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Conference on Continuing Professional Development for Chinese Teachers

16/09/2016 - 18/09/2016, Basel, Switzerland
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Welcome from the Chairs

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
Switzerland
www.ciub.ch

Instructions for Authors

Abstract submission

  • Title of the paper
  • Full name and affiliation of the author(s)
  • An abstract of approximately 300-500 words in English or 400-500 characters in Chinese
  • The corresponding author's e-mail address. Please keep us noted if you need an invitation letter.

The working language of the conference will be in English and Chinese. Individual papers will be give 15 minutes if accepted.

Full paper submission will be invited after the conference to be peer reviewed and published in due course.

Conference Chairs

Chair

DR QI ZHU
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Chair

DR DAMING FENG
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Co-chair

DR THOMAS PREISWERK
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Conference Video Telebasel

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Conference Presentations

Keynote speakers:

01 When the Road of Chinese Teaching Have Twists and Turns,  Prof. Joel Bellassen, President of European
Association for Chinese Teaching, Paris, France

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02 Can German Help You Learn Chinese? – The Role of Mother Tongue in Chinese Language Teaching.
Dr. Brigitte Kölla, Asian-Orient-Institute, University of Zürich, Switzerland

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03 Mandarin Chinese Teacher Education: Issues and Solutions, Katharine Carruthers, Institute of Education (IOE),
University College London (UCL), UK

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04 Narrative Inquiry and Cognitive Construction of CSL/CFL Teachers,
Prof. Yongyi Wu, East China Normal University, China

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05 Profile of the Teachers of Chinese and CPD Programme Design – a comparative case study of Chinese
teachers in Holland and the UK. Prof. George X. Zhang, Director of the Centre for Modern Languages
in Richmond, The American International University in London

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06 Chinese Language Teacher Preparation Program in Italy.
Dr. Shubei Xu,Chinese Teacher, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

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07 The Integration of CEFR in Designing Chinese Teaching Materials for Local Resources,
Duo Luan, Lecturer, Chinese Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lianyi Song,Principal Teaching
Fellow in Chinese, Department of Language and Cultures of China and Inner Asia, SOAS, University of London

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08 Confucius Institute and Development of Chinese Teachers in Czech Republic,
Xiaoming Huang,Chinese Director, Confucius Institute at Palacky University in Olomouc

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09 Fostering the interest of college students in learning Chinese language, Lina Zhou, Confucius Institute,
BINJA GUZE CASSAR PULLICINO, University Of Malta, Msida, MSD2080, Malta

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10 A Survey on Chinese Teachers' Professional Skills Development in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany,
Xiaoqing Fan, Konfuzius-Institut Metropole Ruhr, Germany

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11 Acquisition of Chinese Phonological System: A Case Study of Czech Native Speakers,
Tereza Slaměníková,Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacky University

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12 The rhythmic structure of sentences in the Textbook of Chinese Conversation (TCC),
David Uher, Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacky University, Czech Republic

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About This Conference

This conference is organized by Prof. FENG Daming. Sciforum is not responsible for the content posted on this website.

The conference will take place at the University of Basel, Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel, Switzerland

The topics of the conference are:

1) Latest educational research findings to inform the practice of continuing professional development for Chinese Teachers.

2) The challenge on teacher development resulting from disruptive technology changes.

3) Case studies by Chinese language teachers.

4) The essential professional preparation and effective learning strategies for aspiring Chinese language teachers.

5) The role of Confucius Institutes in continuing professional development for Chinese teachers.

6) Didactics of Plurillingualism and Pluriculturalism in teacher development.

Travel & Registration

Registration Fees
Early Registration (until 31 May 2016) 150 CHF
Late Registration (from 1 June 2016) 200 CHF

The registration fee includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks and lunches, conference bag and program book.

Prices are in CHF (Swiss Francs)

Basel and University of Basel

Where the Rhine, one of Europe’s most important waterways, bends north and flows out of Switzerland towards the North Sea lies the charming city of Basel. This exceptional location at the heart of the three-country-triangle that joins Germany, France and Switzerland is what lends Basel its openness, economic strength and cultural diversity.

More information about Basel: in English and in Chinese

The University of Basel has an international reputation of outstanding achievements in research and teaching. Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland and has a history of success going back over 550 years.

Conference Schedule

Friday, September 16

Kollegienhaus, University of Basel, Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel

12:45-13:45

Registration

1. Floor, Foyer

14:00-14:35

Opening Remarks moderated by Qi Zhu Ammann

1. Floor, 117

· Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Andrea Schenker-Wicki, Rector of the University of Basel

· Dr. Lukas Engelberger, Councillor of Canton Basel-City

· Prof. WANG Rongming, Vice-President of East China Normal University

· Madame XI Ru, Counselor of Education, Chinese Embassy in Switzerland

· Madame SUN Hong, Deputy Director, Division of Personnel, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission

14:35-14:45

Group Photo

Main Entrance

14:45-15:00

Coffee Break

1. Floor, Foyer

15:00-16:45

Keynote Session (1) moderated by Qi Zhu Ammann

1. Floor, 117

15:00-15:30

· Prof. Joel Bellassen, President of European Association for Chinese Teaching, Paris, France

“When the Road of Chinese Teaching Have Twists and Turns…

15:30-16:00

· Prof. YAN Wenfan, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

“Teaching Chinese in a Culturally Responsive Way”

16:00-16:30

· Dr. Brigitte Kölla, Asian-Orient-Institute, University of Zürich, Switzerland

“Can German Help You Learn Chinese? – The Role of Mother Tongue in Chinese Language Teaching”

16:30-16:45

Q & A

16:45-17:00

Coffee Break

1. Floor, Foyer

17:00-18:15

Keynote Session (2) moderated by Claudia Berger

1. Floor, 117

17:00-17:30

· Madame Katharine Carruthers, Institute of Education (IOE), University College London, UK

“Mandarin Chinese Teacher Education – Issues and Solutions”

17:30-18:00

· Prof. WU Yongyi, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

“Narrative Inquiry and Cognitive Construction of CSL/CFL Teachers ”

18:00-18:15

Q & A

18:30-19:15

Gathering at Main Entrance University of Basel, City Walk to Schiffländer

Old Town Walk

19:15-20:45

Swiss Apéro - 3 Country-Rhine River Cruise

Rhine River

Saturday, September 17

Kollegienhaus, University of Basel, Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel

1. Floor 119

1. Floor 106

Session 1 part A: Latest educational research findings to inform the practice of continuing professional development for Chinese Teachers

Prof. George X. Zhang, Director of the Centre for Modern Languages in Richmond, The American International University in London

Profile of the Teachers of Chinese and CPD Programme Design – a comparative case study of Chinese teachers in Holland and the UK.

《荷兰和英国汉语教师专业发展项目设计对比研究》

Dr. Shubei Xu,Chinese Teacher, Italy

Chinese Language Teacher Preparation Program in Italy.《意大利的中文教师培养计划》

Moderator: Katharine Carruthers

09:30-10:10

(20min each)

Session 2 part A: Assuring quality of Chinese teaching by various teacher development approaches

Christina Zhang, Senior Manager, Hanban UK Office

Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (CTCSOL) a standardized test held by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) – desgin rationals. “国际汉语教师证书” 的设计理念

Dr. Gráce Honghua Poizat, Deputy Director of Confucius Institute at University of Geneva.

Confucius Institutes and Chinese Teachers' Continuing development: Experience of the CI of the University of Geneva 《孔子学院在提高本土汉语教师水平中的作用——日内瓦大学孔院五年经验反思》

Moderator: Brigitte Kölla

Q&A

Moderator: Katharine Carruthers

10:10-10:30

Q&A

Moderator: Britigge Kölla

Coffee Break

10:30-10:45

Coffee Break

Session 1 part B: Latest educational research findings to inform the practice of continuing professional development for Chinese Teachers

Duo Luan, Lecturer, Chinese Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Lianyi Song,Principal Teaching Fellow in Chinese, Department of

Lanuage and Cultures of China and Inner Asia, SOAS, University of

London

The Integration of CEFR in Designing Chinese Teaching Materials for Local Resources 《基于CEFR的初级中文大纲及教材的设计》

Xiaoming Huang,Chinese Director, Confucius Institute at Palacky University in Olomouc

Confucius Institute and Development of Chinese Teachers in Czech Republic -《孔子学院和捷克汉语教师的专业发展》

Chi Shing Lai, Department of Chinese Language Studies, Education University of Hong Kong

New Chinese Textbooks, New Citizens 《新国文教材及新公民》

Moderator: Qi Zhu Ammann

10:45-11:30

(15min each)

Session 2 part B: Assuring quality of Chinese teaching by various teacher development approaches

Dr. Zhiyan Guo, Senior Teaching Fellow of Chinese, Warwick University

An In-Service Approach to Quality Assurance Issues in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language 《保障对外汉语教师素质的在职培训模式》

Yun Qin, Education Management Professional

A Dual Approach to the Professional Development for K-12 Chinese Language Teachers -美国中小学汉语教师的双规专业发展

Moderator FENG Daming

Q&A

Moderator: Qi Zhu Ammann

11:30-11:45

Q&A

Moderator: FENG Daming

Lunch

11:45-12:45

Lunch

Session 3: Case studies by Chinese language teachers

Xiaoqing Fan, Konfuzius-Institut Metropole Ruhr

A Survey on Chinese Teachers' Professional Skills Development in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

《德国北莱茵-威斯特法伦州汉语教师专业技能发展状况调查》

Tereza Slaměníková,Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacky University

Acquisition of Chinese Phonological System: A Case Study of Czech Native Speakers

《语音体系的习得:一项捷克母语学习者的案例研究》

David Uher,Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacky University

Prosodic Characteristics of Dialogue 《会话的韵律特征》

Moderator: Gráce Honghua Poizat

12:45-13:45

(15min each)

Session 4: Didactics of Plurillingualism and Pluriculturalism in teacher development

Claudia Berger, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Geneva

Crosscultural Communication and Exchange in Constructing Pluricultural Learning Identities.《在构建多语言特性中开展跨文化沟通与交流》

Jue Wang-Szilas, University of Geneva

Integrating eTandem in Foreign Language-Culture Education: Interaction Between Learners and Institutional Dynamic In A Sino-French University Online Course - eTandem课程在外语语言和文化教学中的整合

Moderator: Brigitte Koller

Q&A

Moderator: Gráce Honghua Poizat

13:45-14:00

Q&A

Moderator: Brigitte Koller

Coffee Break

14:00-14:15

Coffee Break

Closing Remarks & Comments

· Edwin Constable, Vice-President of the University of Basel

· Zhiyan Guo, Chair of The British Chinese Language Teaching Society

· Claudia Berger, President of Swiss Association for the Teaching of Chinese

· Mei Yu, President of Chinese Language Teachers Association Switzerland.

· Gráce Honghua Poizat, Deputy Director of Confucius Institute at University of Geneva

· Qi Zhu Ammann, Managing Director of Confucius Institute at the University of Basel

Moderator: Daming Feng

14:15-14:45

Sunday, September 18,

Confucius Institute at the University of Basel, Steinengraben 22, 4051 Basel

Post Conference Workshop 19:30-12:30

09:30-11:00

“From the written text to oral and written production: designing and realizing a pedagogical sequence of CFL.”(Part A)

Workshop by Madame Claudia Berger, President of Swiss Association for the Teaching of Chinese, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Seminar Room CIUB

11:00-11:15

Coffee Break

Hallway

11:15-12:15

“From the written text to oral and written production: designing and realizing a pedagogical sequence of CFL.” (Part B)

Seminar Room CIUB

12:15-13:15

Lunch

Hallway/Garden

Post Conference Workshop 213:15-16:00

13:15-14:30

“Alternative approaches to and different modes of teaching Chinese characters” (Part A)

Workshop by Dr. Lianyi song, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK

Seminar Room CIUB

14:30-14:45

Coffee Break

Hallway

14:45-15:45

“Alternative approaches to and different modes of teaching Chinese characters” (Part B)

Seminar Room CIUB

15:45-16:00

Certificate/Group Photo

Seminar Room CIUB

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