Chinese Language Education Forum (CLEF)

Co-hosts: Confucius Institute at SF State
www.sfsu.edu/~ci
Chinese Language Education & Research Center
www.nanhai.com
When: November 13-14, 2010 (one week before 2010 ACTFL)
Where: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California, USA 94010

Chinese Language Education Forum (CLEF) is to build up an exchange platform for K-16 teachers, policymakers, educational administrators, heritage language instructors, and product and service providers in the field of Chinese language education. The Forum will also highlight the 2010 Chinese Teaching Conference of Confucius Institutes in the US & Canada and a comprehensive Chinese Language Materials Expo. CLEF 2010 will feature the following five major areas:
  1. Curriculum, materials, and articulation of different Chinese programs (immersion programs, foreign language programs, heritage language programs, college programs, etc)
  2. Pedagogy, technologies and classroom management
  3. New achievements and trends in Chinese language studies and their implications in teaching Chinese as a second language
  4. Cultural integration in Chinese language education
  5. Confucius Institutes: Program development, teacher preparation and professional development, guest teachers , community outreach and US-China two-way exchanges
You are welcome to join us for this Chinese Language Education Forum, sharing your expertise and learning from colleagues from across the nation and the world. We hope that you will help pass on this information to all your friends who are interested in Chinese language and culture education. For more information and registration, please visit CLEF website www.go-clef.org.