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2022 Virtual National Chinese Language Conference: Request for Proposals

(conference dates: April 22-24, 2022) 


Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2022 Virtual National Chinese Language Conferencewhich will be held virtually on April 22-24, 2022. Please note that all proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. 

 

ABOUT NCLC:  Celebrating its 15th year, the National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) is a community of over 1,300 Chinese language teachers and school leaders. NCLC serves as a platform to share best practices and research in Chinese language and culture education, as well as education exchange. 

 

ABOUT THE PROPOSAL: Educators and school leaders from early childhood education, K–12 and higher education are encouraged to submit a proposal to present at NCLC.

 

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

·         Share your knowledge and experience, and gather valuable feedback from peers

·         Showcase your educational programs and partnerships to a national and increasingly global audience

·         Help shape the agenda of the Chinese language education community

·         Receive a discounted registration fee of $100 (regular registration fee is $190)

 

PROPOSAL DEADLINE:  Please submit your proposal by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.  

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:  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. A notification email of the review committee's decision will be sent to the presenter(s) by February 1, 2022.

 

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

2022 Virtual National Chinese Language Conference: Request for Proposals

(conference dates: April 22-24, 2022) 


We are seeking proposals in the following strands:


Classroom Track 

·         Curriculum and Instruction: New and classroom-tested approaches to language and culture instruction with a focus on interaction, communication, technology, and the development of higher order cognitive skills. Proposals focused on elementary, secondary, and/or post-secondary instruction, are all welcome.

·         Classrooms Practices and Student Outcomes: Exploring the link between classroom practices and how they influence student outcomes. Approaches to assessing classroom practices can include formative and summative assessment in instruction, assessment tools and technology-based solutions, measures of literacy, oral proficiency, etc.

·         Chinese Culture Across the Curriculum | English Only: Approaches to teaching about China or Chinese culture across various subject areas, including traditional and contemporary trends.

 

Program Track 

·         Program Models and K-16 Engagement Articulation | English Only: Models and strategies for delivering well-articulated, content-rich instruction in Chinese along the K–16 pipeline.

·         Immersion and Early Childhood Program Models and Instruction | English Only: Models and strategies for delivering well-articulated, content-rich instruction in Chinese in immersion and early childhood programs.  

·         Teaching Strategies, Program Models, and Engagement for Heritage Learners: Teaching strategies, research, outreach, engagement, and program management for heritage learners. 

 

School Leadership & Administrators Track | English Only 

·         Teacher Development and Sustainability | English Only: Strategies for building support for and institutionalizing a program, such as fundraising, involving local stakeholders, recruiting and supporting teachers.

·         Partnerships and Community | English Only: Strategies to enhance your Chinese program with dynamic partnerships. Models might include thriving U.S.-China exchanges, exchanges with local Chinese communities, bringing together local partners and resources, or engaging students in community activities.

·         Conversations on the Chinese Language Education Field | English Only: Conversations on pressing and current issues in the field of Chinese language and education that schools, teachers, parents and students face. Presenters will offer their analysis, insights, and suggestions on how these issues affect the field and how we can address them to advance the field moving forward. 

 

Beyond School | English Only 

·         Research, Technology, and Innovation | English Only: Research on global competence, Chinese language, and second language acquisition in teaching, pedagogy, technology, linguistics/language learning, neuroscience and beyond. Both academic and classroom-based research is welcome. 

Proposal Requirements:

  • All sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes. Plan your session to allow for sufficient question and answer time.
  • Presenters will be limited to 3 individuals (one lead presenter and up to two 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 and early childhood 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

2022 Virtual National Chinese Language Conference: Request for Proposals

(conference dates: April 22-24, 2022) 







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.





It is recommended that each session include up to 3 presenters. Please indicate the number of co-presenters and enter the information for your co-presenters:
Presenter 2 (If applicable)







Presenter 3 (If applicable)







2022 Virtual National Chinese Language Conference: Request for Proposals

(conference dates: April 22-24, 2022) 


2022 Virtual National Chinese Language Conference: Request for Proposals

(conference dates: April 22-24, 2022) 


Please limit the presentation title to less than 10 words.

2022 Virtual National Chinese Language Conference: Request for Proposals

(conference dates: April 22-24, 2022) 


If your presentation is in Chinese, please provide your session title and description in both Chinese and English
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 listed on the conference materials.

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.



2022 Virtual National Chinese Language Conference: Request for Proposals

(conference dates: April 22-24, 2022) 

Please click the “Review Before Submission” button below to review your proposal. Then click the "Confirm" button on the next page to submit your proposal.  

 

The lead presenter will receive a confirmation email with the submitted proposal from FormAssembly. Please check your spam inbox if you do not receive the confirmation email within 30 minutes of submitting your proposal. 


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

Thank you for your interest in presenting at NCLC 2022.