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Full Title: 1st NTU Postgraduate Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Start Date: 30-Mar-2013 - 30-Mar-2013
Contact: Yi-Ting Wang
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Meeting URL: https://sites.google.com/site/ntutcsl2013/home
Meeting Description: Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, and the study of Chinese has become internationally fashionable. In order to develop primary research capabilities and professional training in Chinese language pedagogy, the First NTU Postgraduate Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language will be held on March 30, 2013 at National Taiwan University (NTU).

Organized by postgraduate students from the Graduate Program of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at NTU, this one-day conference hopes to bring together postgraduate students interested in the field for an intellectually stimulating and friendly platform for the exchange of ideas. Presenters of the conference will have the possibility to publish their research in the Proceedings of the First NTU Postgraduate Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.

Keynote Speakers:

James H-Y. Tai (National Chung Cheng University)
Raung-Fu Chung (Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 23.4998

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