In Person

The 22nd New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese: Innovative and Sustainable Approaches to Global Chinese Language Teaching


May 4, 2024
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

Organized by
Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York (CLTA-GNY)
China Institute in America
The School of Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University

为进一步推广中文在美国的教学、促进中美中文教学界交流,大纽约地区中文教师学会(CLTA-GNY)、华美协进社 (China Institute in America) 和上海交大人文学院于2024年5月4日联合举办第22届纽约国际汉语教学研讨会, 总结汉语教学经验,传播先进理念,交流现代教学手段,提高海外汉语教学的总体水平。会议将在位于纽约曼哈顿下城的华美协进社举办。

本次会议的主题是“Innovative and Sustainable Approaches to Global Chinese Language Teaching”,内容涵括汉语教学法与实践,面对海外新需要的文化对策,以及教材与课型设计,教学的比较和体会。





The 22nd New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese, sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York (CLTA-GNY), China Institute in America and the School of Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University under the theme of “Innovative and Sustainable Approaches to Global Chinese Language Teaching” will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at China Institute in America in the heart of New York City, located at 100 Washington Street, New York, NY 10006.

We invite you to submit a proposal for our conference! We welcome proposals across a wide spectrum of subjects related to the teaching of Chinese, spanning the following key areas:

RESEARCH: This area includes linguistics, culture, pedagogy, program implementation, assessments, etc.

PRACTICES: This area includes student motivation, administration, program promotion, teaching materials, classroom instructional strategies, ACTFL 5 Cs standards application, teacher training, community engagement, etc.

INNOVATIONS: This area includes technology and media use, online and distance learning, application of recent research on brain and learning theories, etc.

Call for Proposal
The Conference Committee welcomes your proposal submissions that align with the themes mentioned above. Papers may be presented in either Chinese or English. We are open to proposals for individual papers and panels. All proposals will undergo anonymous review, and individual papers will be thoughtfully grouped into panels according to shared themes. Each panel will have a duration of 75 minutes and feature four presenters. Please be aware that separate abstracts are required for each paper included in the panel proposal.

Please submit your proposals online by February 15, 2024. Notice of acceptance will be sent out in mid-March electronically.

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The Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York (CLTA-GNY): a nonpolitical, nonprofit academic and educational organization for Chinese language teachers at all education levels. The mission of the CLTA-GNY is to promote quality Chinese Language teaching at all education levels in the greater New York area and to conduct professional development for Chinese teachers in both language teaching and cultural awareness. It serves as a resource network for Chinese language teachers to partake teaching and research information in various capacities, as well as provide a base for common pedagogical improvement and individual career development. Members of the CLTA-GNY benefit greatly from a broad agenda offered by the Association, including conferences, seminars, workshops, field trips, and in-service training and/or re-training for the teachers in demand. Additionally, there are newsletters and other professional or recreational correspondence communicated periodically through mail or email to our members. Members can also access the website for exclusive information and/or event announcements (

China Institute in America advances a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, art, and business. China Institute in America is the go-to resource on China—from ancient art to today’s business landscape and its rapidly shifting culture. Our programs, school, and gallery exhibitions bring to life the depth, complexity and dynamism of China.

Founded in 1926 by Chinese reformers Hu Shi (胡適) and Kuo Pingwen (郭秉文) and American educators John Dewey and Paul Monroe, China Institute in America is the oldest bicultural, non-profit organization in America to focus exclusively on China.

Chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1944 as a school of continuing education, our language and cultural school is the oldest educational center of its kind in the United States. (

Shanghai Jiao Tong University places a strong emphasis on liberal arts education, a commitment dating back to 1908 with the establishment of the Department of Humanities. At its inception, Professor Tang Wenzhi, then university president, pioneered the teaching of special tones in reading Chinese poetry—known as the Tang Tones—an invaluable intellectual legacy. The department has been enriched by the contributions of esteemed professors such as Gu Hongming, Cai Yuanpei, Zhang Yuanji, Fu Lei, Li Shutong, Huang Yanpei, and Shao Lizi, who have either studied or taught within its halls.

Over the years, the university underwent significant restructuring and reform. In 1985, the Department of Social Sciences and Engineering, along with the Department of Literature and Art, were established, forming the foundation of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in 1997.

The evolutionary journey continued in 2003 when the School of Humanities emerged as a distinct entity. Recognizing the global importance of a liberal arts education, the School of Humanities merged with the School of International Education in 2015, culminating in the creation of the new School of Humanities with a specific focus on advancing the internationalization of liberal arts education.

Further milestones unfolded in 2019 as the Institute of Arts and Humanities joined forces with the School of Humanities, marking a transformative stage in its development. This strategic collaboration represents the school’s commitment to innovation and its dedication to shaping the future of liberal arts education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. (

Conference Co-Chairs:

Xiaoxiao Jiao, President, CTLA- GNY

Shenzhan Liao, Senior Vice President, Education, China Institute in America

Wang Ning, Dean, School of Humanities, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Committee Members (alphabetically):

Dongdong Chen 陈东东 (Seton Hall University)
Aimin Cheng 程爱民 (Shanghai Jiao Tong University / Nanjing University)
Wenwei Du 都文伟 (Vassar College)
Marisa Fang 林宛芊 (CLTA-GNY)
Robin Harvey 何柔彬 (New York University)
Yong Ho 何勇 (CLTA-GNY)
Yonggang Huang 黃永刚 (Brooklyn College, CUNY)
Xiaoxiao Jiao 焦晓晓 (New York University)
Shenzhan Liao 廖申展 (China Institute in America)
Yongqiang Lin 林永强 (East China Normal University)
Shuming Lu 鲁曙明 (Brooklyn College, CUNY)
Henry Ruan 阮勇强 (Teachers College, Columbia University)
Richard VanNess Simmons 史皓元 (The University of Hong Kong)
Ning Wang 王宁 (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Changchun Zhang 张长春 (Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, Huaxia Chinese School Consortium)

The conference is in part made possible through the support of the Chinese International Education Foundation (CIEF), the ECNU Center and generous supporters of China Institute in America.

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