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Creativity in Chinese language teaching and learning - Research and practice in challenging times

Dates
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 09:00 to Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 17:00
Location
The Open University, Milton Keynes - Online available
Contact
Dr Shejiao Xu

Event details

Conference website

Please visit The British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS) for the most up-to-date conference information.

Hosted by

Hosted and Co-organised by The British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS) and The School of Languages and Applied Linguistics, The Open University, UK

Date

Friday 25 and Saturday 25 June 2022. Times to be confirmed.

Location

Limited availability in person at The Open University, Milton Keynes - online options available. Exact location to be confirmed.

Cost

Details below under 'Conference Fees'

How to register

Please book your ticket via Eventbrite as soon as possible.
For those who wish to attend in person, please note that places are capped and registration will end on Wed 1 June. Please ensure you choose ‘In-person Attendance’ before check-out. 

About the conference

The British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS) and the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at The Open University are pleased to announce the 19th International Conference of BCLTS, Creativity in Chinese Language Teaching and Learning -- Research and Practice in Challenging Times. This will take place online and face-to-face at The Open University Milton Keynes campus, on the 24th/25th June 2022.

Call for papers

We invite the submission of abstracts for conference oral presentation (20-30 minutes), workshops (60-90 minutes) and posters. Participants can choose to present either online or in-person (subject to the COVID situation). In addition, we welcome proposals for panel discussions (60 -90 minutes). Every abstract submitted will be peer-reviewed and a selection of papers will be published in Conference Proceedings. The working languages for this conference are English and Mandarin Chinese. Bilingual paper presentations are welcome.

The theme for this conference is creativity as we aim to capture the dynamic development in innovative pedagogy and the use of technology in the teaching of Chinese, which has been accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. We particularly welcome submissions in the following areas:

  • Creativity in teaching Chinese as an international language
  • Creativity in the design and development of teaching materials
  • Creativity in research and scholarship
  • Creativity in the use of technology and online teaching
  • Creative use of machine translation and AI

We also welcome the following themes:

  • Second language acquisition and corpus linguistics
  • National language policies
  • Teaching Chinese in diverse contexts
  • Teacher development and career support
  • Translation and literature in Chinese language teaching and learning
  • Teaching Chinese for specific purposes, e.g., business Chinese, tourism Chinese and academic Chinese

Abstract submission

You can submit your abstract online via Microsoft Forms.

Please make sure to include the following information.

  • Title and category into which theme your proposal falls
  • Full name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)
  • An abstract of approximately 260 words in English, or 400 characters in Chinese
  • The corresponding author’s email address
  • Online or in-person presentation

Key dates

  • Friday 8 April 2022: Deadline for abstract submission
  • Friday 6 May 2022: Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • Sunday 15 May 2022: Close for Early-bird registration
  • Wednesday 1 June 2022: Conference registration closed
  • Friday 24 - Saturday 25 June 2022: Conference
  • Friday 30 September 2022: Conference full paper submission closed
  • April - May 2023: Planned Conference Proceedings publication

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Prof. LI Wei, Director and Dean, UCL Institute of Education, UK
  • Prof. JIN Lixian, Chair Professor and Dean, City University of Macau, MSAR, China
  • Prof. Agnes Kukulska Hulme, The Open University, UK
  • Prof. Zhao Yang, Dean of the School of Chinese as a Second language, Beijing University, China

Location and attendance

The conference will take place at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. Exact rooms and details, as well as the URL for online attendees, will be provided as soon as possible. Please note:

  • In-person attendance is limited, due to ongoing COVID uncertainty. Priority will be given to presenters
  • Accommodation and travel expenses will be self-funded for non-BCLTS members
  • Tea/coffee and lunches for on-site participants
  • Optional Conference dinner (£30) for on-site participants

Conference fees (both online and in-person)

One day attendance

Early bird BCLTS members Early bird non-BCLTS members Early bird students Regular BCLTS members Regular non-BCLTS members Regular students
Free £30.00 £20.00 Free £40.00 £30.00

Two day attendance

Early bird BCLTS members Early bird non-BCLTS members Early bird students Regular BCLTS members Regular non-BCLTS members Regular students
Free £60.00 £40.00 Free £80.00 £50.00
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