Conference Information

We are pleased to announce the Eighth International Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, which will take place at Swarthmore College June 9-10, 2023. This year’s meeting is one in a series of conferences, and 2023 marks the first time that the conference will be held in North America. We are grateful for the support of the Provost’s Office, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Constance Hungerford Faculty Support Fund, the Asian Studies Program, the Global Studies Program, and the Teaching and Learning Commons at Swarthmore College, as well as the Penelope Mason ’57 Memorial Fund and the Henry Luce Foundation. We also want to express our special thanks for all the hard work and dedication that Sponsored Programs put into our conference.
Furthermore, we would like to express our appreciation to the Taiwan Ministry of Education for their generous contributions.

The Eighth International Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language aims to promote theoretical research and development of international Chinese language teaching as well as to foster cross-cultural exchange. In order to deepen educational cooperation between international institutions, participating in the conference will be institutions from Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, CLTA-Taoli, and an additional five colleges and universities located in the United States.

This conference also aims to reflect on and discuss the challenges and issues we have faced while teaching online and in person. We will share the most up-to-date research and pedagogy in Chinese language teaching through keynote speeches, workshops, and presentations. Chinese language teachers and researchers from across the globe will connect, identify shared interests, and germinate future research collaborations. We would like to use this event as an opportunity for Chinese language teachers and scholars from around the world to come together, especially in the post-pandemic era, to take stock and exchange information about past experiences. In addition, this conference will allow teachers and scholars to share their ideas, perspectives, innovative pedagogy, and strategies involving students in research, as well as to discover untapped reserves regarding the potential for interdisciplinary courses and future inter-institutional collaboration.  

Updates and notifications regarding the conference will be posted on the conference website and also sent to you via email. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us at wkang1@swarthmore.eduSee you June 9, 2023, at Swarthmore College!


The Chinese Program
Swarthmore College