* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 20.4140

Thu Dec 03 2009

Confs: Mandarin Chinese, Lang Acquisition, Applied Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>


LINGUIST is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new feature: Easy Abstracts! Easy Abs is a free abstract submission and review facility designed to help conference organizers and reviewers accept and process abstracts online. Just go to: http://www.linguistlist.org/confcustom, and begin your conference customization process today! With Easy Abstracts, submission and review will be as easy as 1-2-3!
Directory
        1.    Yayun Anny Sun, Conference on L2 Acquisition of Chinese at Teachers College, Columbia University

Message 1: Conference on L2 Acquisition of Chinese at Teachers College, Columbia University
Date: 03-Dec-2009
From: Yayun Anny Sun <tccrislsgmail.com>
Subject: Conference on L2 Acquisition of Chinese at Teachers College, Columbia University
E-mail this message to a friend

Conference on L2 Acquisition of Chinese at Teachers College, Columbia University
Short Title: TCCRISLS


Date: 01-Oct-2010 - 02-Oct-2010
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contact: Yayun Anny Sun
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.tc.edu/tccrisls

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin

Meeting Description:

An official language of the United Nations, Chinese is the most widely spoken first language in the world, extending well beyond the People's Republic of China and Taiwan. The interest in the teaching and learning of Chinese has grown rapidly worldwide over the last decade. According to the People's Daily, there are now 40 million second language learners of Chinese around the world. In the United States alone, there are 1,200 elementary and secondary schools now offering Chinese as a foreign language in their curriculum. However, this vigorous and staggering learning interest is as yet severely underserved by a lack of research-based understanding of the nature and process of learning, and equally, by a lack of understanding of what kinds of pedagogical conditions may improve the efficiency and effectiveness of learning.

A two-day pre-conference workshop on task-based language instruction will be held on Wednesday, September 29, and Thursday, September 30. To register, please contact us at tccrislstc.columbia.edu.

Plenary Speakers:

Dr. Nick Ellis (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Dr. Boping Yuan (University of Cambridge)

Please see www.tc.edu/tccrisls for more information.


Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue




Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.