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NCLC 2020 Request for Proposals

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2020 National Chinese Language Conference.

The National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) provides a high–profile platform for sharing new ideas and best practices in the fields of Chinese language teaching and learning, Chinese arts and culture, and U.S.–China educational exchange. The 13th annual NCLC is organized by Asia Society and the College Board and will be held in Orlando, Florida, May 7–10, 2020. Please note that the official conference starts from May 8-10, with optional pre-conference activities on May 7.

The conference will focus on:
  • building and sustaining quality Chinese programs at all levels of K–12 and higher education;
  • cutting-edge approaches to teaching that incorporate culture, technology and collaborations; and
  • best practices in the classroom leading to high levels of language proficiency and cultural competency.

Educators from all areas of K–12 and higher education are encouraged to submit a proposal.

As a session presenter, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Share your knowledge and experiences, and gather valuable feedback from peers
  • Showcase your educational programs and partnerships to a national audience
  • Help shape the agenda of the Chinese language education community
  • Receive a discount on your registration fee

Please submit your proposal by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on Sunday, Oct 20, 2019.

Once you have completed the application and hit the submit button, a confirmation page will appear on the screen. The lead presenter will also receive an auto-confirmation email shortly. A notification email of the review committee's decision will be sent to the presenter(s) by early January 2020.

Click here for NCLC 2020 Proposal Instructions.

If you have any questions or requests regarding the submission, please contact us via nclc@asiasociety.org. Thank you!

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2020 NCLC Request for Proposals


We are seeking proposals in the following strands:
  • Assessment: Approaches to integrating formative and summative assessment in instruction, assessment tools and technology-based solutions, measures of literacy, oral proficiency, etc.
  • China Across the Curriculum: Approaches to teaching about China or Chinese culture across various subject areas, including traditional and contemporary trends.
  • College and Career Readiness: Models and Strategies for connecting students with academic and career opportunities.
  • Curriculum and Instruction: In particular, new and classroom-tested approaches to language and culture instruction with a focus on interaction, communication, and the development of higher order cognitive skills. Proposals focused on elementary, secondary, and/or post-secondary instruction, are all welcome.
  • Partnerships and Community Engagement: Strategies to enhance your Chinese program with dynamic partnerships. Models might include thriving U.S.–China exchanges, bringing together local partners and resources, or engaging students in community activities.
  • Program Models and K–16 Articulation: Models and strategies for delivering well-articulated, content-rich instruction in Chinese along the K–16 pipeline, including early learning and immersion programs, as well as innovative models for secondary and post-secondary learning.
  • Research: Findings and analysis on current issues in Chinese language teaching and learning, including topics in Chinese second language acquisition and classroom-based research.
  • Teacher Development and Sustainability: Strategies for building support for and institutionalizing a program, such as fundraising, involving local stakeholders, recruiting and supporting teachers.

Proposal Requirements:

  • All sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes. Plan your session to allow for sufficient question and answer time.
  • Presenters will be limited to 4 individuals (one lead presenter and up to three co-presenters).
  • If the language of the presentation is in Chinese, you must include the session description in both Chinese and English.
  • Proposals advertising or promoting specific products or services will not be considered for the main conference program; however, you may apply to be an exhibitor or sponsor of the conference.

Preference will be given to proposals that:

  • Include speakers from multiple institutions and/or regions
  • Highlight K–16 collaborative programs or initiatives
  • Offer practical, hands-on information and resources that participants can apply in their work
  • Provide research and data to support claims and document outcomes
  • Include best practices and examples of what works and what doesn’t
  • Present programs or policies that improve educational access and success for all students
  • Foster dialogue between educators from different professional areas
  • Demonstrate innovative and meaningful use of technology in learning
  • Offer fresh perspectives on critical issues in the field

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Please note that email communications will be sent to the primary presenter, so it is important to make sure that you complete the following fields correctly.





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It is recommended that each session include up to 4 presenters. Please indicate the number of co-presenters and enter the information for your co-presenters:
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Please limit the presentation title to less than 12 words.
Session Description

As you are writing your session description:

  • Limit the description to 150 words.
  • Highlight specifically innovative approaches, new ideas, and fresh perspectives.
  • Focus on what participants will be doing, rather than what they will be receiving. Use action words to keep the description centered on the participant experience.
  • Include data, research or examples that illustrate the impact and effectiveness of the models and approaches being shared.
  • Include a concrete learning outcome emphasizing what participants can do with the information gained, and how they can apply these skills and knowledge in their work. Here is an example of an effective learning outcome: “Participants will learn how to develop model curriculum enhancements that support knowledge and interest in Chinese culture and language throughout the school community.”

Please copy and paste the session description to your computer for your own record.
Session Description

As you are writing your session description:

  • Limit the description to 150 words.
  • Highlight specifically innovative approaches, new ideas, and fresh perspectives.
  • Focus on what participants will be doing, rather than what they will be receiving. Use action words to keep the description centered on the participant experience.
  • Include data, research or examples that illustrate the impact and effectiveness of the models and approaches being shared.
  • Include a concrete learning outcome emphasizing what participants can do with the information gained, and how they can apply these skills and knowledge in their work. Here is an example of an effective learning outcome: “Participants will learn how to develop model curriculum enhancements that support knowledge and interest in Chinese culture and language throughout the school community.”
Input your session description below. The session description must be between 100-150 words. State clearly what the goal of the session is and what information will be shared. If your proposal is accepted, this description will be edited and printed in the program book.

Please copy and paste the session description to your computer for your own record.


Please copy and paste the session description to your computer for your own record.




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Please click the “Review Before Submission” button below to review your proposal. Then please click the "Confirm" button in the next page to finalize the process. 


A confirmation email with your submitted proposal will be sent to the lead presenter’s email from FormAssembly automatically. Please check your junk/spam box if you couldn’t find the confirmation email in your inbox.


A notification email of the review committee's decision will be sent to the presenter(s) by early January 2020.


Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at nclc@asiasociety.org.

Thank you again for your interest in presenting at NCLC 2020.