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Conference on Continuing Professional Development for Chinese Teachers

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Welcome from the Conference Chair

Over the last decade, the population of Chinese language learners has experienced a continuous growth in many countries. While the demand of Chinese Teachers is increasing, the quality of Chinese Teachers draws considerable attention by public due to the universal agreement that the higher professionalism of the teaching force can lead to more effective learning. The research in teacher development reveals that Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers is one of the key positive factors to influence teachers’ professional performances.

The Conference on Continuing Professional Development for Chinese Teachers 2016(CPD-CT 2016) offers a great opportunity to bring researchers in teacher development and practitioners in the field of Chinese language teaching together, in order to deliver the latest innovative research results in the field of teacher development and share the best practices of Chinese language teaching and teacher development by a general session with keynote addresses, featured paper sessions, and post-symposium workshop.

The conference chairs welcome policymakers, researchers, Chinese Teachers as well as other practitioners working in the related fields to share the cutting-edge research and practical teaching experiences.




Confirmed Keynote Speaker

Prof. Joel Bellassen,

Président de l'Association Française des Professeurs de Chinois
Membre HDR de l'équipe de recherche PLIDAM-INALCO
Inspecteur général honoraire de l'éducation nationale

The title of Keynote address: When the road of Chinese Teaching have twists and turns...

Katharine Carruthers,

Institute of Education (IOE), University College London, United Kingdom
Director, IOE Confucius Institute for Schools

The title of Keynote address: Mandarin Chinese Teacher Education – Issues and Solutions

Dr. Brigitte Kölla,

Asien-Orient-Institut, University of Zurich, Switzerland

The title of Keynote address: Can German help you learn Chinese? - The role of mother tongue in Chinese language teaching.

Prof. Yongyi WU,                                          

East China Normal University(ECNU), Shanghai, China 

International College of Chinese Studies

The title of Keynote address: Narrative Inquiry and Cognitive Construction of CSL/CFL Teachers


Prof. Wenfan Yan,

Institute of International and Comparative Education,
University of Massachusetts - Boston

The title of Keynote address: Teaching Chinese in a Culturally Responsive Way.




Conference Chairs

Qi Zhu Ammann,

Managing Director of Confucius Institute at the University of Basel, Switzerland

Dr. ZHAO Jian,

Associate Professor, Institute of International and Comparative Education, East China Normal University, China

Claudia Berger,

President of Swiss Association for the Teaching of Chinese, Switzerland

YU Mei,                                                          

President of Chinese Language Teachers Association Switzerland, Switzerland                                                                           


Conference Secretariat

Dr. Daming FENG,

Email: daming.feng@unibas.ch

Xiaokai ZHANG,

Email: xiaokai.zhang@hotmail.com

Mailing Adresse

Confucius Institute at the University of Basel

Steinengraben 22 

4054 Basel