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<strong>CLTA</strong> NEWSLETTER<br />

Chinese Language Teachers Association (USA)<br />

<strong>May</strong>, <strong>2021</strong> | Volume 45 | Number 2<br />

ISSUE<br />


<strong>CLTA</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Virtual Conference<br />

Professor Claudia Ross<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> 2020-<strong>2021</strong> Lifetime<br />

Achievement Award<br />

K-12 ><br />


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Elected Officers<br />

President<br />

Yongping Zhu 朱 永 平<br />

University of Notre Dame<br />

Vice President<br />

Shuai Li 郦 帅<br />

Georgia State University<br />

Immediate Past President<br />

Yi Xu 许 怡<br />

University of Pittsburgh<br />

Appointed Officers<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> Headquarters<br />

Sue-mei Wu 吴 素 美 , Executive Director<br />

Carnegie Mellon University<br />

Journal Office<br />

Dana S. Bourgerie 白 杰 理 , CSL Journal Editor<br />

Brigham Young University<br />

Journal Office<br />

Baozhang He 何 宝 璋<br />

Holy Cross College, CSL Journal Associate Editor<br />

Conference officer<br />

Baozhang He 何 宝 璋<br />

Holy Cross College<br />

K-12 Publication Office<br />

Cilei Han 韩 慈 磊 (editor)<br />

Lake Oswego High School<br />

Home Page Office (Webmaster)<br />

Jun Da 笪 骏<br />

Middle Tennessee State University<br />

<strong>Newsletter</strong> Office<br />

Christine Liu 吕 逸 勤 (Interim editor)<br />

Dickinson College<br />

Committees<br />

Steering Committee<br />

Yongping Zhu 朱 永 平 (President)<br />

Yi Xu 许 怡 (Immediate Past President)<br />

Sue-mei Wu 吴 素 美 (Executive Director)<br />

Shuai Li 郦 帅 (Vice President)<br />

Wenhao Diao 刁 文 豪 (Board Member)<br />

Hang Zhang 张 航 (Board Member)<br />

Awards Committee<br />

Hang Zhang 张 航 (Chair)<br />

The National Collegiate Chinese<br />

Honor Society<br />

Tong Chen 陈 彤 (Chair)<br />

Nominating and Election Committee<br />

Shuai Li 郦 帅 (Chair)<br />

Conference Committee<br />

Yongping Zhu 朱 永 平 (Chair)<br />

Finance Committee<br />

Shuai Li 郦 帅 (Chair)<br />

Fund-Raising Committee<br />

Mingquan Wang 王 命 全 (Chair)<br />

Media and Publicity Committee<br />

Zhongqi Shi 史 中 琦 (Chair)<br />

Regional Associations Committee<br />

Ran Zhao 赵 冉 (Chair)<br />

Professional Development/SIG Committe<br />

Wenhao Diao 刁 文 豪 (Chair)<br />

K-12 Committee<br />

Mairead Harri 何 小 蔓 (Chair)

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Table of Contents<br />

Letter from the Immediate Past President<br />

Letter from the President<br />

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Highlights of the Issue<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> <strong>2021</strong> Annual Conference (Virtual)<br />

Professor Claudia Ross: <strong>CLTA</strong> 2020-<strong>2021</strong> Lifetime Achievement Award<br />

K-12 > Publication<br />

News and Announcements<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> Thanks the Sponsors of the <strong>CLTA</strong> <strong>2021</strong>Virtual Conference<br />

ACTFL/<strong>CLTA</strong> <strong>2021</strong> Virtual Conference Program<br />

Call for Submissions: <strong>CLTA</strong> CSL Journal<br />

Call for Submissions: <strong>CLTA</strong> K-12 CLT Journal<br />

Call for Proposals: The <strong>CLTA</strong> Jiede Empirical Research Grant (<strong>2021</strong>-2022)<br />

Call for Proposals: The <strong>CLTA</strong> Action Research Award (<strong>2021</strong>-2022)<br />

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<strong>CLTA</strong> Events Lists<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> Membership Benefits<br />

DEI in CFL Curriculum Forum Series<br />

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Book News<br />

Acting Chinese ⾏ 为 汉 语<br />

Expressive Chinese 故 事 内 外<br />

Teach Chinese Online: An Essential Guide ⽹ 络 中 ⽂ 教 学 指 南<br />

The Acquisition of Chinese as a Second Language Pronunciation<br />

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Advertisements<br />

DePaul University offers MA Degrees in Chinese<br />

MOOCs: MITx: Chinese Language in Culture, Level 2<br />

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Middlebury Language Schools<br />

CIFLTE One-on-One Foreign Language Learning Program (COF)<br />

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Jobs<br />

Preceptor in Chinese (Location: Cambridge, MA)<br />

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Chinese Lecturer in Foreign Languages (Philadelphia, PA) 55<br />


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Mandarin Language Teacher, Redondo Union High School (Redondo Beach, CA)<br />

Adjunct Instructors in Chinese Language (New York, NY)<br />

Full-Time Faculty -Chinese Language and Literature (Baltimore, MD)<br />

Part-Time Lecturer and Special Lecturer in Chinese Language (Rochester, Michigan)<br />

Chinese Language Lecturer (Buffalo, New York)<br />

Lecturer in Chinese (Salt Lake City, UT)<br />

Chinese Language Teaching Assistant (Lancaster, PA)<br />

Visiting Lecturer in Chinese as a Second Language (Suzhou, China)<br />

World Language Teaching Assistant (WLTA) in Chinese (Lexington, VA)<br />

Read-On Startalk Program (Location: Online)<br />

Part-Time Renewable Chinese Lecturer (Lexington, VA)<br />

Lecturer in Chinese Language (Charlottesville, VA)<br />

Assistant Teaching Professor in Chinese Language (Washington, D.C.)<br />

Adjunct Lecturer (renewable) (Bethlehem, PA)<br />

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Journal updates<br />

《 世 界 汉 语 教 学 》<strong>2021</strong> 年 第 3 期 ⽬ 录<br />

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<strong>CLTA</strong> Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) Journal<br />

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CSL Volume 55, Issue 2, 2020, Table of Contents<br />

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CSL Volume 55, Issue 1, 2020, Table of Contents 69<br />


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<strong>CLTA</strong> NEWSLETTER <strong>May</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Letter from the Immediate Past President<br />

Yi Xu<br />

许 怡<br />

Dear <strong>CLTA</strong> members,<br />

This past year has been unique for all of us in<br />

many ways. Throughout the year, all <strong>CLTA</strong><br />

members, including our board members,<br />

officers, regional association and special<br />

interest group leaders, online event organizers<br />

and speakers, volunteers, and participants,<br />

have shown an amazing level of resilience,<br />

commitment, talent, and selfless devotion.<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> members have made the year<br />

“extraordinary” in our own way and in such a<br />

positive and progressive way. It has been a<br />

privilege for me to serve the <strong>CLTA</strong> in the<br />

capacity of the President in 2020-<strong>2021</strong> to<br />

witness firsthand our members’ outstanding<br />

efforts and achievements.<br />

I am highly fortunate to be surrounded by<br />

distinguished and professional colleagues both<br />

on the <strong>CLTA</strong> Board and outside. I am<br />

particularly thankful for Professor Fangyuan<br />

Yuan (<strong>CLTA</strong> President of 19-20), who has<br />

given me the kindest and warmest guidance<br />

every step of the way in my presidency last<br />

year. I also extend my deepest thanks to other<br />

retiring board members and officers, Hsin-hsin<br />

Liang, Shijuan Liu, Cilei Han, McGinnis<br />

Scott, Wenxia Wang, for their generous and<br />

constant support. It has been such a joyful and<br />

fruitful journey working together with them. It<br />

gives me comfort to know that all of them will<br />

continue to be highly active in our community<br />

one way or another and our collaboration will<br />

certainly continue.<br />

Throughout the year, I am constantly moved<br />

and amazed by how Chinese language teachers<br />

rise to the occasion. Within the past year, our<br />

active membership has grown significantly. We<br />

have welcomed new regional associations to<br />

join us and have worked closely with the nine<br />

special interest groups. Since July 2020, <strong>CLTA</strong><br />

and these affiliated groups organize 10 to 20<br />

events every month (and the effort is ongoing).<br />

In our first virtual Annual Meeting on April 8-<br />

18, <strong>2021</strong>, we welcomed a record high of more<br />

than 550 attendees. We would not be able to<br />

accomplish any of these without every<br />

member’s collaborative effort and team spirit.<br />

Working remotely last year has brought our<br />

professional lives closer together. It makes me<br />

truly proud to be a Chinese language teacher<br />

and a lifetime <strong>CLTA</strong> member.<br />

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I wish to extend a warm welcome to <strong>CLTA</strong>’s<br />

Board of Directors for the next four years: Jing<br />

Wang, Ran Zhao, Yang Xiao-Desai, and Zoe<br />

Ling’ou Jiang. In passing <strong>CLTA</strong> leadership to<br />

President Yongping Zhu and Vice President<br />

Shuai Li, I am very confident that the <strong>CLTA</strong><br />

family will become even stronger and more<br />

impactful in the future.<br />

Wish you all a healthy and prosperous year<br />

ahead!<br />

With my sincere thanks for the opportunity to<br />

serve <strong>CLTA</strong>,<br />

Yi Xu<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> President 2020-202

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Letter from the President<br />

Yongping Zhu<br />

朱 永 平<br />

My Dear <strong>CLTA</strong> Members,<br />

Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity to serve as the President of Chinese Language<br />

Teachers Association, USA (<strong>CLTA</strong>) for <strong>2021</strong>-2022. I feel great honored and also am fully aware<br />

of my responsibilities and challenges. I will make every endeavor to carry on the mission of <strong>CLTA</strong><br />

and contribute my knowledge, enthusiasm and energy to further develop our professional<br />

excellence along with you.<br />

Thanks for the leadership of past Presidents, Executive Directors, Board members and Appointed<br />

Officers for their great accomplishments in developing Chinese study, especially in the very<br />

challenging situation last year. I am grateful that we have a strong team of Board of Directors with<br />

four new elected members to form ten standing committees for <strong>2021</strong>-2022, which are:<br />

Award Committee (Chair: Hang Zhang 张 航 )<br />

Conference Committee (Chair: Yongping Zhu 朱 永 平 )<br />

Finance Committee (Chair: Shuai Li 郦 帅 )<br />

Fund-Raising Committee (Chair: Mingquan Wang 王 命 全 )<br />

K-12 Committee (Chair: Mairead Harris 何 小 蔓 )<br />

Media and Publicity Committee (Chair: Zhongqi Shi 史 中 琦 )<br />

National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society Committee (Chair: Tong Chen 陈 彤 )<br />

Nominating and Election Committee (Chair: Shuai Li 郦 帅 )<br />

Professional Development/SIG Committee (Chair: Wenhao Diao 刁 文 豪 )<br />

Regional Associations Committee (Chair: Ran Zhao 赵 冉 )<br />


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The Steering Committee has also been formed with:<br />

Yngping Zhu 朱 永 平 (President)<br />

Yi Xu 许 怡 (Immediate Past President)<br />

Sue-mei Wu 吴 素 美 (Executive Director)<br />

Shuai Li 郦 帅 (Vice President)<br />

Wenhao Diao 刁 文 豪 (Board Member)<br />

Hang Zhang 张 航 (Board Member)<br />

In addition to the committees above, we also have experienced expertise to further our association’s<br />

goal. Dana S. Bourgerie will continue serve as the editor of the Journal of Chinese as a Second<br />

Language (CSL) with newly joined Baozhang He as an associate editor. Yiching Christine Liu will<br />

serve as the interim editor of the <strong>CLTA</strong> <strong>Newsletter</strong>. The former board member Cilei Han will<br />

serve as the editor of K-12 Publication and former board member Jun Da will continue working<br />

with us to improve our home page and assist us for the annual <strong>CLTA</strong> conference in 2022.<br />

In the coming year, we will celebrate our association for the 60th anniversary. We have several<br />

plans for the celebration including a series of lectures and a book of Pedagogical Grammar and<br />

Grammar Pedagogy in L2 Chinese edited by Fangyuan Yuan and Baozhang He. If you have any<br />

idea and suggestion for the celebration, please share with us.<br />

I am very confident that working with my colleagues on the Board of Directors, appointed officers<br />

and also the <strong>CLTA</strong> Headquarters, our association will continue to develop its professional<br />

relationships with other Chinese language teaching organizations and provide the leadership,<br />

scholarship and service to all our members.<br />

Yongping Zhu<br />


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Highlights<br />

of the Issue<br />

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<strong>CLTA</strong> NEWSLETTER <strong>May</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> <strong>2021</strong> Virtual Annual Conference<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong>’s Publicity and Media Committee:<br />

Zhongqi Shi, Qiaosi Yuan, and Shuai Li<br />

The <strong>2021</strong> <strong>CLTA</strong> Virtual Conference<br />

was successfully held online via Zoom from April 8<br />

to April 18, <strong>2021</strong>. Last year, <strong>CLTA</strong> had to cancel<br />

the scheduled in-person <strong>CLTA</strong> Annual<br />

Conference & Exhibition due to the COVID-19<br />

pandemic. It was an incredibly difficult decision to<br />

make, but <strong>CLTA</strong>'s priority has always been the<br />

health and safety of the Chinese language teaching<br />

community, including our members, staff,<br />

supporters, vendors, and volunteers. During the<br />

unprecedented crisis of the year, <strong>CLTA</strong> has been<br />

working closely with the regional associations and<br />

SIG WeChat groups on programs and initiatives to<br />

provide their vital services to all members.<br />

This year’s Virtual Conference brought together<br />

around 500 participants (scholars, teachers,<br />

program administrators, graduate students, and<br />

practitioners from across the United States and<br />

other regions, such as East Asia, Australia,<br />

England, Portugal, Singapore. The conference<br />

program featured 3 Keynote sessions, two Invited<br />

2-hour roundtables, two Invited Workshops, 32<br />

Panels, 28 Papers sessions, 12 Regular 1-hour<br />

roundtables, two Tech demonstration sessions, two<br />

Yao Award sessions, and virtual exhibition tables<br />

that lasted from April 12 to 15. Professor Claudia<br />

Ross 罗 云 from the College of the Holy Cross<br />

delivered a keynote speech titled Making Mandarin<br />

Accessible and Real: Lessons from my journey as a<br />

learner and teacher of CFL during the plenary<br />

session. She was awarded <strong>CLTA</strong> Lifetime<br />

Achievement as a recognition for her contribution<br />

to Chinese language teaching and research.<br />

Professor Baozhang He 何 宝 璋 provided the<br />

introduction and highlighted Professor Ross’s<br />

devotion and contributions to <strong>CLTA</strong>.<br />

The General Membership meeting was held on the<br />

last day of the conference, April 18, <strong>2021</strong>. It<br />

featured presentations by Executive Director Suemei<br />

Wu, Immediate Past President Fangyuan<br />

Yuan, and the Incumbent President and<br />

Conference Chair Yi Xu. Professor Yi Xu 许 怡<br />

opened the meeting by providing welcoming<br />

remarks. Then, on behalf of <strong>CLTA</strong>, Professor Suemei<br />

Wu 吴 素 美 expressed special thanks to the<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> <strong>2021</strong> conference sponsors, 2020-<strong>2021</strong><br />

individual donors, <strong>CLTA</strong> 2020-<strong>2021</strong> Virtual<br />

Forum committee and invited speakers, <strong>CLTA</strong><br />

regional associations and <strong>CLTA</strong> SIG leaders. Wu<br />

also reported on <strong>CLTA</strong> membership, which is<br />

currently around 850 members. It is encouraging<br />

to see that <strong>CLTA</strong> grew steadily despite the<br />

COVID-19 pandemic and even reached one of its<br />

peak membership levels over the last 13 years. After<br />

this opening, Professor Fangyuan Yuan 袁 芳 远<br />

(2019-2020 President) and Professor Yi Xu (2020-<br />

<strong>2021</strong> President) respectively reported on <strong>CLTA</strong><br />

2019-2020 and 2020-<strong>2021</strong> achievements and<br />

thanked the leadership team and board members<br />

for their hard work and service. The 2020-<strong>2021</strong><br />

committees chair also briefly introduced their work<br />

and accomplishments. In the Award Ceremony<br />

portion of the Conference, committee chairs (Hang<br />

Zhang 张 航 , Wenhao Diao 刁 文 豪 and Cilei Han<br />

韩 慈 磊 ), as well as donors, announced award<br />

recipients. A list of awards and recipients can be<br />

found in the next page. Next, newly elected <strong>CLTA</strong><br />

President Yongping Zhu 朱 永 平 (<strong>2021</strong>-2022<br />

president) and Vice President Shuai Li 郦 帅 were<br />

introduced and welcomed. President Zhu<br />

introduced the <strong>2021</strong>-2022 leadership team and<br />

welcomed new Board members Zoe Jiang 江 凌 欧 ,<br />

Jing Wang 王 静 , Yang Xiao-DeSai 萧 旸 , and Ran<br />


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Zhao 赵 冉 . He is looking forward to working with<br />

the committees to provide continued outstanding<br />

service to <strong>CLTA</strong> members. The last part of the<br />

meeting was a Q & A session, after which Professor<br />

Xu acknowledged the outgoing Board members<br />

and officers for their service to <strong>CLTA</strong> during the<br />

past years, and thanked all members and<br />

volunteers for their invaluable contribution to the<br />

success of the <strong>2021</strong> <strong>CLTA</strong> Annual Conference. For<br />

details on the <strong>CLTA</strong> <strong>2021</strong> Virtual Conference<br />

program and events, please see the <strong>CLTA</strong> website<br />

(https://clta-us.org). The <strong>CLTA</strong> <strong>2021</strong> Virtual<br />

Conference committee are:<br />

Baozhang He 何 宝 璋 (Conference officer)<br />

Fangyuan Yuan 袁 芳 远 (Workshop &<br />

Roundtable)<br />

Jun Da 笪 骏 (Technology specialist)<br />

Shuai Li 郦 帅 (Program Chair)<br />

Sue-mei Wu 吴 素 美 (Headquarters)<br />

Yi Xu 许 怡 (Conference Chair)<br />

Yongping Zhu 朱 永 平 (Program Co-Chair)<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> Board members and officers Meeting<br />


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CSL Journal Editorial Board Meeting<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> <strong>2021</strong> membership meeting<br />


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<strong>CLTA</strong> AWARDS 奖 项 得 主<br />

The following awards were presented to their<br />

recipients at the general membership meeting:<br />

2020-<strong>2021</strong> <strong>CLTA</strong> Lifetime- Achievement<br />

Award<br />

Claudia Ross,College of the Holy Cross<br />

2019 Jiede Empirical Research Award<br />

Zhiying Qian, Florida State University<br />

2019-20 Action Research Award<br />

Ying Feng, Pennsylvania State University<br />

Shuyi Yang, Johns Hopkins University<br />

2019-20 <strong>CLTA</strong> Award for Innovative<br />

Excellence in TCFL<br />

University of Rhode Island Chinese Flagship<br />

Program<br />

Ying Gao, University of Virginia<br />

2020-21 Jiede Empirical Research Grant<br />

Jieyu Zhou, University of Washington<br />

Jun Lang, University of Oregon<br />

2020-21 Action Research Award<br />

I-Huei Lee, University of Northern Colorado<br />

Jianfen Wang, Berea College<br />

2020-21 Tao-chung Ted Yao Memorial Award<br />

Liying Feng, Florida State University<br />

Runqing Qi, The University of Iowa<br />

Yawei Li, The Ohio State University<br />

Huan Liu, Washington University in St. Louis<br />

Tzu-I Chiang, Indiana University Bloomington<br />

Jun Wang, University of Wisconsin-Madison<br />

Yali Feng, Georgia State University<br />

2020-21 Cheng & Tsui Professional<br />

Development Award<br />

Yanrong Qi, University of Oklahoma<br />

Wanching Hsieh, University of Pittsburgh<br />

Ji Ma, Georgia State University<br />

Cindy Y. Chung, National Taiwan Normal<br />

University<br />

Ling Zhai, University at Buffalo<br />

Chelsea Nakabayashi, Bard High School Early<br />

College<br />


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Website: https://clta-us.org<br />

<strong>2021</strong> Chinese Language Teachers Association<br />

Annual Conference (<strong>CLTA</strong> <strong>2021</strong> Virtual Annual Conference)<br />

April 8 (Thursday) to April 18 (Sunday), <strong>2021</strong><br />

Virtual Conference: Presentations & Roundtables<br />

April 10 (Saturday)–April 11 (Sunday), <strong>2021</strong><br />

April 17 (Saturday)–April 18 (Sunday), <strong>2021</strong><br />

** 4:30pm-6:00 pm, April 18 (Sunday), <strong>2021</strong> **<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> General Membership Meeting<br />

Virtual Exhibition Tables<br />

April 12 (Monday) –April 15 (Thursday), <strong>2021</strong><br />

<strong>2021</strong> <strong>CLTA</strong> Conference Committee<br />

Baozhang He 何 宝 璋 (Conference officer)<br />

Fangyuan Yuan 袁 芳 远 (Workshop & Roundtable)<br />

Jun Da 笪 骏 (Technology specialist)<br />

Shuai Li 郦 帅 (Program Chair)<br />

Sue-mei Wu 吴 素 美 (Headquarters)<br />

Yi Xu 许 怡 (Conference Chair)<br />

Yongping Zhu 朱 永 平 (Program Co-Chair)<br />

Exhibition Tables Organizers:<br />

Sue-mei Wu 吴 素 美 (HQ) & Mingquan Wang 王 命 全 (Fundraising Committee Chair)<br />


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<strong>CLTA</strong> <strong>2021</strong> Virtual Conference Program at a Glance<br />

** This program is based on U.S. Eastern Time**<br />

WEEK 1<br />

Day 1: Thursday, April 8, <strong>2021</strong><br />

• Steering Committee Meeting:<br />

Day 2: Friday, April 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />

• Board Meeting:<br />

• Workshops: 7:00-8:00pm; 8:15-9:15pm<br />


Day 3: Saturday, April 10, <strong>2021</strong><br />

• Plenary Sessions: 10:00–10:55am<br />

General/Breakout Sessions: 11:00–11:55am & 2:00 – 4:55pm & 8:00 – 8:55pm<br />

Day 4: Sunday, April 11, <strong>2021</strong><br />

• Plenary Sessions: 10:00 – 10:45am; 11:00–11:55am<br />

• General/Breakout Sessions: 2:00 – 4:55pm<br />

• Invited Round Table Session: 7:00–8:55pm<br />

WEEK 2<br />

Day 1 to Day 4: Virtual Exhibition Tables<br />

Monday April 12- Thursday April 15, <strong>2021</strong>, 6pm-9pm<br />

Day 5: <strong>CLTA</strong> Committee Meetings<br />

Friday April 16, <strong>2021</strong><br />

• CSL Editorial Committee Meeting<br />

• <strong>CLTA</strong> Regional Associations Meeting<br />

• <strong>CLTA</strong>-SIGs Meeting<br />


Day 6: Saturday, April 17, <strong>2021</strong><br />

• General Roundtable Sessions: 6:00–8:55pm<br />

Day 7: Sunday, April 18, <strong>2021</strong><br />

• Invited Roundtable Sessions:10:00am–11:55am<br />

• General Roundtable Sessions:1:00–3:55pm<br />

** <strong>CLTA</strong> General Membership Meeting: Sunday, April 18, <strong>2021</strong> 4:30–6:00pm **<br />


<strong>CLTA</strong> NEWSLETTER <strong>May</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Congratulations to<br />

Professor Claudia Ross 罗 云 ,<br />

who has been awarded the<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> 2020-<strong>2021</strong> Lifetime<br />

Achievement Award!<br />

Many Thanks to Professor Baozhang He 何 宝 璋 for providing the following introduction and<br />

highlights of Professor Ross’s devotion to the Chinese language education field and contributions<br />

to <strong>CLTA</strong>:<br />

Claudia’s contributions to the Chinese language field are powerful and impactful. In a field<br />

dominated heavily by native speakers, Claudia has provided a candid perspective on how to best<br />

learn Chinese as a foreign language. Beyond her research and publications, her leadership and<br />

selfless sharing has fostered a climate to nurture future leaders.<br />

Throughout Claudia’s career, her research on Chinese linguistics has resulted in many publications<br />

widely used in secondary and post-secondary programs in the world. Her 2004 publication<br />

Schaum’s Outline of Chinese Grammar provides a practical and comprehensive review of high frequency<br />

grammar structures for Novice to Intermediate level learners. Her 2008 publication, The Lady in<br />

the Painting, is a reading text retelling a classical Chinese legend. Aimed at the Intermediate level<br />

learner, through its controlled vocabulary, thoughtfully selected language structures, and rich<br />

cultural elements it provides students with the opportunity to use the language in a clear<br />

context. Ten years after its publication, it is still exemplary by today’s standards. Her most recent<br />

published books are listed below:<br />

2018. Modern Mandarin Chinese, The Routledge Course, Level 1, Second revised edition, Textbook<br />

and Workbook, co-authored with Baozhang He, Pei-Chia Chen, and Meng Yeh. London and<br />

New York: Routledge.<br />


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2016. Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar, German edition (Moderne chinesiche Grammatik - Ein<br />

praktischer Leitfaden der chinesischen Hochsprache ( 现 代 汉 语 语 法 ), by Claudia Ross and Jingheng<br />

Sheng Ma, translated by Katrin Buchta, Chinabooks E. Wolf, Zürich, Switzerland.<br />

2016. Modern Mandarin Chinese Workbook, German edition (Moderne chinesische Grammatik -<br />

Übungsbuch ( 现 代 汉 语 语 法 ), by Claudia Ross, Baozhang He, and Pei-chia Chena, translated by<br />

Katrin Buchta, Chinabooks E. Wolf, Zürich, Switzerland.<br />

2016. Difficult Grammar Knots Unraveled《 疑 难 解 析 Yínán Jiěxī》, Huang Nansong, Hu Wenze, and<br />

He Baozhang, with English editorial assistance by Claudia Ross. Beijing: Peking University Press.<br />

2015. Workbook for Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar, Second Edition, coauthored with Baozhang<br />

He and Pei-Chia Chen. London and New York: Routledge. (Second revised edition in progress.)<br />

2014. Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar, Second Edition, coauthored with Ma Jing-heng Sheng.<br />

London and New York: Routledge.<br />

(Professor Claudia Ross & Professor Baozhang He)<br />

Beyond her dedication to the Chinese language teaching field, Claudia is and has consistently been<br />

a leader of many professional organizations, as well as her current institutional home of the College<br />

of the Holy Cross. Since 1993, Claudia has served three terms as President of the Chinese<br />

Language Teachers’ Association (<strong>CLTA</strong>). Additionally, Claudia has been serving <strong>CLTA</strong> since<br />

1990 in a variety of other capacities, including member of the Board of Directors, Annual Meeting<br />

Program Chair, and Editorial Board member for Chinese as a Second Language-the journal of<br />

the Chinese Language Teachers Association. At Holy Cross, she has served three terms as Chair<br />

of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. In addition to serving as Chinese<br />

Language Program Coordinator for most of the past three decades, she has also served as<br />

coordinator for programs in Deaf Studies, Asian Studies and International Studies, as well as<br />

curriculum consultant for the Arabic language program at Holy Cross. Beyond her own<br />

institutional setting, Dr. Ross has also participated in external program reviews for many Chinese<br />


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language programs nationally and internationally, including Tulane University, Williams College,<br />

and the Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies. She played an<br />

integral role in developing the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure for Chinese teacher<br />

certification from. Beyond her own scholarly publications, since 1992 she has regularly served as a<br />

referee for manuscripts submitted to Foreign Language Annals, the journal of the American<br />

Council on the Teaching for Foreign Languages (ACTFL).<br />

What makes Claudia even more deserving to receive the Lifetime Achievement Recognition is her<br />

selflessness in sharing her approaches to and perspectives on Chinese language acquisition with<br />

members of the field. Her willingness to share, coupled with her natural collaborative spirit, fosters<br />

the development of a vibrant learning community. Like a magnet, Dr. Ross attracts educators from<br />

throughout the profession and gives them the freedom to discuss, collaborate, and ultimately<br />

become leaders themselves. This is clearly evident in Claudia’s STARTALK program. Since 2012,<br />

Dr. Ross has conceptualized and served at Program Director for “Read On: Training Modules for<br />

Literacy in Chinese programs,” a ten-day residential workshop for K-16 teachers. The program<br />

has facilitated articulation in Chinese programs throughout the United States. By sharing her<br />

experience as a highly successful Chinese language leaner and her expertise as an educator and<br />

linguist, Claudia truly epitomizes ACTFL’s motto of “Leading with Language.” Her program<br />

provides mentoring scaffolding for fledgling teachers to become future leaders in the field. The<br />

systematic approach in “Read On” for developing Chinese literacy is highly influential in the<br />

field.<br />

(Professor Ross delivering a keynote speech at the <strong>CLTA</strong> <strong>2021</strong> Annual Meeting)<br />

In summary, Dr. Ross’s passion for language teaching has been evident throughout her<br />

professional career. As a truly lifelong learner herself, Claudia’s continuous attention to the<br />

development of the most effective and efficient approaches to teaching and learning Chinese has<br />

been highly impactful in our field. Her legacy will be not only her own contributions to the field,<br />

but her role in shaping the next generation of leaders.<br />


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<strong>CLTA</strong> K12 Selected Works ><br />

(June <strong>2021</strong> is published)<br />

The <strong>CLTA</strong> K-12 Committee's second annual issue<br />

of Selection of American K-12 Outstanding<br />

Chinese Works ( 美 国 中 小 学 生 中 文 优 秀 作 品 精 选 ) --<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> K-12 > for is now published and<br />

available online. Please see the link below to read the<br />

June <strong>2021</strong> issue. Congratulations to the students whose<br />

work was selected for inclusion! This year's publication<br />

received more than double the submissions from our<br />

first issue last year. We hope teachers find the final<br />

publication a helpful reference of K-12 students' highquality<br />

written work at all levels from novice to<br />

advanced, and we hope students find inspiration from<br />

the writing pieces!<br />

Thank you to all teachers who submitted work and promoted the publication. A special thank you<br />

to the K-12 representatives from our Regional Associations who worked together on the process<br />

of selecting the final works for inclusion, writing commentary on each piece, and designing the<br />

final product.<br />

Please visit the <strong>CLTA</strong> publications K-12 > for students’ works.<br />

https://clta-us.org/publications/<br />

Link to the <strong>2021</strong> final publication<br />

Special thanks to:<br />

Mandy Fong, Sarah Gao, Cilei Han, Jing Liang, Jianmin Luo, Pengpeng Jiang, Henry Ruan,<br />

Bobiao Sheng, Kim van Etten, Lynn Zhao<br />

<strong>2021</strong>-2022 <strong>CLTA</strong> K-12 Committee:<br />

Mairead Harris 何 小 蔓 , Zoe Jiang 江 凌 欧 , Bonnie Wang 王 春 梦<br />


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News and Announcements<br />


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<strong>CLTA</strong> website: https://clta-us.org<br />

E-mail: clta@andrew.cmu.edu<br />

<strong>2021</strong> ACTFL Schedule of Virtual Events<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> Sponsored Sessions<br />

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

Come to Visit the <strong>CLTA</strong> Exhibition Booth at the <strong>2021</strong> ACTFL<br />

Virtual Conference to learn more about <strong>CLTA</strong>, get updated<br />

and network with your <strong>CLTA</strong> fellows.<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> 欢 迎 您 !<br />

欢 迎 来 参 观 <strong>CLTA</strong> 网 上 展 览 11/19 Fri- 11/21 Sun<br />


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Concurrent Simulive Sessions<br />

Friday, 11/19: 3:05-3:50 pm<br />

Aspects of Chinese Language Teachers<br />

This session features studies focusing on different aspects of Chinese language teachers’<br />

professional profile, including intercultural competence, experience of teaching in<br />

immersion programs, and novice instructor development.<br />

1782 Assessing Chinese Teachers' Intercultural Competence in the United States<br />

Ji Ma<br />

Georgia State University<br />

1563 The Preparation and Development of Chinese Immersion Teachers in the USA<br />

Mengyao Chen<br />

Chan Lü<br />

University of Washington<br />

John Eller St. Cloud State University<br />

2265 A Comparative Analysis on Novice Chinese Teachers<br />

Ling Zhai<br />

SUNY at Buffalo<br />

Yiren Kong University at Buffalo<br />

Saturday, 11/20: 1:00-1:45 pm<br />

1095 Pop culture teaching in the CFL DEI curriculum<br />

This panel is organized to present examples of implementing Chinese pop culture<br />

artifacts into a CFL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) curriculum. Its goals are to<br />

empower students' language accuracy and proficiency, as well as promote their awareness<br />

of DEI issues in CFL teaching and learning.<br />

Sue-mei Wu Carnegie Mellon University<br />

Miaochun Wei<br />

The George Washington University<br />

Christine Liu Dickinson College<br />

Lulei Su<br />

Brown University<br />

Saturday, 11/20: 4:45-5:30 pm<br />

1834 Teaching Tones the Way They Are Actually Said: Framework and<br />

Demonstration<br />

We present a framework of teaching prosody at the sentence and discourse levels. The<br />

focus is on how tones are realized in different prosodic conditions and what kinds of<br />

instructional activities can be designed to integrate various aspects of prosody in<br />

pronunciation teaching beyond the beginning level. Pedagogical demonstrations will be<br />

given.<br />

Tong Chen Massachusetts Institute of Technology<br />

Zhiqiang Li University of San Francisco<br />

Min Wan<br />

Tufts University<br />


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Sunday, 11/21: 1:10-1:55 pm<br />

Teaching L2 Chinese Pronunciation and Speaking Skill<br />

This session presents reports on teaching Chinese pronunciation and developing speaking<br />

skills. Researchers explore the effects of automatic and corrective feedback and discuss the<br />

integration of pronunciation teaching into Chinese curriculum.<br />

1540 Cracking Chinese tones: an automatic feedback tool to enhance pronunciation<br />

Yanying Li Northwestern University<br />

2335 Integrating pronunciation teaching in the language teaching curriculum<br />

Jiang Liu<br />

2041 Effective corrective feedback on L2 learners’ speaking performance<br />

Xiao Hu<br />

Jia Huang<br />

Defense Language Institute<br />

On-demand Sessions<br />

(no specific date/time allocated; pre-recorded presentations)<br />

1461 Enhance CFL education with games and gameful pedagogy<br />

This session discusses how to enhance CFL education with games and gameful pedagogy<br />

by focusing on: how to use digital, card, simulation and VR games to enrich learning<br />

activities; how to use 'gameful pedagogy' to create a stimulating learning environment;<br />

how to combine 'gameful' and 'game-based' learning to promote intercultural<br />

communication.<br />

Gang Liu<br />

Carnegie Mellon University<br />

Yan Liu<br />

Duke University<br />

Qian Liu<br />

University of Michigan<br />

1967 Optimizing Learning in Heritage and Non-Heritage Learner Mixed Classes<br />

The panel explores methods to optimize learning in Chinese heritage and non-heritage<br />

learner mixed classes across three institutes and course levels. Discussions focus on<br />

tailored pedagogical designs to maximize institutional resources and personalize learning<br />

paths for heritage learners while maintaining fairness for non-heritage learners.<br />

Nan Meng University of Connecticut<br />

Yunxin Zhang Davidson Academy<br />

Donglin Chai Loyola University Maryland<br />

1917 The Effectiveness of Meaningful, Measurable, and Innovative Oral<br />

Assessment<br />

Students' speaking skill is an important indicator of successful language learning outcome.<br />

This study compares the formats of three Chinese language oral tests: ACTFL OPI,<br />

TOCFL in Taiwan and HSKK in China; and develops meaningful speaking activities<br />

and measurable oral assessments to enhance students' performances in three modes of<br />

communication.<br />

Celia Liu<br />

The College of New Jersey<br />


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Yea-Fen Chen<br />

Tiao-Guan Huang<br />

Indiana University Bloomington<br />

Hamilton College<br />

1531 In Search of Excellence: Remote Language Learning Principles and<br />

Practices<br />

The swift migration from in-person to remote teaching since the start of the pandemic<br />

requires all educators to re-think and investigate the parameters and conditions of remote<br />

language learning. This session discusses findings in principle-based, vocabulary-centered,<br />

and skill-focused remote language learning and teaching.<br />

Jennifer Liu Harvard University<br />

Hong Gang Jin Hamilton College<br />

Wayne He University of Rhode Island<br />

Hsin-hsin Liang The University of Virginia<br />

2191 The design, implementation & enhancement of Advanced Spoken Chinese<br />

Classes<br />

This panel discusses the strategies and methods on how to effectively design, implement,<br />

and enhance Advanced Spoken Chinese classes. The presentations draw on the best<br />

practices in three advanced level Chinese classes.<br />

Liwei Jiao Brown University<br />

Xia Liang Washington University in St Louis<br />

Chengxu Yin University of Notre Dame<br />

Linguistic &Discourse Structures in L2 Chinese Teaching and Learning<br />

This session features studies on the instruction and acquisition of key linguistic and<br />

discourse structures in Chinese, including the “Ba” and “Bei” sentences, as well as topical<br />

progression patterns.<br />

1860 Topical Progression Patterns in Advanced L2 Written and Speech Discourses<br />

Jianling Liao Arizona State University<br />

2203 Teaching the Chinese Ba Sentence with Video Authentic Materials<br />

Danjie Su University of Arkansas<br />

1152 L2 Chinese Bei Constructions: A Usage-Based Constructionist Approach<br />

Jun Lang<br />

University of Oregon<br />

Acquisition of L2 Chinese Skills and Program Aspiration<br />

This session presents studies on the development of Chinese language skills (character<br />

recognition and reading) as well as a study discussing the effects of program aspiration on<br />

student progression.<br />

2297 Enhancing Chinese Character Recognition in Computer-based Teaching<br />

Yue Pan University of Kansas / Johnson County Community College<br />

1683 Investigating Oral Reading Miscues in Chinese L2 Reading<br />

Sicheng Wang The University of Iowa<br />

2014 Program Aspiration and College Students’ uptake of Chinese<br />

Jia Yang<br />

University of Dayton<br />


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Program and Classroom Considerations in L2 Chinese Pedagogy<br />

This session presents reports addressing aspects of Chinese pedagogy, including the<br />

impact of COVID-19 on learner motivation, the transformative experience afforded by<br />

study abroad programs, and the issue of standard ideology in the classroom.<br />

1833 Influence of COVID-19 on Students’ Chinese Learning Motivation<br />

Yangtian Luo<br />

Jun Xu<br />

Colorado State University<br />

2341 Transformative Learning Experiences in a Study Abroad Mandarin Program<br />

Wen Guo<br />

University at Buffalo<br />

1414 Standard Ideology and Language Variations in the CSL Classroom<br />

Grainger Lanneau University of Washington<br />

Hsin-hung Yeh Santa Clara University<br />

Technology-enhanced Chinese Pedagogy<br />

This session features studies exploring the role of technology in Chinese pedagogy.<br />

Researchers investigate the effects of virtual language exchange, online Chinese practices,<br />

and ePortfolios.<br />

1153 US-China Students Virtual Language Exchange in 2020: Rewards and<br />

Challenges<br />

Dali Tan<br />

Northern Virginia Community College<br />

1070 Facilitate Online Chinese Practice in all Three Modes of Communication<br />

Jingjing Ji<br />

Northwestern University<br />

1604 Developing Intercultural Communicative Competence with ePortfolios<br />

Hongying Xu University of Wisconsin-La Crosse<br />

Grammatical and Cultural Competence in L2 Chinese<br />

This session includes studies focusing on developing grammatical and cultural<br />

competence in Chinese. Issues to be discussed include pedagogical grammar, application<br />

of iconicity in grammar instruction, and inclusion of literary Chinese in teaching.<br />

1580 What Kind of Pedagogical Grammar Do We Need?<br />

Zhijun Wang University of Massachusetts Amherst<br />

1788 Applications of Iconicity in Chinese Grammar Teaching<br />

Yanmei Liu<br />

2295 Build Cultural and Linguistic Competence through Learning Literary Chinese<br />

Tainyu Qin University of North Georgia<br />

Program and Curriculum Development in L2 Chinese<br />

This session explores issues regarding course, program, and curriculum development.<br />

Topics include media Chinese course development, inclusion of career-readiness in<br />

curriculum, and using can-do statements in Chinese programs.<br />

1404 Building a Language Curriculum for Career Readiness and Success<br />

Yao Tu<br />

University of Minnesota<br />

1719 Teaching a Media Chinese Course at an American University<br />

Zhen Zou University of Minnesota<br />

2153 Can-Dos for College-level Chinese Programs: Successes and Challenges<br />

Zhiyin Dong University of Delaware<br />


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Acknowledgments<br />

*Many thanks to the following colleagues for reviewing the <strong>2021</strong> ACTFL/<strong>CLTA</strong> conference<br />

proposals:<br />

Jun Da Middle Tennessee State University<br />

Wenhao Diao University of Arizona<br />

Ziyi Geng University of Virginia<br />

Yunjuan He University of North Georgia<br />

Sha Huang Kennesaw State University<br />

Liling Huang Boston University<br />

Liwei Jiao Brown University<br />

Li Jin DePaul University<br />

Sihui Ke University of Kentucky<br />

Hsin-hsin Liang University of Virginia<br />

Xia Liang Washington University in St Louis<br />

Jia Lin University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill<br />

Tianyu Qin University of North Georgia<br />

Xizhen Qin University of South Florida<br />

Zhongqi Shi Columbia University<br />

Yunwen Su The University of Utah<br />

Xiaofei Tang Carnegie Mellon Univ.<br />

Zhijun Wang University of Massachusetts - Boston<br />

Mingquan Wang Tufts University<br />

Sue-Mei Wu Carnegie Mellon University<br />

Feng Xiao Pomona College<br />

Yi Xu University of Pittsburgh<br />

Chunsheng Yang University of Connecticut<br />

Li Yang Kansas State University<br />

Jia Yang University of Dayton<br />

Meng Yeh Rice University<br />

Qiaona Yu Wake Forest University<br />

Fangyuan Yuan US Naval Academy<br />

Hang Zhang George Washington University<br />

Jie Zhang University of Oklahoma<br />

Ran Zhao University of Virginia<br />

Yongping Zhu University of Notre Dame<br />


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<strong>2021</strong>-22 <strong>CLTA</strong> Conference Committee<br />

(Alphabetically ordered)<br />

Jun Da 笪 骏 (Technology specialist)<br />

Baozhang He 何 宝 璋 (Conference officer)<br />

Shuai Li 郦 帅 (Conference Co-chair)<br />

Xia Liang 梁 霞 (Workshop & roundtable)<br />

Zhongqi Shi 史 中 琦 (Program chair)<br />

Jing Wang 王 静 (Program Co-chair)<br />

Sue-mei Wu 吴 素 美 (Headquarters)<br />

Yongping Zhu 朱 永 平 (Conference chair)<br />


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CALL for Submissions: <strong>CLTA</strong> CSL Journal<br />

Chinese as a Second Language<br />

( 漢 語 教 學 研 究 — 美 國 中 文 教 師 學 會 學 報 )<br />

The journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA<br />

The journal of Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) publishes peer-reviewed original articles<br />

in English or Chinese (either simplified or traditional characters) that make a significant<br />

contribution to the theory and practice of Chinese as a second language. Articles in all areas of<br />

Chinese pedagogy and acquisition are welcome, especially those that are empirically based and<br />

offer new perspectives and/or refine or challenge existing practices of teaching Chinese as a second<br />

language. Contributions in areas such as Chinese program management, curriculum design and<br />

teaching Chinese culture and literature in Chinese language classrooms are also welcome. In<br />

addition to research articles, CSL also publishes book reviews and short contributions that report<br />

on new discovery and development in the field of Chinese as a second language.<br />

Three issues are published each year, in Spring, Summer, and Autumn. <strong>CLTA</strong>-US members<br />

receive the Journal as part of their membership. For membership application and for institutional<br />

subscriptions, please see the membership page for more information.<br />

Chinese as a Second Language 漢 語 教 學 研 究 (CSL) is the continuation of the Journal of the<br />

Chinese Language Teachers Association 美 國 中 文 教 師 學 會 學 報 (J<strong>CLTA</strong>), USA. John<br />

Benjamins Publishing Company is the official publisher as of Volume 51 (2016).<br />

Submission: For submission of articles for consideration, please visit the <strong>CLTA</strong> Website for more<br />

details: https://clta-us.org/publications/<br />

Editor: Dana Scott Bourgerie 白 杰 理<br />

Brigham Young University<br />

CSL_J<strong>CLTA</strong>@byu.edu<br />

bourgerie@byu.edu<br />

Associate Editor: Baozhang He 何 宝 璋<br />

College of the Holy Cross<br />

bhe@holycross.edu<br />

Review Editor: Shuai Li 郦 帅<br />

Georgia State University<br />

sli12@gsu.edu<br />


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<strong>CLTA</strong> K12 Chinese Language Teaching (K-12 CLT) Journal<br />

Call for submissions<br />

Dear <strong>CLTA</strong> members:<br />

We invite you to submit proposals for K12 Chinese Language Teaching Journal.<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> K-12 CLT (Chinese Language Teaching) Journal website:<br />

https://clta-us.org/publications/k-12-chinese-language-teaching/<br />

For any inquiries, please contact: Cilei Han <br />

各 位 从 事 、 关 心 中 小 学 中 文 教 学 的 老 师 好 ,<br />

我 们 学 会 (<strong>CLTA</strong>-US) 主 办 的 《 中 小 学 汉 语 教 学 》2022 年 刊 现 在 开 始 全 面 征 稿 了 !<br />

除 了 保 持 往 年 的 期 刊 特 色 以 外 , 今 年 本 刊 编 辑 委 员 会 , 在 学 会 的 鼎 力 支 持 下 , 将 向 所 有 投<br />

稿 老 师 颁 发 《 中 小 学 中 文 教 材 教 法 研 究 优 秀 成 果 奖 》 证 书 (Excellent Achievement<br />

Certificate in K-12 Chinese Curriculum and Instruction Development)。 只 要 您 的 稿 件 符 合 要<br />

求 , 无 论 最 终 录 用 与 否 , 您 都 能 获 得 由 本 刊 编 委 会 专 家 成 员 签 署 的 证 书 ( 请 参 看 附 件 征 稿<br />

通 知 以 及 证 书 样 张 )。<br />

欢 迎 各 位 分 享 教 科 研 心 得 , 踊 跃 投 稿 。 目 标 明 年 四 月 刊 发 的 老 师 , 请 尽 量 于 年 底 前 投 稿 。<br />

具 体 问 题 、 联 系 方 法 等 , 请 展 阅 附 件 说 明 。<br />

美 国 中 文 教 师 学 会 《 中 小 学 汉 语 教 学 》(<strong>CLTA</strong>-US, K-12 Chinese Language Teaching<br />

Journal) 编 辑 委 员 会 敬 启<br />


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《 中 小 学 汉 语 教 学 》2022 年 刊 征 稿<br />

十 分 感 谢 各 位 老 师 多 年 来 对 《 中 小 学 汉 语 教 学 》(K-12 Chinese<br />

Language Teaching Journal) 的 支 持 。 这 份 期 刊 是 由 美 国 中 文 教 师 学<br />

会 (<strong>CLTA</strong>-US) 主 办 的 网 络 期 刊 , 在 编 辑 委 员 会 成 员 何 文 潮 教 授 、 刘 美 如 教 授 、 谭 大 立 教<br />

授 和 张 正 生 教 授 的 督 导 审 评 下 , 在 曾 萍 老 师 和 王 文 霞 老 师 的 辛 勤 编 撰 下 ,《 中 小 学 汉 语 教<br />

学 》 已 经 走 过 了 六 个 年 头 , 发 出 越 来 越 夺 目 的 光 彩 。 这 份 期 刊 面 向 全 球 中 小 学 ( 含 学 龄<br />

前 ) 从 事 中 文 作 为 第 二 语 言 教 学 的 教 师 、 沉 浸 式 和 华 裔 汉 语 继 承 语 教 学 的 教 师 、 师 资 教 育<br />

工 作 者 、 教 学 法 研 究 者 、 项 目 策 划 和 各 类 管 理 人 员 。 本 刊 利 用 经 验 分 享 和 教 学 研 究 的 资 源<br />

, 为 K-12 中 文 教 学 提 供 信 息 服 务 , 并 通 过 期 刊 的 平 台 就 教 师 职 业 成 长 等 重 要 问 题 , 促 成<br />

各 级 中 文 教 师 和 语 言 教 学 研 究 人 员 之 间 的 对 话 。<br />

明 年 2022 年 刊 的 征 稿 工 作 现 在 已 经 开 始 了 ! 为 鼓 励 老 师 们 撰 写 、 分 享 心 得 体 会 , 本 刊<br />

编 辑 委 员 会 , 在 <strong>CLTA</strong>-US 的 鼎 力 支 持 下 , 将 自 今 年 起 向<br />

所 有 投 稿 老 师 颁 发 《 中 小 学 中 文 教 材 教 法 研 究 优 秀 成<br />

果 奖 》 证 书 (Excellent Achievement Certificate<br />

in K-12 Chinese Curriculum and Instruction<br />

Development)。 只 要 您 的 稿 件 符 合 以 下 要 求 , 无 论 最<br />

终 录 用 与 否 , 您 都 能 获 得 由 本 刊 编 委 会 专 家 成 员 签 署<br />

的 证 书 ( 请 参 看 右 图 证 书 样 张 )。 编 委 会 对 获 得 录 用 的 稿 件 , 还 将 1) 发 送 贺 信 以 及 杂 志 链<br />

接 至 您 指 定 的 学 校 负 责 人 ,2) 邀 请 您 在 每 年 四 月 召 开 的 <strong>CLTA</strong>-US 学 会 年 会 上 做 专 题 演 讲 ,<br />

3) 乐 于 成 为 您 将 来 求 职 所 需 的 推 荐 人 (referee) 之 一 。<br />

以 下 是 稿 件 主 旨 内 容 、 特 点 、 要 求 与 体 例 介 绍 。 更 多 详 情 请 见 学 会 网 站 , 投 稿 相<br />

关 问 题 请 洽 期 刊 编 辑 韩 慈 磊 老 师 。<br />

祝 您 暑 假 愉 快 , 生 活 休 息 与 事 业 精 进 同 时 实 现 , 并 期 待 拜 读 您 的 大 作 !<br />

韩 慈 磊 代 《 中 小 学 汉 语 教 学 》 编 辑 委 员 会 敬 邀<br />


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课 堂 等 教 学 法 和 测 试 方 法<br />

在 职 以 及 职 前 中 文 教 师 跨 文 化 适 应 研 究 与 实 践 以 及 职 业 发 展<br />

各 类 中 文 项 目 的 大 纲 设 计 、 课 堂 管 理 原 则 研 究 与 实 践<br />

教 材 编 辑 及 应 用 评 介 、 多 媒 体 教 学 实 践<br />

留 学 中 国 、 跨 文 化 学 习 与 实 践 经 验 介 绍<br />

中 小 学 中 文 师 资 教 育 理 论 与 实 践 , 包 括 中 文 项 目 设 计 、 教 学 法 、 大 纲 设 计 、 测 试 方<br />

式 、 课 堂 管 理 、 学 生 情 感 管 理 与 建 设<br />

案 例 分 析 与 分 享 , 包 括 教 学 、 教 育 政 策 制 定 以 及 项 目 实 施<br />

中 文 教 师 资 格 证 书 项 目 介 绍 , 以 及<br />

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稿 件 要 求 与 体 例<br />

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语 言 专 家 审 稿 。<br />

实 证 与 理 论 研 究 性 文 章 , 英 文 不 超 过 3000 词 , 中 文 不 超 过 5000 汉 字 。 其 他 各 类 文<br />

章 , 英 文 800-2000 词 , 中 文 1200-3000 汉 字 。<br />

以 电 子 版 形 式 投 稿 , 稿 件 投 递 地 址 :k12journal@gmail.com。<br />

格 式 : 中 文 参 见 《 中 小 学 汉 语 教 学 》 网 络 期 刊 中 文 学 术 论 文 体 例 要 求 ; 英 文 参 见 美<br />

国 心 理 学 学 会 出 版 手 册 第 6 版 或 者 第 7 版 。<br />

本 编 辑 委 员 会 在 收 到 所 有 ( 符 合 以 上 要 求 的 ) 稿 件 的 一 个 月 内 , 向 作 者 通 过 电 子 邮 件<br />

发 送 证 书 ; 三 个 月 内 由 该 领 域 资 深 的 中 文 教 育 专 家 对 来 稿 进 行 盲 审 评 议 , 做 出 录 用 、 小<br />

修 、 大 修 , 或 者 婉 谢 等 决 定 。 经 修 改 再 审 直 至 电 子 出 版 以 前 , 文 字 编 辑 会 跟 您 最 后 沟 通 定<br />

稿 。 更 多 详 情 请 见 学 会 网 站 , 投 稿 相 关 问 题 请 洽 期 刊 编 辑 韩 慈 磊 老 师 。 谢 谢 。<br />


<strong>CLTA</strong> NEWSLETTER <strong>May</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

The <strong>CLTA</strong> Jiede Empirical Research Grant for Chinese<br />

Pedagogy/Chinese Applied Linguistics<br />

皆 得 學 術 研 究 基 金 (<strong>2021</strong>-2022)<br />

The Chinese Language Teachers Association invites proposals for the Jiede (all-attain) Empirical<br />

Research Grant, established in 2003 by an anonymous member, and enhanced thereafter by the<br />

original donor and other donors. The grant will support empirical research in Chinese pedagogy<br />

and applied linguistics that contributes to building a sound understanding of teaching and learning<br />

Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL). The recipient will be expected to present a paper at the<br />

annual meeting of the <strong>CLTA</strong> or to submit a progress report at the end of the grant term.<br />

• Eligibility: Except for university/college tenured associate and full professors, applications<br />

from all teaching professions including assistant professors, instructors, lecturers, K-12 teachers,<br />

heritage school teachers, independent researchers, and graduate students in registered M.A. or<br />

Ph.D. programs who are current <strong>CLTA</strong> members (active membership from grant application<br />

to research presentation) and conduct empirical research in the Chinese language are welcome<br />

to apply. The recipient should have no other grant support for the same project.<br />

• Application: Submit the following materials electronically to the <strong>CLTA</strong> Award committee at<br />

cltaaward@gmail.com, with the subject line of “<strong>2021</strong> Jiede Application” by the due date<br />

(September 30, <strong>2021</strong>).<br />

1. a three to five-page proposal to include a clear description of the research project, such as<br />

the theoretical background, the objectives, research design and methods, timeline, and<br />

budget of the project (itemize in detail). Please do NOT identify yourself or your<br />

institution in the proposal.<br />

2. A separate attachment of a brief (two pages maximum) curriculum vitae, indicating your<br />

current status, institutional affiliation (if any), educational background and contact<br />

information.<br />

3. The completed award application form.<br />

• Deadline: Proposals must be submitted by September 30, <strong>2021</strong>. Applicants will be notified of<br />

results by December 1, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Visit the <strong>CLTA</strong> web site for more information about the Jiede Empirical Research Grant:<br />

https://clta-us.org/awards/jiede-empirical-research-grant/<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> Awards Committee (<strong>2021</strong>-2022)<br />


<strong>CLTA</strong> NEWSLETTER <strong>May</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

The <strong>CLTA</strong> Action Research Award (<strong>2021</strong>-2022)<br />

The Chinese Language Teachers Association invites proposals for the <strong>CLTA</strong> Action Research<br />

Award newly established in 2013. The award will support action research to improve Chinese<br />

language instruction in the classroom setting. The recipient will be expected to present a paper at<br />

the annual meeting of the <strong>CLTA</strong> or to submit a progress report at the end of the funding period.<br />

The funding period normally is one year.<br />

• Eligibility: With the exception of university and college tenure-track and tenured faculty, all<br />

teaching professionals, including college instructors, lecturers, K-12 teachers, community<br />

school teachers and graduate teaching assistants, who are current <strong>CLTA</strong> members (maintain<br />

an active membership from application to completion) are welcome to apply. The recipient<br />

should have no other grant support for the same project.<br />

• Application: Submit the following documents electronically to the <strong>CLTA</strong> Award committee<br />

at cltaaward@gmail.com, with the subject line of “<strong>2021</strong> Action Research Application” by the<br />

due date (September 30, <strong>2021</strong>).<br />

1. A two-to-three-page proposal that provides a clear description of the research project,<br />

including purpose, procedures, timeline (a research cycle of three months or one semester<br />

is recommended), and budget (itemized in detail). The proposal can be written either in<br />

English or in Chinese. Please do NOT identify yourself in the proposal.<br />

2. In a separate attachment, send a one-page curriculum vitae indicating your current status,<br />

institutional affiliation (if any), educational background, teaching/research<br />

accomplishment, and contact information.<br />

3. Include the completed Award Application Form<br />

• Deadline: Proposals must be received at the <strong>CLTA</strong> Award committee at<br />

cltaaward@gmail.com by September 30, <strong>2021</strong>. Applicants will be notified of results<br />

by December 1, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Visit the <strong>CLTA</strong> web site for more information about the award:<br />

https://clta-us.org/awards/clta-action-research-award/<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> Awards Committee (<strong>2021</strong>-2022)<br />


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The Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA<br />

Promoting the study of Chinese language and culture in an international context.<br />

WELCOME! JOIN <strong>CLTA</strong> TODAY!!<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> Headquarters<br />

Website: https://clta-us.org<br />

E-mail: clta@andrew.cmu.edu<br />

In addition to career development resources and opportunities to network with CFL K-16<br />

professionals, below are some highlights of <strong>CLTA</strong> members’ privileges:<br />

• To be included in the <strong>CLTA</strong> LISTSERV and receive prompt announcements including<br />

job advertisements from the <strong>CLTA</strong> Headquarters<br />

• To apply for awards and grants sponsored by <strong>CLTA</strong><br />

• To join <strong>CLTA</strong> Special Interest Groups (<strong>CLTA</strong>-SIGs) for free<br />

• To access <strong>CLTA</strong> publications such as the CSL Journal, <strong>Newsletter</strong>, K-12 CLT Journal &<br />

Selection of <strong>CLTA</strong> K-12 Outstanding Chinese Works<br />

• To publish personal and institutional news in the <strong>Newsletter</strong><br />

• To receive information on meetings and conferences sponsored by <strong>CLTA</strong><br />

• To attend, present papers at, and organize panels for these meetings and conferences at<br />

discounted rates<br />

• To elect members to the Board of Directors<br />

• To be nominated and elected as members of the Board of Directors<br />

• To attend <strong>CLTA</strong> sponsored activities for free or at a discounted rate<br />

• To nominate students to join the National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society<br />

• To nominate K-12 students to submit their work to the “Selection of <strong>CLTA</strong> K-12<br />

Outstanding Chinese Works”<br />

And more…<br />

NEW! Introduction to <strong>CLTA</strong> short video: Watch the video to learn more about <strong>CLTA</strong> -- who we<br />

are and what benefits we provide for Chinese language educators<br />

(1) Introduction to <strong>CLTA</strong> (Narration in Chinese)<br />

https://youtu.be/lN-UFTPEnMs<br />

(2) Introduction to <strong>CLTA</strong> (Narration in English)<br />

https://youtu.be/1BQpG5B98k8<br />

Under the News tab at the top of the <strong>CLTA</strong> website you can also find the posters for the <strong>CLTA</strong><br />

2020-<strong>2021</strong> Virtual Forum Series (#1 to #5), and the <strong>CLTA</strong> monthly events lists since July 2020.<br />

https://clta-us.org/news/clta-events/<br />

Stay happy, healthy and have a prosperous summer of <strong>2021</strong>!<br />

<strong>CLTA</strong> Headquarters<br />


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Book News 新 书 快 递<br />


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故 事 内 外<br />

Expressive Chinese<br />

Culture and Communication in a Changing China<br />

Panpan Gao and Hongyun Sun<br />

Ideal for intermediate Chinese language learners,<br />

Expressive Chinese is a one-volume course that builds<br />

advanced-level reading and writing proficiency in four<br />

areas: complexity, accuracy, fluency, and felicity. Eight<br />

field-tested lessons equip learners with the essential skills<br />

and knowledge necessary to confidently communicate<br />

their feelings, thoughts, and opinions on social and cultural<br />

topics ranging from the personal to the global.<br />

Availability: July <strong>2021</strong><br />

Language: Simplified Chinese<br />

with traditional characters<br />

ACTFL Level: Intermediate High<br />

to Advanced Low<br />

Table of Contents:<br />

1: 心 情 晴 雨 表<br />

Feelings and Moods<br />

2: 别 人 眼 里 的 我<br />

Appearance and Perception<br />

3: 科 技 让 生 活 更 美 好 ?<br />

Technology in our Lives<br />

4: 跟 着 美 食 去 旅 行<br />

The Importance of Food in China<br />

5: 过 好 每 一 天<br />

Daily Routines and Activities<br />

6: 未 来 的 方 向<br />

The Future and Jobs<br />

7: 走 进 音 乐 的 世 界<br />

Music<br />

8: 建 筑 , 不 只 是 房 子<br />

Home and Architecture<br />

Designed as part of an articulated curriculum sequence,<br />

Expressive Chinese is ideal for learners who have<br />

completed Integrated Chinese Volume 4 or the equivalent<br />

of two years of college-level study. Upon completing this<br />

course, learners will be prepared to study Reading Into a<br />

New China Volume 1 for further literacy development.<br />

Features:<br />

● Stories and interviews introduce grammar in<br />

context and enable learners to make observations<br />

about Chinese society and culture<br />

● Curated vocabulary lists increase learners’ ability to<br />

express themselves in a variety of contexts<br />

● Communicative pre-reading activities activate<br />

students’ prior knowledge of the lesson topic<br />

● Critical reading strategies develop specific literacy<br />

skills and encourage learners to engage more<br />

deeply with the content<br />

● Extensive scaffolding models and facilitates the use<br />

of descriptive and narrative writing techniques<br />

● Ample opportunities for long-form oral and written<br />

language production reinforce skills through<br />

practice<br />


<strong>CLTA</strong> NEWSLETTER <strong>May</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Teach Chinese Online<br />

An Essential Guide<br />

《 网 络 中 文 教 学 指 南 》<br />

Miao-fen Tseng 曾 妙 芬 & Yan Gao 高 燕<br />

Year of Publication: <strong>2021</strong><br />

Publisher: Phoenix Tree Publishing Inc.<br />

Pages: 254 pages (colored)<br />

Features<br />

This book is a product of the COVID-19 global crisis, which has brought awareness and urgency<br />

to the pressing need for teacher development of effective principles and strategies for online<br />

language teaching. Fortified by and grounded in solid research-informed practice and empirical<br />

data, it features a coherent and seamless sequence of eight chapters in light of research findings<br />

and pedagogical reflections. Chapter 1 introduces a model program for online Chinese language<br />

learning, funded by a US STARTALK grant. It highlights the design and structure of the<br />

program, well-tested learning outcomes, learners’ testimonials, and after-program reflections and<br />

recommendations. Chapter 2 provides an overview of delivery modes for online teaching<br />

essentials, an analysis of three types of interaction in each delivery mode, and explanations of the<br />

elements contributing to online interaction. Chapter 3 summarizes effective principles and<br />

strategies for successful online teaching with supporting evidence and includes useful examples to<br />

illustrate best practices. Chapters 4 and 5 offer detailed and colorful illustrations of studentcentered<br />

communicative tasks that are implemented synchronously and asynchronously in online<br />

teaching. Chapter 6 introduces a list of technology resources, applications, and tools with high<br />

relevancy to the realization of pedagogical objectives introduced in chapters 4 and 5. Chapter 7<br />

lists ten essentials for creating a successful online language course. It emphasizes practicality,<br />

applicability, and user-friendliness for online language teachers. To conclude, chapter 8 compiles<br />

fifteen frequently asked questions that language teachers have pondered since the emergence of<br />

online language teaching and learning; building on the practical guidance offered in the earlier<br />

chapters, the answers to these questions should set many teachers’ minds at ease.<br />


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The Acquisition of Chinese as a Second Language<br />

Pronunciation: Segments and prosody. Springer.<br />

Yang, Chunsheng. (Ed.) <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Features<br />

This book is the first edited book to cover a wide range of issues related to Chinese as a second<br />

language (CSL) speech, including tone and segment acquisition and processing, categorical<br />

perception of tones, CSL fluency, CSL intelligibility/comprehensibility and accentedness, and<br />

pronunciation pedagogy. Moreover, the book addresses both theoretical and pedagogical issues.<br />

It offers an essential go-to book for anyone who is interested in CSL speech, e.g. CSL speech<br />

researchers, Chinese instructors, CSL learners, and anyone interested in second language speech.<br />


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<strong>CLTA</strong> NEWSLETTER <strong>May</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

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Jobs<br />

Preceptor in Chinese<br />

(Cambridge, MA)<br />

The Department of East Asian Languages<br />

and Civilizations at Harvard University<br />

invites applications for one or more fulltime,<br />

multi-year Preceptors in Chinese<br />

expected to begin July 1, 2022. The<br />

Preceptor will be responsible for teaching 2-<br />

3 Chinese courses per year, meeting with<br />

students for regular office hours, and<br />

coordinating a teaching team for their level’s<br />

discussion sections. This is a term<br />

appointment of three years, renewable for a<br />

term of up to five years (eight years in total),<br />

contingent on performance, enrollments,<br />

curricular need, position availability, and<br />

divisional dean authorization<br />

The successful applicant should be well<br />

versed in the issues of teaching Chinese as a<br />

foreign language, have experience in<br />

teaching multiple levels of Chinese, must<br />

have exemplary ability in comprehension<br />

and active use of standard Chinese and<br />

English, written and spoken, at native or<br />

near-native proficiency and must be able to<br />

teach multiple levels of modern Chinese.<br />

Several years of experience teaching modern<br />

Chinese at the college level in the United<br />

States and specialization in Chinese<br />

pedagogy and second language acquisition<br />

is highly desirable. An M.A. degree or<br />

higher in Chinese Linguistics, Foreign<br />

Language Education, or a closely related<br />

field is preferred; experience in computerassisted<br />

language teaching is a plus.<br />

Interested candidates should submit, to the<br />

application portal at<br />

https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postin<br />

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1. Cover letter, including a description of<br />

teaching/advising experience and<br />

philosophy and comments on any efforts to<br />

encourage diversity, inclusion, and<br />

belonging.<br />

2. Curriculum Vitae<br />

3. Names and contact information of three to<br />

five referees, who will be asked by a<br />

system-generated email to upload a letter of<br />

recommendation once the candidate’s<br />

application has been submitted. Three letters<br />

of recommendation are required, and the<br />

application is considered complete only<br />

when at least three letters have been<br />

received.<br />

Candidates should also send a 20-minute<br />

teaching demo by URL through the ARIeS<br />

portal, or send a USB of the applicant<br />

teaching to:<br />

Chair, Preceptor Search Committee<br />

Chinese Language Program<br />

East Asian Languages and Civilizations<br />

Department<br />

Harvard University<br />

5 Bryant Street<br />

Cambridge, MA 02138<br />

All application materials should be<br />

submitted no later than September 24, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Please note that references will only be<br />

invited to upload letters of recommendation<br />

after a complete application has been<br />

submitted online. Reference letters should<br />

be submitted by September 29, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Harvard University is an equal opportunity<br />

employer and all qualified applicants will<br />

receive consideration for employment<br />

without regard to race, color, religion, sex,<br />

national origin, disability status, protected<br />

veteran status, gender identity, sexual<br />

orientation, pregnancy and pregnancyrelated<br />

conditions or any other characteristic<br />

protected by law.<br />

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Chinese Lecturer in Foreign<br />

Languages (Philadelphia, PA)<br />

The Department of East Asian Languages<br />

and Civilizations at the University of<br />

Pennsylvania announces the immediate<br />

availability of a position as a full-time<br />

Lecturer in Foreign Languages in the<br />

Chinese Language Program. The<br />

appointment will be for an initial year with<br />

the possibility of annual renewal for up to an<br />

additional two years, contingent upon a<br />

satisfactory performance review and<br />

approval of the Dean. Employee benefits are<br />

provided. Applicants for the position should<br />

demonstrate a primary focus on language<br />

education, and have received at least a<br />

Master’s degree in Education, Chinese<br />

(Mandarin) Language, Literature,<br />

Linguistics, or a related field, although a<br />

PhD is preferred. Native or near-native<br />

competency in Mandarin language and<br />

fluency in English are required. Preference<br />

will be given to applicants with significant<br />

teaching experience at all levels of Chinese<br />

language at post-secondary institutions in<br />

the United States. Knowledge of and<br />

experience in current trends in<br />

second/foreign language teaching<br />

methodologies (especially content-based<br />

instruction) and meaningful application of<br />

technologies in language instruction are<br />

highly desirable. Duties include teaching<br />

Mandarin language classes (six classes per<br />

academic year) at any assigned levels,<br />

holding regular office hours, attending<br />

weekly meetings of the Chinese Language<br />

Program, and working with the Director of<br />

the Language Program and East Asia faculty<br />

on curriculum development and program<br />

articulation.<br />

Our program values interdisciplinary<br />

research, collaboration, and collegiality; is<br />

committed to promoting a culturally diverse<br />

intellectual community; and strongly

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encourages applications from women,<br />

minorities, and under-represented<br />

communities. Candidates should apply<br />

online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/92192.<br />

Please submit: a cover letter, CV, teaching<br />

statement; and contact information for a<br />

minimum of two individuals who have<br />

agreed to provide a recommendation letter.<br />

The University will contact the<br />

recommenders with instructions on how to<br />

submit their letters. We also encourage the<br />

applicants to upload additional documents if<br />

available: 1) recent teaching evaluations<br />

including written comments, 2) a link to a<br />

video recording of a class, and 3) a<br />

description of the video and relevant<br />

materials. The review of applications will<br />

begin immediately and will continue until<br />

the position is filled.<br />

The Department of East Asian Languages<br />

and Civilizations is strongly committed to<br />

Penn’s Action Plan for Diversity and<br />

Excellence and to creating a more diverse<br />

faculty (for more information see<br />

http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58<br />

/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of<br />

Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity<br />

Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals<br />

with disabilities/Protected Veterans are<br />

encouraged to apply.<br />

Mandarin Language Teacher,<br />

Redondo Union High School<br />

(Redondo Beach, CA)<br />

Seeking a Mandarin Language Teacher at<br />

Redondo Beach Unified School District 's<br />

Redondo Union High School; southern<br />

California's best high school. This position<br />

is part-time. A valid California teaching<br />

credential in Mandarin is required. Please<br />

apply through the Edjoin website,<br />

www.edjoin.org. Search for Redondo Beach<br />

and all of our jobs will appear.<br />

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Adjunct Instructors in Chinese<br />

Language (New York, NY)<br />

The Department of East Asian Studies at<br />

New York University invites applications<br />

for a part-time, non-tenure-track Chinese<br />

Adjunct Language Instructor position with<br />

an appointment beginning on September 1,<br />

<strong>2021</strong>, pending budgetary and administrative<br />

approval. Duties include teaching first- or<br />

second-year Chinese, active program<br />

involvement in language and culture<br />

activities, and close collaboration with<br />

faculty.<br />

Qualifications:<br />

Master’s degree in teaching Chinese as a<br />

foreign language, linguistics, language<br />

pedagogy, second language acquisition, or<br />

related field; native/near-native proficiency<br />

in Chinese and English; at least one-year<br />

experience in teaching Chinese at university<br />

level. The application must include a cover<br />

letter, curriculum vitae, statement on<br />

teaching philosophy, a link to a 30-50<br />

minutes video clip of your teaching with a<br />

corresponding lesson plan, two letters of<br />

recommendation, and teaching evaluations if<br />

available. Review of the applications will<br />

begin immediately and will continue to be<br />

accepted until the position is filled. To<br />

apply, please email the requested materials<br />

to xh8@nyu.edu Chinese Language<br />

Coordinator.<br />

The faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at<br />

the heart of a leading research university<br />

that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the<br />

highest caliber that embody the diversity of<br />

the United States and the global society in<br />

which we live. We strongly encourage<br />

applications from women, racial and ethnic<br />

minorities, and other individuals who are<br />

under-represented in the profession, across<br />

color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin,<br />

physical ability, gender, and sexual identity,

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or any other legally protected basis. NYU<br />

affirms the value of differing perspectives<br />

on the world as we strive to build the<br />

strongest possible university with the widest<br />

reach. To learn more about the FAS<br />

commitment to diversity, equality, and<br />

inclusion, please read here.<br />

(http://as.nyu.edu/content/nyuas/as/administrativeresources/office/dean/diversityinitiative.html).<br />

EOE/Affirmative<br />

Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Se<br />

xual Orientation/Gender Identity.<br />

Full-Time Faculty -Chinese<br />

Language and Literature<br />

(Baltimore, MD)<br />

Bard High School Early College (BHSEC)<br />

Baltimore, a partnership between Bard<br />

College and the Baltimore City Public<br />

Schools (BCPS) in Baltimore, Maryland,<br />

invites applications for a full-time faculty<br />

position in Chinese Language and<br />

Literature, beginning August <strong>2021</strong>. The field<br />

of specialization is open.<br />

The Bard early colleges enable talented and<br />

highly motivated students to complete a high<br />

school diploma and an Associate of Arts<br />

degree from Bard College within four years<br />

of study. The academic program emphasizes<br />

small classes and a commitment to teaching<br />

a diverse student body.<br />

Qualifications<br />

The position will involve teaching high<br />

school and/or college-level Chinese, either<br />

language courses or literature/culture<br />

courses taught in translation. An M.A. in<br />

Chinese or related fields and dedication to<br />

teaching are required. Candidates who will<br />

have a Ph.D. at the time of employment, or<br />

who are ABD, are preferred.<br />

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To Apply<br />

Please upload a letter of interest, one-page<br />

teaching statement, curriculum vitae, and<br />

three letters of reference as a .pdf using the<br />

Interfolio job application link provided here:<br />

http://apply.interfolio.com/89361<br />

Questions<br />

Inquiries about vacant positions can be<br />

submitted to Dr. Francesca Gamber,<br />

Principal, at fgamber@bhsec.bard.edu.<br />

Review of applications to begin<br />

immediately.<br />

This position is contingent upon passing<br />

Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) preemployment<br />

screening process and<br />

availability of funds. Work authorization in<br />

the United States is required for all BHSEC<br />

Baltimore faculty positions.<br />

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement<br />

Bard College is an equal opportunity<br />

employer and we welcome applications<br />

from those who contribute to our diversity.<br />

All qualified applicants will receive<br />

consideration for employment without<br />

regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental,<br />

or physical disability, age, sexual<br />

orientation, gender identity, national origin,<br />

familial status, veteran status, or genetic<br />

information.<br />

Bard is committed to providing access,<br />

equal opportunity, and reasonable<br />

accommodation for all individuals in<br />

employment practices, services, programs,<br />

and activities.<br />

Part-Time Lecturer and Special<br />

Lecturer in Chinese Language<br />

(Rochester, Michigan)<br />

The Department of Modern Languages and

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Literatures of Oakland University in<br />

Rochester, Michigan invites applications for<br />

the positions of Part-Time Lecturer and<br />

Special Lecturer to instruct courses in First-<br />

Year Chinese for the <strong>2021</strong>-2022 academic<br />

year. The position is renewable, contingent<br />

on performance and department needs.<br />

Minimum qualifications: MA in Chinese<br />

(language and literature, linguistics,<br />

pedagogy, or related discipline). Ph.D.<br />

preferred. Pre-employment screening<br />

includes verification of academic credentials<br />

and background check.<br />

Complete applications include a cover letter<br />

addressing relevant experience, including<br />

evidence of a commitment to student<br />

success, current vita, and an unofficial<br />

transcript. Please include names of two<br />

references at the end of your vita.<br />

The review of applications will start on July<br />

15, <strong>2021</strong>, and continue until the position is<br />

filled. Please direct questions and<br />

applications to Dr. Mingming Liu<br />

(mingmingliu@oakland.edu).<br />

Chinese Language Lecturer<br />

(Buffalo, New York)<br />

The Department of Linguistics at the<br />

University at Buffalo is seeking a Chinese<br />

Language Lecturer for a 10-month<br />

(academic-year commitment) full-time, nontenure<br />

track position with an initial two-year<br />

appointment with possible renewal,<br />

contingent on performance, department<br />

need, and availability of program funding.<br />

The successful candidate’s responsibilities<br />

include teaching three Chinese language<br />

courses per semester at different levels, as<br />

well as providing assistance to the Director<br />

in the development of the Chinese Program,<br />

including training and supervising graduate<br />

and undergraduate student teaching<br />

assistants and other instructors, conducting<br />

placement tests and interviews, and (online)<br />

material development. Applicants must be<br />

able to regularly teach in-person classes on<br />

the University at Buffalo campus beginning<br />

fall <strong>2021</strong>. The Chinese Program is looking<br />

for applicants who can contribute to a<br />

thriving Chinese program at UB. Successful<br />

candidates will be committed to teaching all<br />

levels of Chinese including First Year<br />

Chinese and upper level Literary Chinese<br />

(⽂⾔⽂) courses.<br />

Minimum qualifications are a Master’s<br />

degree in a relevant field including Chinese<br />

language pedagogy, second language<br />

acquisition, Chinese linguistics, Chinese<br />

literature and culture; native or near-native<br />

proficiency in Chinese and English;<br />

experience in teaching Chinese language to<br />

English-speaking students at the university<br />

level, and demonstrated teaching<br />

effectiveness. Must be able to regularly<br />

teach in-person classes on the University at<br />

Buffalo campus.<br />

At least two years of experience teaching<br />

Chinese at the university level is preferred.<br />

Also, preference will be given to candidates<br />

who have solid understanding of linguistic<br />

properties of Chinese and are familiar with<br />

contemporary second language teaching<br />

methodologies, instructional technologies,<br />

and curriculum development.<br />

Review of applications will begin June 24,<br />

<strong>2021</strong> and continue until the position is filled.<br />

Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.<br />

To apply, please go to:<br />

https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/28<br />

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Lecturer in Chinese (Salt Lake<br />

City, UT)<br />

The Department of World Languages and<br />

Cultures at the University of Utah invites<br />

applications for a full-time, renewable<br />

Chinese instructor (lecturer) position in<br />

Chinese beginning July 1, <strong>2021</strong>. The<br />

teaching load is three courses per semester.<br />

The successful candidate will be prepared to<br />

teach Chinese language courses at all levels<br />

and content courses related to culture and<br />

media as well as to participate actively in<br />

curricular and program affairs. The<br />

candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in hand<br />

by the start date in Chinese pedagogy,<br />

linguistics, Chinese studies, or a related<br />

field. Demonstrated experience in teaching<br />

Chinese as a foreign language at the college<br />

level in North America and native or nearnative<br />

fluency in Chinese and English is<br />

required. Adaptability with instructional<br />

technologies, experience practicing modern<br />

foreign language teaching methodologies,<br />

and demonstration of active participation in<br />

the professional field are highly desirable.<br />

The Department of World Languages &<br />

Cultures recognizes the importance of<br />

cultural and individual diversity in its<br />

educational and training programs and<br />

strives to provide an optimal and inclusive<br />

working and learning environment for all<br />

faculty, staff, and students. This<br />

encompasses all aspects of diversity,<br />

including but not limited to age, color,<br />

disability status, ethnicity, gender, language,<br />

veteran status, national origin, race, religion,<br />

sexual or affectional orientation, and<br />

socioeconomic status.<br />

Complete applications include a letter of<br />

application, CV, three letters of<br />

recommendation, and evidence of teaching<br />

effectiveness.<br />

Apply at :<br />

https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/1167<br />

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Chinese Language Teaching<br />

Assistant (Lancaster, PA)<br />

Franklin & Marshall College invites<br />

applications for a Teaching Assistant (Drill<br />

Instructor) in the Chinese Language<br />

Program, beginning in mid August <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

M.A. (or equivalent) is preferred but not<br />

required. The successful candidate will<br />

assist Franklin & Marshall students in<br />

learning the Chinese language and gaining<br />

an understanding of Chinese culture through<br />

a variety of co-curricular activities, while<br />

also receiving extensive training in Chinese<br />

pedagogy. The successful applicant should<br />

have experience teaching Chinese at the<br />

college level in the United States with native<br />

or near native proficiency in modern<br />

standard Chinese. The TA will receive<br />

hourly wages, health insurance, a travel<br />

allowance, and campus housing. Applicants<br />

must submit a letter of application,<br />

curriculum vitae, sample teaching<br />

evaluations, and transcripts<br />

through https://apply.interfolio.com/87934.<br />

Applicants must arrange for two letters of<br />

recommendation to be submitted directly to<br />

Interfolio by the recommenders. Deadline<br />

for applications is June 18, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Franklin & Marshall College is committed<br />

to having an inclusive campus community<br />

where all members are treated with dignity<br />

and respect. As an Equal Opportunity<br />

Employer, the College does not discriminate<br />

in its hiring or employment practices on the<br />

basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color,<br />

national origin, religion, age, disability,<br />

family or marital status, sexual orientation,<br />

or any protected characteristic. Individuals<br />

who need an accommodation due to a<br />

disability in order to submit an application<br />


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or attend an employment interview should<br />

contact Gina Brown, Academic Department<br />

Coordinator (717) 358-4296.<br />

Visiting Lecturer in Chinese as a<br />

Second Language (Suzhou,<br />

China)<br />

Duke Kunshan University invites<br />

applications for a one-year Visiting Lecturer<br />

position in Chinese language in its Language<br />

and Culture Center. DKU offers an<br />

innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary<br />

liberal arts undergraduate program leading<br />

to both Duke and DKU degrees, and the<br />

Language and Culture Center provides<br />

Chinese language courses at all levels to<br />

international students in this program. The<br />

successful candidate for this position will<br />

teach beginning level Chinese language<br />

courses, online and probably also face-toface.<br />

The contract starts in July <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Candidates must have a graduate degree in a<br />

relevant field (e.g. Chinese, applied<br />

linguistics, East Asian languages and<br />

cultures), and university-level Chinese<br />

language teaching experience. In addition to<br />

mastery of spoken and written Chinese,<br />

candidates must also have strong English<br />

skills. Ability to speak and coach learners of<br />

other languages (e.g. Japanese, Korean,<br />

Spanish) or other varieties of Chinese (e.g.<br />

Shanghainese, Suzhounese, Cantonese) is<br />

also an asset.<br />

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Applicants should provide a cover letter, a<br />

curriculum vitae, and a teaching/research<br />

statement, and also arrange to have three<br />

letters of reference submitted. All materials<br />

should be submitted through Academic Jobs<br />

Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jo<br />

bs/18608. The search committee also invites<br />

letters of nomination for potential<br />

candidates. Questions about the positions<br />

and nominations and may be sent to “lccsearch@dukekunshan.edu.cn”<br />

using<br />

“Language and Culture Search” as the<br />

subject line. Priority will be given to<br />

applications received by June 1, <strong>2021</strong>;<br />

applications will be accepted until the<br />

position is filled.<br />

DKU is a partnership of Duke University,<br />

Wuhan University and the Municipality of<br />

Kunshan, China<br />

(https://dukekunshan.edu.cn/). Our campus<br />

provides an elite, interdisciplinary liberal<br />

arts experience to a student body that will<br />

number 2000. The DKU model draws on the<br />

best of Duke’s educational experience and<br />

resources to reimagine undergraduate<br />

instruction in an intimate campus setting. A<br />

highly selective institution with an<br />

acceptance rate of

<strong>CLTA</strong> NEWSLETTER <strong>May</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Chinese, starting in late August <strong>2021</strong>. The<br />

position is annually renewable, contingent<br />

on funding and performance. The WLTA in<br />

Chinese will assist full-time faculty<br />

members in teaching the first- and secondyear<br />

Chinese language courses. Primary<br />

teaching responsibilities include<br />

independently teaching drill sessions,<br />

grading homework, and holding weekly<br />

Chinese table activities.<br />

Qualifications:B.A. or M.A. (or higher) in<br />

Chinese language, Teaching Chinese as a<br />

Second Language, linguistics or related<br />

fields; native or near-native fluency in both<br />

Chinese and English; demonstrated<br />

experience in teaching Chinese at the<br />

College level through regular or summer<br />

sessions is preferred.<br />

Required Application<br />

Materials:Applications should include the<br />

following items: an application letter (please<br />

include a web-accessible link to a 15-minute<br />

video of your teaching demo; both in-person<br />

and Zoom recordings are acceptable), a<br />

curriculum vitae, and two confidential letters<br />

of recommendation.<br />

Please submit your application<br />

at http://apply.interfolio.com/87325. Review<br />

of applications will begin on <strong>May</strong> 28th,<br />

<strong>2021</strong> and will continue until the position is<br />

filled.<br />

Founded in 1749 and located in the<br />

Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Washington<br />

and Lee University offers a unique academic<br />

setting of arts and sciences, commerce and<br />

law, and is consistently ranked in the top tier<br />

of liberal arts colleges. W&L promotes a<br />

dynamic and inclusive environment that<br />

allows students and employees of multiple<br />

backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to<br />

learn, work, and thrive together. Successful<br />

candidates will contribute to that<br />

environment and exhibit potential for<br />

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excellence in teaching and for vigorous<br />

scholarship. In keeping with the University<br />

Strategic Plan, we welcome applications<br />

from underrepresented minority candidates<br />

and members of other communities that are<br />

traditionally underrepresented in academia.<br />

Equal Employment Opportunity<br />

StatementWashington and Lee is an Equal<br />

Opportunity Employer. As such, we are<br />

interested in candidates who are committed<br />

to high standards of scholarship,<br />

performance and professionalism and to the<br />

development of a campus climate that<br />

supports equality and diversity in our<br />

faculty, staff and student body. Job<br />

description requirements are representative,<br />

but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill,<br />

and abilities needed to successfully perform<br />

this job. Reasonable accommodations may<br />

be made to enable qualified individuals with<br />

disabilities to perform essential functions.<br />

Statement of Commitment to<br />

DiversityWashington and Lee affirms that<br />

diverse perspectives and backgrounds<br />

enhance our community. We are committed<br />

to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention<br />

of students, faculty, and staff who embody<br />

many experiences, cultures, points of view,<br />

interests, and identities. As engaged citizens<br />

in a global and diverse society, we seek to<br />

advance a positive learning and working<br />

environment for all through open and<br />

substantive dialogue.<br />

Read-On Startalk<br />

Program (Location: Online)<br />

Fully on-line program consisting of two<br />

required parts<br />

Part I: June 28-July 9: self-paced learning<br />

with interactive website; Part II: July 12-<br />

July 16 - real-time Zoom meetings with<br />

instructional staff 4 hours/day<br />

Goals: Learn the components of Chinese<br />

lower-level and higher-level Chinese

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literacy and create research-supported<br />

activities for CFL learners<br />

Eligibility: Teachers of Chinese as a foreign<br />

language (CFL) at the high school, or<br />

college level. Applicants must be US<br />

citizens or legal residents, with at least 2<br />

years of full-time experience teaching<br />

Chinese as a foreign language in the USA<br />

who will be teaching CFL in the US in the<br />

<strong>2021</strong>-2022 academic year.<br />

Computer and reliable internet access with<br />

audio and video are required for<br />

participation.<br />

Apply at: https://tinyurl.com/holycross<strong>2021</strong><br />

Application materials include:<br />

* Curriculum Vitae (resume), including<br />

current school and teaching experience,<br />

proficiency level of students, and any past<br />

STARTALK program participation.<br />

* A narrative describing the way you<br />

approach Chinese literacy development in<br />

your classes, reflecting on successes and<br />

challenges that you have had in this process.<br />

* An example of an activity that you use<br />

with your classes that focuses on some<br />

aspect of literacy, with an explanation of<br />

how you implement this activity.<br />

Application deadline is <strong>May</strong> 14.<br />

Notification: <strong>May</strong> 28.<br />

Part-Time Renewable Chinese<br />

Lecturer (Lexington, VA)<br />

The Department of East Asian Languages<br />

and Literatures at Washington and Lee<br />

University invites applications for a parttime<br />

Chinese Instructor position to begin in<br />

late August <strong>2021</strong>, with the possibility of<br />

renewal based on funding and performance.<br />

This position carries a 4-course teaching<br />

load distributed over Fall and Winter terms<br />

(12 weeks each). Responsibilities include<br />

teaching Chinese language at all levels and<br />

active involvement with departmental<br />

activities.<br />

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Qualifications:<br />

Master’s degree or higher in Chinese<br />

language, Teaching Chinese as a Second<br />

Language, linguistics or related fields;<br />

native or near-native fluency in both<br />

Chinese and English; demonstrated<br />

excellence in teaching Chinese at the college<br />

level.<br />

Required Application Materials:<br />

Applications should include the following<br />

items: a cover letter (please include a webaccessible<br />

link to a 20-minute video of your<br />

teaching demo), a curriculum vitae, a<br />

statement on teaching philosophy, and three<br />

letters of recommendation.<br />

Please submit your application<br />

at: https://apply.interfolio.com/86486 .<br />

Review of applications will begin on <strong>May</strong> 7,<br />

<strong>2021</strong> and will continue until the position is<br />

filled.<br />

Founded in 1749 and located in the<br />

Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Washington<br />

and Lee University offers a unique academic<br />

setting of arts and sciences, commerce and<br />

law, and is consistently ranked in the top tier<br />

of liberal arts colleges. W&L promotes a<br />

dynamic and inclusive environment that<br />

allows students and employees of multiple<br />

backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to<br />

learn, work, and thrive together. Successful<br />

candidates will contribute to that<br />

environment and exhibit potential for<br />

excellence in teaching and for vigorous<br />

scholarship. In keeping with the University<br />

Strategic Plan, we welcome applications<br />

from underrepresented minority candidates<br />

and members of other communities that are<br />

traditionally underrepresented in academia.<br />

Equal Employment Opportunity<br />

Statement<br />

Washington and Lee is an Equal<br />

Opportunity Employer. As such, we are<br />

interested in candidates who are committed

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to high standards of scholarship,<br />

performance and professionalism and to the<br />

development of a campus climate that<br />

supports equality and diversity in our<br />

faculty, staff and student body. Job<br />

description requirements are representative,<br />

but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill,<br />

and abilities needed to successfully perform<br />

this job. Reasonable accommodations may<br />

be made to enable qualified individuals with<br />

disabilities to perform essential functions.<br />

Statement of Commitment to Diversity<br />

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse<br />

perspectives and backgrounds enhance our<br />

community. We are committed to the<br />

recruitment, enrichment, and retention of<br />

students, faculty, and staff who embody<br />

many experiences, cultures, points of view,<br />

interests, and identities. As engaged citizens<br />

in a global and diverse society, we seek to<br />

advance a positive learning and working<br />

environment for all through open and<br />

substantive dialogue.<br />

Lecturer in Chinese<br />

Language (Charlottesville, VA)<br />

The Department of East Asian Languages,<br />

Literatures and Cultures at the University of<br />

Virginia invites applications for a full-time<br />

Lecturer position in Chinese language,<br />

expected to begin August 25, <strong>2021</strong>. This is a<br />

three-year, tenure-ineligible appointment<br />

with the possibility of renewal, contingent<br />

upon available funding, satisfactory<br />

performance, and need for the position.<br />

The successful applicant will hold at least a<br />

master’s level degree in a relevant field of<br />

study, such as Teaching Chinese as a<br />

Foreign Language, Linguistics, Chinese<br />

literature and Cultures, or other related<br />

fields, and will have experience in Chinese<br />

language teaching at all levels. Candidates<br />

must have native or near-native fluency in<br />

Chinese and English. Knowledge of current<br />

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trends in language teaching methodologies<br />

and familiarity with effective uses of<br />

technologies in language instruction are<br />

required, as is a commitment to department<br />

service. Responsibilities include (but are not<br />

limited to) teaching three courses per<br />

semester during the spring and fall terms,<br />

contributing to the development of the<br />

Chinese language program, and active<br />

involvement in departmental service.<br />

Review of applications will begin April 26,<br />

<strong>2021</strong> and the search will remain open until<br />

filled.<br />

To apply:<br />

Apply online<br />

at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UV<br />

AJobs: search for posting #R0023103,<br />

complete the application, and attach the<br />

following:**Please note that all required<br />

documents MUST be uploaded in the<br />

resume box.***<br />

1. Cover letter of interest that includes a<br />

summary of how you meet the stated<br />

qualifications, and demonstrated past<br />

experience working on issues of diversity,<br />

equity, and inclusion and/or working with<br />

diverse populations.2. Curriculum vitae3. A<br />

statement of teaching philosophy4. 3 sample<br />

syllabi5. The names and contact information<br />

for three references**Applications that do<br />

not have all the required documents will not<br />

receive full consideration.***<br />

Questions about this position should be<br />

directed to Professor Hsin-hsin LIANG at<br />

HL9S@virginia.edu. Questions about the<br />

application process should be directed to<br />

Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at<br />

nr7f@virginia.edu.<br />

The University will perform background<br />

checks on all new faculty hires prior to<br />

making a final offer of employment.

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UVA assists faculty spouses and partners<br />

seeking employment in the Charlottesville<br />

area. To learn more please<br />

visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu. For<br />

more information about UVA and the<br />

Charlottesville community please<br />

see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesvil<br />

le and https://embarkcva.com/.<br />

The University of Virginia, including the<br />

UVA Health System which represents the<br />

UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine<br />

and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and<br />

the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library,<br />

are fundamentally committed to the<br />

diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe<br />

diversity is excellence expressing itself<br />

through every person’s perspectives and<br />

lived experiences. We are equal opportunity<br />

and affirmative action employers. All<br />

qualified applicants will receive<br />

consideration for employment without<br />

regard to age, color, disability, gender<br />

identity or expression, marital status,<br />

national or ethnic origin, political affiliation,<br />

race, religion, sex (including pregnancy),<br />

sexual orientation, veteran status, and family<br />

medical or genetic information.<br />

Assistant Teaching Professor in<br />

Chinese Language (Washington,<br />

D.C.)<br />

The Department of East Asian Languages<br />

and Cultures at Georgetown University<br />

invites applications for a one-year full-time,<br />

non-tenure-line teaching position in Chinese<br />

language, starting August <strong>2021</strong>. By the start<br />

date of the appointment, candidates must<br />

have a PhD in Chinese language pedagogy<br />

or a related field with native or near native<br />

proficiency in Chinese and English.<br />

Experience teaching college-level Chinese<br />

in North America is required. The teaching<br />

load for this position includes up to 4 classes<br />

per semester, or the equivalent of 12 credits<br />

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per semester (24 total for the academic<br />

year), and candidates must be able to teach<br />

Chinese language at all levels.<br />

To apply, please submit the following<br />

to https://apply.interfolio.com/85245 by<br />

April 19th, <strong>2021</strong>.• a cover letter• CV<br />

(including courses taught)• 3 letters of<br />

recommendation• syllabi• a teaching<br />

statement• a web link to a 30-minute<br />

teaching demonstration video (classroom is<br />

best but Zoom is acceptable)<br />

For questions regarding this position, please<br />

contact the Search Committee Chair,<br />

Professor Fei Ren, at<br />

Fei.Ren@georgetown.edu.<br />

Georgetown University is an Equal<br />

Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer<br />

fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty<br />

and staff. All qualified applicants are<br />

encouraged to apply and will receive<br />

consideration for employment without<br />

regard to race, color, religion, national<br />

origin, age, sex (including pregnancy,<br />

gender identity and expression, and sexual<br />

orientation), disability status, protected<br />

veteran status, or any other characteristic<br />

protected by law.<br />

If you are a qualified individual with a<br />

disability and need a reasonable<br />

accommodation for any part of the<br />

application and hiring process, please go to<br />

the Georgetown University IDEAA website<br />

for more information, or contact the Office<br />

of Institutional Diversity, Equity &<br />

Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-<br />

4798.<br />

Adjunct Lecturer (renewable)<br />

(Bethlehem, PA)<br />

The Chinese program at Lehigh University<br />

is looking to fill an adjunct position for<br />

someone to teach 8 credits of Reading and

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Writing (beginning through Intermediate).<br />

The starting salary for someone with an<br />

M.A. and teaching experience is $1,250 per<br />

credit. The schedule is Tuesdays and<br />

Thursdays 9-3 plus office hours at our<br />

Bethlehem, PA campus. Qualities we are<br />

looking for include:<br />

• Familiarity with modern language<br />

teaching technology such as Course<br />

Site moodle-based platforms, and a<br />

willingness to work with or learn<br />

other technological and pedagogical<br />

tools. Familiarity with the Integrated<br />

Chinese web app series is a plus.<br />

• Good communication skills; fluent in<br />

Mandarin Chinese; able to teach all<br />

levels of college- levels combined<br />

heritage and non-heritage classes.<br />

• Ability to work with others.<br />

• For further information, please<br />

contact Professor Constance Cook at<br />

.<br />


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