IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The National Center for Chinese Language Program (NCCLP) has come to a close at UC Berkeley. The STARTALK program will continue at NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR UNIVERSITY, in Belmont. For more information see their website at: https://18startalkndnu.weebly.com/ or contact Stella Kwoh at stellakwoh@berkeley.edu or (510) 418-0016.


Hanwen School

Hanwen School is an after-school program serving elementary school-age children in the Berkeley and Albany areas. Children learn Mandarin Chinese through language classes and enrichment activities and build awareness of Chinese culture and heritage. We are located near the North Berkeley BART station. We provide both after-school program, weekend workshops, and summer camps.

Website - http://hanwenschool.org

Facebook - http://facebook.com/hanwenschool

Global Higher Education Seminar Series

"Chinese Universities in the Xi Jinping Era" featuring William C. Kirby & Wen-Hsin Yeh
Monday, April 27th 2015 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: The Matrix, 8th Floor, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Reception to follow discussion

In the month of April, the Center for Studies in Higher Education and the Institute for East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley will cosponsor an important seminar. Professor Kirby, Harvard University, will outline Chinese accomplishments in higher education since 1998 and offer a critical evaluation of recent developments. Professor Yeh, UC Berkeley, will respond by presenting a "best" and a "worst" possible reading of Chinese universities of today from a longer-term historical perspective. Join us for this unique seminar featuring Chinese Universities of past and present.

William C. Kirby is T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University, where he is concurrently Chairman of the Harvard China Fund and Faculty Chair of the Harvard Center Shanghai. He is the former Dean of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Wen-Hsin Yeh is the Richard H. and Lauren C. Morrison Chair Professor in the Department of History at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Faculty China Adviser to the Chancellor. She has written extensively on this history of China in the twentieth century.

Summer Intensive Language Program

June 16 - August 8, 2014

The Monterey Institute of International Studies’ summer Chinese language program offers intensive language instruction for motivated students with a variety of academic and non-academic goals. Beginning, intermediate and advanced Mandarin Chinese level courses are offered in the 8-week program.

Program Highlights:

  • 8-week intensive program
  • Small class sizes (average of 8-10 students per class)
  • Focus on Communication and Fluency
  • Out-of-class language and culture activities
  • 8 semester units of credit
  • Instruction in cultural content

This rigorous program is highly effective for language acquisition in a compressed period of time. The intensity and length of our summer program can accommodate that student looking to hone their language skills to, 1) study abroad, 2) participate in higher level language courses at their home institute, 3) prepare to pass a placement exam, or 4) enter the professional job market.

Early-bird payment discount deadline: Apply by March 1, 2014

Application deadline: April 28, 2014

See Summer Intensive Language Program for more information.

Chinese Language Digital Teacher Association Workshop: ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview

中文數位教師協會(CLDTA) www.cldta.org 將在 2014年一月份為會員老師們推出"口語測試(OPI)簡介及課堂上的運用" 分享活動, 除了精彩的演講, 我們的講員周均老師還會在現場示範口語訪問1-2位學生, 相信對老師們的教學上將會有所啟發,歡迎到協會網站的最新活動填寫報名表: www.cldta.org

時間: Jan. 26. 2014 (Sunday) 1-5 pm
地點:Berryessa Library, 3355 Noble Avenue San Jose, CA 95132
講師: 周均老師
現任教康郡中文學校(1984-), 中美國際學校(1997-)
OPI certified tester since 2007
OPI certified rater since 2008
會員: 免費
非會員: $15

Berkeley STARTALK Chinese Teacher Program Post Program Workshop, Teaching Materials Exhibit & Teaching Chinese Certificate Program Information Meeting

Date: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Location: 1995 University Avenue, 2nd Floor

9:15 – 9:30am
Registration & Breakfast

9:30 – 11:30am
STARTALK Graduates Presentations/Discussions

11:30 – 12:00pm
Lunch and Exhibit Setup

12:00 – 3:00pm
Exhibit (Open to public)

12:00 – 2:00pm
Exhibitor Showcase (Open to public)

2:00 – 3:00pm
Teaching Chinese Certificate Program Information Meeting (Open to Public)

For questions, contact Stella Kwoh at stellakwoh@berkeley.edu; telephone (510)‑642-8390.

CLTAC 2013 Fall Workshop Program

Theme: Strategies and Practices for Successful Chinese Instruction
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Venue: San Francisco State University Humanities Building

9:00 – 9:30: Registration & Refreshments 注册,茶点
Location: Main Hallway

9:30 – 9:45: Welcome and Opening Remarks 开幕式
Location: HUM 133
Liwei Gao, CLTAC Vice President and Workshop Chair, Defense Language Institute

9:45 – 10:45: Plenary Talk 1: Early Language Learning as a Strategic Priority: Global Competency, Chinese Language Education and the Future of US-China Relations
Location: HUM 133
Christopher Livaccari, International School of the Peninsula
Chair: Baocai Jia, Cupertino High School

10:45 – 11:00: Break 茶歇

11:00 – 12:00: Plenary Talk 2: Effective Ways of Technology Integration in Chinese Language Instruction
Location: HUM 133
Su-Ling Hsueh, Defense Language Institute
Chair: Henny Chen, Moreau Catholic High School

12:00 – 12:45: Lunch Break 午餐

12:45 – 13:45: Plenary Talk 3: 繁花不迷眼,浓淡求相宜 — 中文教学中的教学法选择问题 Teaching right with one thousand methods
Location: HUM 133
Chengzhi Chu, University of California, Davis
Chair: Zhenlin Qiao, Defense Language Institute

13:45 – 14:00: Break 茶歇

14:00 – 15:00: Roundtable Forum: 繁花不迷眼,浓淡求相宜 — 中文教学中的教学法选择问题 Teaching right with one thousand methods
Location: HUM 109
Moderator: Chengzhi Chu,University of California, Davis
Discussants: Xiaolin Chang, Lowell High School
Stellar Kwoh, National Center for K-16 Chinese Language Pedagogy at UC Berkeley
Chris Wen-Chao Li, San Francisco State University
Peiyu Chen Roth, Defense Language Institute

15:00 – 17:00: CLTAC Board/Executive Committee Meeting

Download the full program here.

"Wandering – Homecoming/我不是歸人,是個過客," a poetry reading by Zheng Chouyu 鄭愁予

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Date: November 9, 2013
Venue: Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University; 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, 94132

The San Francisco State University Chinese Program is pleased to present "Wandering – Homecoming/我不是歸人,是個過客," a lecture and poetry reading By renowned Taiwanese poet, Zheng Chouyu. For the lecture, Zheng will draw from a broad selection of poems that represent the various creative periods throughout his life and take guests on a physical and spiritual journey from the ancient ruins of China's Western provinces to the shores of Taiwan. This event is sponsored by the SF State Chinese Program, the SF State Chinese Flagship Program, and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco.

Free admission. RSVP requested. Please register here: http://chinese.sfsu.edu/zhengchouyu

Transportation: Public parking is available in lot 20, located off of State Drive in the Northwest section of campus. San Francisco State University is also easily accessible via public transportation.

For information on this event, please contact Mia Segura at msegura@sfsu.edu.

New York Chinese Character Festival

New York City, September 27, 2013

NYU and ChineseCUBES announced the first-ever Chinese Character Festival (CCF) in New York, a month-long celebration of Chinese characters that comprise the Chinese language and play a significant role in East Asian language, arts and cultures. Co-organized by Chinese education tech startup ChineseCUBES and New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, the festival spans October 6 to November 3, 2013 with opening and closing events to be held at NYU Kimmel Center.

"New York Chinese Character Festival takes participants on a journey to experience and explore the beauty and art of Chinese Characters as well as their relevance to New York through a fun mix of interactive online contests and rewarded check-in spots, in and around the city," said Rex How, CEO of ChineseCUBES.

"It's wonderful to see our students embrace the language they are learning as more than an academic pursuit, and to see it's longstanding relevance to the city around them and be able to share that with others in the community beyond their peers." Prof. Lixing Frank Tang of New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

"Chinese language learning is not just a path to an international career, it's also a wonderful celebration of a culture where the language itself is a work of art." Professor Robin Harvey of New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

"The festival is a collaboration of local and international artists, organizations, vendors and residents and is for people of all ages. I'm pleased to help bring this festival to New York, the greatest city in the world," said Jesse Poe, President of ChineseCUBES North America.

New York City is rich with history, places, and sights related to Chinese culture and language. The Chinese Character Festival features five signature online contests, which give local residents a chance to rediscover and engage with their city and communities through a different lens.

For more information see the New York Chinese Character Festival flyer here.

Waiyan Chinese Training 2012 Experience China Summer Camp

See the Waiyan Chinese Training 2012 Experience China Summer Camp flyer here.

Landon-in-China Programs

Landon-in-China home stay immersion program is still accepting applications for its 2012 Summer Program. Landon School has been taking high school students and graduates to China over the past 10 years now. The story from CCTV about our Landon-in-China program is now on the Landon in China page. The co-educational "Landon-in-China" program is built upon the long relationship between the Landon School (Bethesda, MD) and its three sister schools in Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai. The program is open to students in rising 9th grade and above and will take place from July 20 to August 17, 2012. No prior knowledge of Chinese is required.

Students from Landon and many other schools have traveled to China with Dr. Dali Tan since 2001. The four-week language immersion program has students staying with families in Beijing and Chengdu while attending intensive four hours of language classes in the morning and cultural classes in the afternoon. No previous knowledge of the Chinese language is required. The students will fly back to the United States from Shanghai.

There is also a Landon-in-China internship opportunities in areas of students' interests. The all inclusive program fee for home stay language immersion program is $4,695.00 while program fee for individual internship at a Chinese university with a Chinese professor program in China is $5,695.00. Below are the links for flyer and application packets for both home stay cultural and linguistic immersion program and internship program.


Third International Symposium on Chinese Applied Linguistics

The Third International Symposium on Chinese Applied Linguistics will be held at The University of Iowa on April 27-28, 2012. This symposium will serve as a platform for researchers on Chinese applied linguistics around the world to generate ideas, cross disciplinary boundaries, and disseminate research about issues and concerns in the learning and teaching of Chinese as a non-primary language (including heritage language learning) across different acquisition stages in different settings. A peer refereed volume will be published out of presentations of the symposium in honor of Dr. Michael Everson on the occasion of his retirement from The University of Iowa, thus recognizing his significant contributions to theory and research in Chinese SLA (second language acquisition), L2 Chinese pedagogy, and field building. Registration Forms, Conference Schedule, Presenters and Abstracts may be viewed and downloaded from: http://international.uiowa.edu/confucius/events/iscal/2012.asp

January 2012: NCCLP Academic Director Stella Kwoh was invited to offer teacher training in Beijing in December 2011. Below is the news from Beijing:

Co-educational "Landon-in-China" program

The co-educational "Landon-in-China" program is built upon the long relationship between the Landon School (Bethesda, MD) and its three sister schools in Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai.

The program is open to students in rising 9th grade and above and will take place from July 20 to August 17, 2012. No prior knowledge of Chinese is required. Students from Landon and many other schools have traveled to China with Dr. Dali Tan since 2001. The four-week language immersion program has students staying with families in Beijing and Chengdu while attending intensive four hours of language classes in the morning and cultural classes in the afternoon. No previous knowledge of the Chinese language is required. The students will fly back to the United States from Shanghai. There is also a Landon-in-China internship opportunities in areas of students' interests.

For more information and to register, contact: Dr. Dali Tan at dali_tan@landon.net.

Information meeting is scheduled on 1/29 from 3:45 to 5:00pm in the dining hall of the PAC building of Landon School which is located at 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817. For directions, please visit www.landon.net. Roundtable of Washington is scheduled on that day from 1:30 to 3:30pm.

2012 Princeton University East Asian Studies' Conference on Chinese Language Instruction

2012 普林斯顿大学对外汉语教学研讨会 sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program at Princeton University, is scheduled on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact: Princeton in Beijing pib@princeton.edu

The Program Committee accepts submissions of one-page proposals, in either English or Chinese, for a fifteen-minute presentation on subjects relevant to the themes listed above. Please send proposals by January 21, 2012. Individual proposals will be grouped into panels according to themes.

Chinese Language Teachers Association of California Fall 2011 Workshop

Co-sponsored by 2011 Berkeley-STARTALK Teacher Program
October, 15, 2011
San Francisco State Universtiy, Humanities Building 113

2011 Chinese Language Education Forum

Co-sponsored by 2011 Berkeley-STARTALK Teacher Program
November 12-13, 2011
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

"Landon-in-China" Program

The co-educational "Landon-in-China" program is built upon the long relationship between the Landon School and its sister schools in China since 2000. The program is open to students grades 9 through 12 and will take place from Friday July 15 to Sunday August 14, 2011. Live with a Chinese host family in Beijing and Chengdu and rapidly expand your language skills. The program includes intensive language classes divided by ability levels in the morning and cultural classes in the afternoon. The program also includes extensive travel and weekly sightseeing excursions in Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai. For more information, please contact Dr. Dali Tan at dali_tan@landon.net.

2011 Summer Berkeley Startalk Application Available Now!

Application for this year's Startalk summer program is posted. We will be accepting applications until May 15th, 2011. You can apply online by clicking on "Application Forms" on the left.

The International Conference on Chinese Language Learning and Teaching in the Digital Age

Location: The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
Date: November 25-27, 2011
Deadline of Abstract Submission: June 6, 2011
Web: http://www.rclis.ied.edu.hk/icclltda

Conference theme: With the rapid advancement of computer technology, language teaching and learning have undergone rapid and phenomenal transformation from traditional classroom settings to computer mediated environments. Many advanced computer-based tools have been devised for language teaching and learning, just as many useful multimedia, technical and web resources have become available. The word "Chinese" in this conference can be understood in 2 ways: (1) Chinese is the language to be taught/ learnt; (2) Chinese is the target learners, and the size of target beneficiaries of the conference is exceptionally large.

If interested, please contact Kenny Mok at kyhmok@ied.edu.hk directly.

Kramsch Earns Language Association Book Prize

Graduate School of Education professor and NCCLP Teaching Chinese Certificate Program Advisor Claire Kramsch is the winner of this year's prestigious Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize, given annually by the Modern Language Association for "an outstanding scholarly book in the fields of language, culture, literacy or literature with strong application to the teaching of languages other than English." Kramsch and her research into why the inner experience of language learners matters offers recommendations to the field of teaching.
Kramsch is profiled in the latest UC Berkeley College of Letters and Science News.

CLERC Semiar & Workshop Series

Topic: Strategies for Chinese Language Teaching
Guest School: Shuang Shuang Chinese School
Guest Speakers: Shuangshuang Wang, Jinghui Wang and Xueli Shi
When: Saturday, Apr 2nd, 2011. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: 510 Broadway suite 302, Millbrae, CA 94030

For more information and to register for this free workshop, please click here.

Registration deadline: March 28th, 2011

Final Call for Papers: ICICE 2011, dealine: Feb. 25, 2011

The 7th International Conference on Internet Chinese Education this year will be held in Taipei, Taiwan on June 17-19, 2011. They are looking for papers of the following contents: 1. Innovative strategies for Chinese E-learning based on Web 2.0. 2. Integration between Chinese computer-assisted language learning and teaching. 3. Development of instructional materials and testing of Chinese CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning). 4. Design and implementation for Chinese CALL. 5. Application, implementation, and operation for Internet-based Chinese school or Chinese distance instruction. 6. Application of state-of-the-art media in Chinese teaching. 7. The illustrations or achievements of the cooperation of Chinese CALL between industry and academia. 8. The difficulties encountered and its solutions for the implementation of technology with Chinese teaching.

If interested, please send the abstract and attendee's information to the Secretariat of Academic Committee via email at icice2011@ntnu.edu.tw by February 25, 2011

An interesting article on Oregon schools' solution to the shortage of Chinese Language Teachers

Shortage of Chinese language teachers in Oregon prompts virtual classes with educators in China

Four 2011 Summer Camps in China -- 2011中国夏令营

1)  Summer 2011 "YingHua in Beijing" Language & Leadership Institute.

“英华在北京”2011暑期班“社区服务周”  -  为贫困小学生带来“成长夏令营”
Dates: June 20 to July 17/24, 2011

2) Timesbook Beijing Summer Camp

时代国际“寻根汉语夏令营”( 2011·北京)

3)  2011 Sino Language Youth Summer Programs in China


4)  2011 PekingUniversitySummer Chinese Language Program

Dates: July 4th to Aug. 12, 2011

2011 National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) Annual Conference

The 14th Annual NCOLCTL Conference will be held at in Madison, Wisconsin. This year's topic is: Building Language Capacity: Collaboration, Innovation, Globalization.

Location: Madison Concourse Hotel. 1 West Dayton St., Madison, WI 53703.

When: April 7th-10th, 2011.

Click here to register.

2011 Chinese Guest Teacher Program

Looking to launch or expand a Chinese language and culture program in your school or district? Apply now to host a visiting Chinese teacher for the 2011-12 school year! Now in its fourth year, the Chinese Guest Teacher Program is the largest K–12 visiting Chinese teacher program in the U.S., and has brought nearly 500 experienced Chinese teachers to schools across the nation. The program is made possible through a collaboration between the College Board and Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, an organization that promotes Chinese language and culture study worldwide. The Chinese Guest Teacher Program represents a unique opportunity for students and communities to learn Chinese language and authentic culture from a native speaker. The guest teacher's salary is partially subsidized by Hanban and host institutions can pilot or expand a Chinese program at a reasonable cost.

Apply now at www.collegeboard.com/guestteacher. Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2011

Teachers of Critical Language Program (TCLP) Applications Available

TCLP, a program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is designed to expand schools' abilities to teach Chinese and Arabic, placing experienced EFL teachers from China and Egypt in American K-12 schools for an academic year where they teach Mandarin or Arabic language and culture.

TCLP will support teachers' living expenses, health care, roundtrip airfare, and professional development funds. Host schools will also have access to real-time $5,000 grants to support language-learning projects and their designated mentors will receive monthly honoraria

Applications for K-12 schools in the U.S. to host a Chinese or Arabic exchange teacher in the 2011 TCLP are available at www.tclprogram.org . Applications, due on January 7, 2011, are welcomed from public and private schools of any level from K-12 in the nation.

For more information, please visit their website at www.tclprogram.org . You can also email tclp@americancouncils.org or by phone at (202) 833-7522 if you have any questions or comments.

Princeton University East Asian Studies Conference

For the past eighteen years, the East Asian Studies Program at Princeton University has sponsored an annual conference on Chinese language instruction. The conference for this year will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They invite proposals for presentations concerning research on Chinese language learning and teaching. Click here for more details about the conference, proposal requirements and funding.

Speaking In Tongues -- 4 kids, 4 languages, 1 city, 1 world

Speaking in Tongues follows four diverse kids on a journey to become bilingual. This charming story will challenge you to rethink the skills that Americans need in the 21st century. Winner of the Audience Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Click here for a trailer and more information.

University of South Carolina CIBER

Call For Proposals CFP) ― papers, sessions and workshops

The 33 Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) at the 2011 CIBER Business Language Conference to be hosted by the University of South Carolina CIBER in Charleston, South Carolina, May 23-26, 2011.

The theme for this year's conference is: BRINGING LANGUAGES AND BUSINESS TOGETHER: NEW DIRECTIONS FOR A CRITICAL NEED, and calls for an exchange of ideas and perspectives on how foreign language educators can best assess and meet the current and future linguistic and cross-cultural needs of leaders in global business and the professions.

Click here for the conference CFP webpage. Please contact Michael Shealy at shealy@moore.sc.edu if interested.

UCLA China Studies Graduate Student Conference

When: Friday and Saturday, May 14 - 15, 2010

The interdisciplinary China Studies colloquium at UCLA is pleased to announce its third-annual China Undisciplined conference. The colloquium invites graduate students to submit paper proposals for its third annual conference.

Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers dealing with topics involving the crossing of disciplinary, temporal, national, cultural, social, and linguistic barriers in the imagination of China. We welcome creative, new approaches to the field of China studies. Papers that initiate interdisciplinary dialogues will be given particular consideration.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, and should be submitted electronically or by mail, along with the personal information listed below and a current CV. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2010.

Please email your abstract as an attachment to: Anke Hein at ankehein@ucla.edu. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, department, title of paper, and contact information.

Chinese University Scholarship for Master and PH.D Degrees

Sponsored by the BOSSA Beijing Overseas-study Service Association and the Hope Education Foundation, Chinese universities will provide scholarships for qualified American students pursing a Master or PH.D degree.

Objective: For American students to gain a deep multi-perspective learning of China, play an important role in developing Sino-American relationships in the future, promote Sino-American cultural exchanges and prepare more human sources for sustainable social and economic development between the US and China.

Amount: Full tuition will be free to Master and PH.D candidates. The accommodation fee for PH.D candidates is also free. The university will provide more than RMB2000 in pocket money.

In 2010, eight universities & higher institutes in Beijing, including Peking University & Tsinghua University, will offer dozens of majors & 50 full ride scholarships. Majors include economics & finance, computer, machine manufacturing, language and education, etc. and most majors are taught in English. The academic period is 2-3 years.

Applicant Qualifications

For Master candidates
above bachelor degree and between the ages of 20 to 35 for a Master's degree
pass the Training Camp from Aug. 2nd to Aug. 31st in Beijing

For PH.D candidates
be above a master degree and between the ages of 25 to 45 for a PH.D
pass the Training Camp from Aug. 2nd to Aug. 31st in Beijing.

Please send the Application Form and other related materials to the Los Angeles Office of Hope Educational Foundation before Feb. 28th, 2010.

Address: 533 S Atlantic Blvd.#301, Monterey Park, CA 91754
E-mail: scholarship@hope-edu.org
TEL: 626-282-6660
Please visit www.hope-edu.org for more information.

Heritage Language Learners

Website: The Alliance is committed to advancing language development of heritage language speakers in the United States and facilitating the work of those engaged in heritage language education and research. http://www.cal.org/heritage

Program Profiles: The Alliance is collecting profiles of heritage language programs in the United States. This online collection of program profiles will allow program staff to exchange ideas and resources with one another. http://www.cal.org/heritage/profiles

Alliance News Flash: To stay up to date on developments in the heritage language field and new resources, sign up to receive our quarterly electronic newsletter, the Alliance News Flash http://www.cal.org/heritage/about/newsflash.html

北京语言大学eChinese中文网 (www.echineseblcu.com)试运行 eChinese中文网提供汉语学历教育、汉语非学历培训和远程汉语师资培训,以及教学资源和文化介绍。汉语师资培训课程结束后可颁发北京语言大学结业证书。汉语学习结束后也可获得相应的证书或学习证明。

Max and Mei brand: The Max and Mei brand currently includes three box sets of four books and an audio CD, two sets of game cards and a family calendar.
Contact: Alexa Towersey. PPP Publishing Company Ltd.
Email: alexa@ppp.com.hk

bububooks Seeks to Revolutionize Sense of Identity for Multicultural Children in America
Founded in 2008, bububooks offers bilingual storybooks for children, parents and educators interested in multicultural stories. Initially offering Chinese/English, bububooks will begin offering Spanish/ English books May 1, 2009. Its mission is to aid in the development of cultural identities in children by offering bilingual storybooks in multiple languages and cultures so that they can have characters with which to identify and grow.

Contact: Laura Renner, Director of Public Relations, 袁瑞丽
Phone number: 831-869-0006
Website: www.bububooks.com

The 6th International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century (TCLT6)

Organized by the TCLT Committee
Sponsored by Hamilton College and the Ohio State University
Supported by 136 institutions worldwide

Will bring together about 200 academics for in-depth conference discussion and hands-on workshops to teach up-to-date new technologies in Chinese language teaching

Hosted by the Ohio State University
June 12-14, 2010
Conference contact persons: dxu@hamilton.edu, li.28@osu.edu

Call for Papers

Conference Main Themes:
Integration of technology into day-to-day instruction/Virtual classroom, Conference Languages, Chinese and English

Abstract or proposal and paper submission deadline: 12/1/2009

National Foreign Language Coordination

Last Thursday during the JNCL-NCLIS Legislative Day, Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) announced the introduction of his "National Language Coordination Act of 2009." The legislation has now been assigned a number: S. 1010; please be sure to include this bill number when you write follow-up letters & thank you notes to your Congressmen. Current co-sponsors for this bill include Senators Thad Cochran (R-MI), Christopher Dodd (D-CT), and Richard Durbin (D-IL).

Just to remind you, the bill would establish a National Foreign Language Coordination Council in the Executive Office of the President, directed by a National Language Advisor appointed by the President to oversee, coordinate, and implement continuing national security and language education initiatives. To remain informed of the bill's progress, please refer to JNCL-NCLIS emails or visit http://thomas.loc.gov and search for bill number S. 1010.