA Action Research Award: Ruihua Liu, International Leadership of Texas
  • Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Grant:  Xue Xia, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Xizhen Qin, University of South Florida
  • CLTA Study Abroad Site Visit Award: Yun Yao, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Tao-chung Ted Yao Memorial Award at CLTA-S2: Eric A. Pelzl, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Tao-chung Ted Yao Memorial Award at ACTFL/CLTA: Liulin Zhang, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Haomin Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University
  • China Sprout Presentation Award: Qiuping Yuan, Lake Shore High School, MI
  • Peking University Press Publication Award: Zhuo Jing-Schmidt, Xinjia Peng and Jing-Yun Chen

For this year’s ACTFL/CLTA Annual Conference, CLTA accepted 50 sessions and 58 papers. Effective January 1, 2017, there will be a membership rate increase across the board. Four new Board Members were elected to the CTLA Board, which include one K-12 teacher and three higher education teachers. CLTA now has 10 regional member associations. This year also marked the initiation of CLTA’s National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society. 31 candidates from 10 institutions were induced to the Society.

In closing, CLTA President Helen Shen acknowledged the outgoing Officers and Board Members: JCSL editor, 2 Officers and 4 Board Members. She then closed the meeting by welcoming the new 2017 Steering Committee, the 2017 Board of Directors, and the 2017 CLTA President Chaofen Sun.

(Written by Lisa Podbilski)

clta board

Figure 1:The CLTA Board of Directors had its annual meeting in Boston on 11/17/2016

 

clta award ceremony

Figure 2: Prof. Zheng-sheng Zhang received a plaque of appreciation from Professor Helen Shen, the 2016 President of CLTA, for his 8-year service as the JCLTA editor.

 

clta award ceremony

Figure 3: Ms. Ruihua Liu was awarded the 2016 Action Research Grant.

 

clta awards

Figure 4: Zhuo Jing-Schmidt, Xinjia Peng and Jing-Yun Chen received the best article prize from Ms. Xiaoxia Deng (first on the right) of the Peking University Press.

Annual Meeting Online Program Update

The 2016 Annual Meeting Online Program has been updated. 07.07.2016

STARTALK 2016 Programs

STARTALK has just published their list of programs for 2016.  Chinese language teachers in the U.S. may apply for a program of interest to them.  Here is the URL: https://startalk.umd.edu/public/find-a-summer-program/?f[0]=im_field_st_language%3A39&f[1]=im_field_program_participant_typ%3A183

Annual Meeting Program – Update

The CLTA Annual Meeting program has been updated (11/13/2015).

Annual Meeting Program

The 2014 CLTA Annual Conference Witnesses Another Year of Growth

By Fangyuan Yuan
With Contributions from Weidong Zhang, Claire Kotenbeutel, and Yea-Fen Chen

Dec.15, 2014

The Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (CLTA) successfully held its 2014 annual conference in conjunction with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in San Antonio, TX from Nov. 21-23, 2014, with the theme of “Reaching Global Competence.” This (inter)national event brought together hundreds of Chinese language educators from around the country and attracted a number of international attendants. A dozen publishers and vendors exhibited their recent publications and showcased their services related to Chinese teaching and learning.

This year, the conference featured 70 panels, 11 roundtable discussions, and 4 poster sessions. About 250 presenters shared their research findings and teaching experiences, and discussed issues and challenges relating to teaching and learning Chinese as a second language at different levels. A variety of topics were covered, ranging from classroom research, curriculum design, syllabus development, technology-assisted teaching, articulations between high schools and universities, language policies, study abroad, to textbook development, to name just a few. Almost all the panels were well attended and followed by engaging discussions. In addition, two workshops were offered with more than 60 participants for each on the topics that were particularly attractive to our new/young members: “Empirically-based Instructional Strategies and Best Practices in CFL Classrooms” by Prof. Jin Hong Gang and “Teaching Chinese with Technology” by Professors Phyllis Zhang, Tianwei Xie and Jun Da. As in past years, CLTA set up a special booth hosting the event of meeting-with-authors in which some recent publications authored by our members were displayed.

workshop

One of the important events at the conference was our General Membership Meeting where old friends and new colleagues gathered together, exchanging ideas and renewing friendships. This year’s meeting was chaired by Prof. Hongyin Tao of UCLA, President of the Association for the year 2014. Prof. Tao reported to all the members about the major initiatives, work and achievements of the year 2014, together with the chairs of different committees. Here are some highlights:

  • Professor Emeritus Tianwei Xie of the California State University, Long Beach, received this year’s Walton Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of outstanding service as a Chinese educator in general and invaluable contributions in the area of technology-assisted teaching in Chinese language instruction in particular. Congratulations and Happy Retirement, Professor Xie!
  • One achievement that drew our warm applause is the success of the First International Symposium on Chinese Language Teaching and Learning held at Indiana University – Bloomington in October 2014. According to Yea-Fen Chen, Chair of the symposium’s organizing committee, there were about 300 scholars and Chinese instructors from a number of countries coming to the symposium, which truly was “international”. Prof. Tao extended special thanks to everyone who made it a great success and announced that the second symposium will be held at the University of Maryland in 2016 with the exact dates to be determined.
  • Thanks to the generosity of our donors and timeless efforts of the Fund-Raising Committee, this year the Association received the donations in the amount of $11,832 from 11 agencies, publishers, vendors, institutes and individuals as of Nov. 1, 2014, which enables us to establish some new awards and grants to our outstanding individual members and affiliated regional associations.

LifetimeAchievementAward award

At the meeting, Prof. Tao announced several important changes and possible changes, which signify a new development of the Association. The highlights are as follows:

  • The association’s name was changed from the “Chinese Language Teachers Association” to the “Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA” with the Chinese name from中文教师学会 to 美国中文教师学会. This change was endorsed by the majority of the members with about 90% saying yes according to an electronic ballot. Likewise, about 95% members who voted supported the initiative to design an official logo for the Association. For this purpose, a competition will be launched among the members.
  • Starting from 2016, the CLTA’s journal will be published by John Benjamins. The name of the journal is suggested to be changed from the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (JCLTA) to Chinese as a Second Language — the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA, and its Chinese name is still under discussion. These name changes will be subject to the approval by a majority vote of general members.
  • A new on-line journal will be launched in 2015, focusing on publishing articles about K-L2 Chinese teaching.
  • There are several changes in the leadership of the Association. Yea-Fen Chen of Indiana University will step down at the end of 2014 as the Executive Director after years of whole-hearted dedication and hard-working commitment, and Prof. John Jinghua Yin of the University of Vermont will take over the task. Prof. Yin’s duty as the newsletter editor is handed over to Prof. Zhuo Jing-Schmidt of the University of Oregon.
  • The membership meeting bid farewell to the 4 retired board members who had been working diligently for our members during the past three years. They are Professors Der-lin Chao, Jane Kuo, Miao-fen Tseng, and Phyllis Zhang. The meeting also welcomed 5 newly elected members including Professors Wayne Wenchao He, Nan Jiang, Jiangling Liao, Yun Xiao, and Fangyuan Yuan. For the year of 2015, Prof. Chengzhi Chu of UC Davis will serve the President of the Association and Prof. Helen Shen of the University of Iowa the Vice President. Altogether there are 12 committees with five new ones. For the names of the 2015 CLTA Board of Directors and officers, please refer to the composition chart at the end of the report. You can also visit our website at https://www.clta-us.org/ for more details.

newBoardMembers BoardMembers

Professors Nyan-Ping Bi, Cecilia Chang, Helen Shen, and Zhengshen Zhang presented the following awards to the recipients:

  • The Action Research Award was awarded to Binnan Gao of Elon University whose winning project is “Developing Effective Techniques of Correcting First-Year Students’ Pronunciation Errors”.
  • The Cengage Learning Award for Innovative Excellence in the Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language. The winners of its first prize are Crista Cornelius, Donglin Chai, and Bing Mu from Ohio State University whose project is “Tiyan rizhi: Maximizing Community-based Learning in Chinese Study Abroad Contexts.” The two recipients of the second prizes are Shijuan Liu from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Sue-mei Wu from Carnegie Mellon University, with the projects titled “Content-Based Instruction With Emerging Technology for A Mixed Level” and “The Chinese Folk Performance Curriculum: Leveraging Technology” respectively.
  • The Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Grant was presented to Carl Polley of the University of Hawai’i Kapi’olani Community College and Ruihua Liu from the Houston Independent School District.
  • The CLTA Study Abroad Site Visit Award recipient is Lan Zhang of the University of Memphis.
  • The Jiede Empirical Research Grant was given to Yun Yao from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign whose project is titled Chinese Character Recognition in Native and Second Language Learners.
  • The Peking University Press Publication Award was presented to Han Luo from Lafayette College whose article is entitled “Chinese Language Learning Anxiety and Its Associated Factor”
  • The Walton Presentation Prize was awarded to Yu Wu from Boston University.
  • The CLTA Professional Development Grant was presented to nine regional associations, including the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California, Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Southern California, Chinese Language Teachers Association of Texas, Chinese Language Teachers Association of Virginia, Chinese Language Teachers Association-Washington State, Georgia Chinese Language Educators, Iowa Chinese Language Teachers Association, Oklahoma Chinese Language Teachers Association, and Wisconsin Association of Chinese Language Teachers.

Prof. Chengzhi Chu, our 2015 President, concluded the membership meeting with a brief speech. He expressed profound thanks to Prof. Hongyin Tao for his outstanding leadership and dedicated work, and heart-felt appreciations to all the CLTA members for their trust and support. Speaking about the work of 2015, he introduced the functions and responsibilities of the 12 standing and ad hoc committees of the Association and called for member participation in the CLTA Logo design competition, fundraising initiatives, on-line vote for new board members and Vice President, and the Chinese National Honor Society Initiative.

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CLTA 2015 Board of Directors, Committees and Officers 

President Chengzhi Chu 储诚志
Immediate Past President Hongyin Tao 陶红印
Vice President Helen Shen 沈禾玲
Executive Director John Jing-hua Yin 印京华
Steering Committee Chengzhi Chu 储诚志 (President, chair)
Hongyin Tao 陶红印 (IPP)
Helen Shen 沈禾玲 (VP)
Cecilia Chang 張曼蓀
Chaofen Sun 孙朝奋
Board of Directors  

 

Nyan-Ping Bi 畢念平Cecilia Chang 張曼蓀

Chengzhi Chu 储诚志

Stephanie Divo 何思培

Wayne Wenchao He 何文潮

Nan Jiang  蒋楠

Song Jiang 姜松

Claire Kotenbeutel 柯凯瑞

Jianling Liao 廖建玲Helen Shen 沈禾玲

Chaofen Sun 孙朝奋

Hongyin Tao陶红印

Yun Xiao 萧云

Fangyuan Yuan 袁芳远

Mindy Zhang 张敏

 

Archives Committee Stephanie Divo 何思培 (chair)
John Jing-hua Yin 印京华 (ED)
John Chang 張文光 (Webmaster)
Scott McGinnis 馬思凱    
Awards Committee Cecilia Chang 張曼蓀 (chair)

Nyan-Ping Bi 畢念平; Fangyuan Yuan袁芳远

Chinese National Honor Society Committee Mindy Zhang 张敏 (chair)
Claire Kotenbeutel 柯凯瑞
Helen Shen 沈禾玲
(Ad Hoc) CLTA Logo Committee Jianling Liao 廖建玲 (chair)
Stephanie Divo 何思培
Nan Jiang 蒋楠
Finance Committee Claire Kotenbeutel 柯凯瑞 (chair)
Helen Shen 沈禾玲 (VP)
John Jing-hua Yin 印京华 (ED)
Fangyuan Yuan 袁芳远 (secretary)
Fundraising Committee Song Jiang 姜松 (chair)
Jane Kuo 郭珠美
Jiede & Action Research Awards Committee Nan Jiang  蒋楠 (chair)
Nyan-Ping Bi 畢念平
Jianling Liao 廖建玲
Media and Publicity Committee Fangyuan Yuan 袁芳远 (chair)
Zhuo Jing-Schmidt井茁 (newsletter editor)
John Chang 張文光 (webmaster)
Wendong Zhang 张伟东
Claire Kotenbeutel 柯凯瑞
Jianling Liao 廖建玲
Jie Zhang 张洁
Nominating (& Election) Committee Chaofen Sun 孙朝奋 (chair)
Helen Shen 沈禾玲 (VP)
Program/Conference Committee  Yun Xiao 萧云 (chair)
John Jinghua Yin 印京华 (ED)
Extended program committee invited from current members
Professional Development Committee Nyan-Ping Bi 畢念平 (chair)
Nan Jiang 蒋楠
Mindy Zhang张敏
Regional Associations Committee Wayne Wenchao He 何文潮 (chair)
Jianling Liao 廖建玲
Song Jiang 姜松
Headquarters John Jing-hua Yin 印京华 (ED)
Alice Wang (Finance Assistant to the ED)
JCLTA Editorial Board Zhengsheng Zhang 张正生(editor)
Scott McGinnis 馬思凱 (associate editor)
Journal of K-12 Chinese Language Teaching Annie P. Zeng (editor)
Newsletter Zhou Jing-Schmidt 井茁 (editor)
Web-team   John Chang 張文光 (webmaster)
Alan Peterka (web developer)

2015 Annual Meeting Call for Papers

The 2015 Call for Papers for the CLTA annual meeting are now available on the Meeting page.

Submissions are due January 14, 2015.