Conference & Workshop

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

Year Theme Co-sponsor Keynote speaker
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 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 worked with the Confucius Institute at University of Texas at San Antonio (2009), Texas A&M (2010), and UT at Dallas (2011). In addition to annual conferences, CLTA-TX has organized or sponsored workshops in various cities: “Student-Centered Language Teaching” in 2009, “Differentiated Instruction” in 2010, a PD workshop in Austin area in 2012, “Effective Classroom Management” in Houston in 2013 and “Current Best Practices in Chinese Language Teaching” in San Antonio in 2016