Conference & Workshop

CLTA-TX has held the Annual Conferences in different cities focusing on various themes:

Year Theme Co-sponsor Keynote speaker
2017 Chinese Language Curriculum with Student-Centered Design in the 21st Century Confucius Institute at Texas A&M University Dr.  Miao-fen Tseng

 

Inaugural Director, Institute of World Languages

Associate Professor of Chinese

Director, Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy

Director, Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy

University of Virginia

2016 21st Century

Skills and Chinese Language Learning

Confucius Institute,  The Institute of  Texan Culture, International Initiatives and East Asia Institute at University of Texas at San Antonio Dr. Cynthia Ning

 

Associate Director of the University of Hawaii’s

Center for Chinese Studies, and Hawaii director of its Confucius Institute.

 

Topic: 21st Century Skills and Chinese Language Learning

2015 Innovative and Practical Best Practices in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language Confucius Institute at University of Texas at Dallas Dr. Jianhua Bai

Kenyon College/Middlebury College

TopicTheme-Based Approach to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

2014 Practical and Effective Use of Technology in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language University of North Texas  Dr. David Silva

Vice Provost and Linguistics Professor at UT Arlington. Topic: Investigating the Role of Bias and Prioritization in the Acquisition of Multiple Language Competencies

2013 Teaching Chinese beyond Classroom Confucius Institute at Texas A&M Dr. Jennifer Liu,

Director of the Chinese Program, Harvard University

2012 Building Motivating and Effective Chinese Classrooms Awty International School Christopher Livaccari,

Director of Education and Chinese Language Initiatives Asia

2011 Teaching Chinese Beyond Textbooks Confucius Institute at University of Texas at Dallas Dr. Eric Shepherd,

University of South Florida

2010 Integrating Assessment and Daily Instruction University of Texas A&M Dr. Yulan Lin

World Language Program Director,
Boston Public Schools

Dr. Tianwei Xie

California State University Long Beach

2009 Connecting Classroom Teaching to the Real World University of Texas at San Antonio Dr. Claudia Ross

College of the Holy Cross

2008 Promoting K-16 Chinese Language Education in Texas Dallas Chinese Community Center Ms. Lucy Lee,

Livingston High School

2007 Bridge Chinese Heritage Schools with K-16 Houston Chinese Community Center Dr. Madeline Spring, University of Oregon

 

In the past years, CLTA-TX has organized or sponsored workshops in various cities:

2017:  Scaffolding Communicative Skills in Dallas

2017:  Making Grammar Teaching Come Alive through Communicative Tasks in College

Station

2017:  Chinese Language Teacher PD Workshop in Houston

2016:  Current Best Practices in Chinese Language Teaching in San Antonio

2013:  Effective Classroom Management in Houston

2012:  Chinese Language Teacher PD Workshop in Austin

2010:  Differentiated Instruction in Austin

2009:  Building and Sustaining a Chinese Program Chinese Teacher Professional

Workshop in Austin

2009:  Chinese Language Teacher PD Workshop in Dallas

2008: Chinese Language Teaching seminar in College Station