Symposium on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at George Washington University, Sunday May 5, 2019.


Sponsored By: The George Washington University and Nanjing University Institute for International Students

Date: Sunday, May 05, 2019   |   Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM*   |    Location: Science & Engineer Hall – 800 22nd St NW, Washington DC


To register for this symposium, please follow this link here.


The George Washington University Confucius Institute, in collaboration with the Nanjing University Institute for International Students, will host our Fifth Annual Symposium on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. Over the past years, the symposium has provided a platform for experts in the field and frontline teachers, from both China and abroad, to exchange ideas and inspire new knowledge. We continue to receive strong support and active participation from many experts and scholars. Experts and scholars in the field of TCSL are invited to submit proposals and participate in the conference.

This event is FREE and open to local Chinese language educators. Doors open at 1:30 PM. Validated parking is available in the Science & Engineering Hall; access via H Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets.


The Development and Innovation of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language in the International Communities: New Age, New Challenges, New Solutions.


Professor Chengzhi Chu (储诚志)

Associate Professor of Chinese, Chinese Language Program Coordinator, Faculty of the Graduate Group in Linguistics – the University of California, Davis

Instrumental Characters and Cultural Characters:  Reflection on Chinese Character Teaching in the Era of E-writing.

Professor Changzheng Liu (刘长征)

Visiting Instructor – Emory University; Professor – Beijing Language and Culture University

Tradition and Innovation in TCSOL—— Ideology、Methodology and Instruments


The symposium breakout panels will include, but are not limited to, the following specific topics:

1. The application and exploration of new media and new technologies in Chinese language education in America.
2. New concepts and new models of Chinese classroom teaching.
3. Innovation in the teaching environment and teaching methods of Chinese classrooms in American primary and secondary schools.
4. Research on the construction of international Chinese language teaching resources.
5. Research on cultural teaching in Chinese language teaching in the international community.
6. Other related topics.

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