The 7th International Conference & Workshops onTechnology & Chinese Language Teaching

Starts:  May 25, 2012 00:00 (HAST)
Ends:  May 27, 2012 00:00 (HAST)

Co-sponsored with Hamilton College, the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and the National Resource Center East Asia (NRCEA) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa are pleased to host The 7th International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century (TCLT7) from May 25 through 27, 2012 at the Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Initiated by Hamilton College in 2000, this biennial conference aims to bridge the gap between technology and teaching methodology and curriculum as well as to enhance the exchange on technology-based Chinese language learning and instruction. The combination of in-depth panel discussions and hands-on workshops on technology-enhanced Chinese language teaching is a hallmark of TCLT conferences, which have contributed greatly to the field of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. Over the past 11 years, about 200 institutions from 17 countries and regions have sent hundreds of professionals to join TCLT.


TCLT7 will place emphases on frontier research topics such as mobile learning, cloud technology, the digital classroom, and computational linguistics, as well as on general topics on the integration of technology in day-to-day usage. The program will include keynote speeches, paper presentations and panel discussions, hands-on workshops, computer program demonstration, and a technology-based educational product exhibition. Supported by nearly 200 institutions worldwide, TCLT7 will bring together about 250 academics for discussion.


Conference Website

Travel Subsidies & Scholarships

Accepted & registered presenters will receive a conference travel subsidy of $100-$150, and graduate student presenters will receive $200 travel scholarships, subject to funding availability. More details will be forthcoming.

Conference Main Themes

Mobile learning, cloud technology, building an engaged digital classroom, and application of computational linguistic research.

Conference Languages

Chinese and English

Submission Deadlines

Abstract Online Submission

Deadline: 12/15/2011

Submit a half-page abstract (no more than 200 words for a 20-minute presentation) at

Abstract Acceptance Notification: 1/15/2012

Completed Paper Submission

Deadline: 3/1/2012

Email your completed paper in both .pdf and .doc formats to no later than 3/1/2012. Make sure you include (1) your name (last name, first name), (2) Chinese name if any, (3) valid e-mail address, (4) affiliation, (5) status (presenter or not), (6) abstract, and (7) title of the abstract/paper submitted. Style sheet for full size paper will be published on the conference website on December 1, 2011. Pre-conference proceedings will be published by National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Topics Related but Not Limited to

   Incorporation of mobile technology into day-to-day instruction: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture

   Application of cloud technology

   Application of Chinese computational linguistic research in language teaching

   Technology-facilitated application of descriptive Chinese linguistics research in CFL learning and instruction

   Chinese language learner corpus and database

   From theory and research to new directions in Chinese language teaching in the digital age

   Intercultural exchange and computer mediated communication

   Importance, usage, assessment, device, curriculum design, and development of technology-based Chinese language teaching

   Virtual classroom

   Hybrid courses: classroom and virtual learning

   Distance learning

   Network-based language testing

   Digital instructional materials development

   Multimedia instruction and second language acquisition

   Issues in CALL research

   Other related topics on technology-enhanced Chinese language teaching


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Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center
the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawai‘i