Call for papers

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Co-sponsored by Hamilton College and Tufts University, the 8th International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century (TCLT8) will be held at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA, June 6-8, 2014. 

Conference Website

Travel Subsidy

Accepted & registered presenters will receive a conference travel subsidy of $150, subject to funding availability. More details will be forthcoming.

Conference Main Theme

Technology Literacy and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century

Topics Included but Not Limited to

  • Mobile-assisted Chinese language teaching and learning
  • Cloud computing in Chinese language teaching
  • Web/mobile participatory learning tools
  • Intercultural exchange and web mediated communication
  • Usage, assessment, device, curriculum design, and development of technology-based Chinese language teaching
  • Virtual classroom
  • Blended instruction
  • Distance learning
  • Network-based language testing
  • Digital instructional materials development
  • Multimedia instruction and second language acquisition
  • Issues in CALL study
  • Technology and second language acquisition
  • Corpus study and database in Chinese language teaching
  • Emerging technologies and their application in Chinese language teaching
  • Other related topics on technology-enhanced Chinese language teaching 

Conference Languages

Chinese and English

Submission Deadlines

Abstract Online Submission

Deadline: 12/31/2013
Submit a half-page abstract (no more than 300 words for a 15-minute presentation) at
(Online submission will be available in mid-October, 2013)

Abstract Acceptance Notification


Completed Paper Submission

Deadline: 3/15/2014
Email your completed paper in both .pdf and .doc formats to no later than 3/15/2014. Make sure to include (1) your name (last name, first name), (2) Chinese name if any, (3) valid e-mail address, (4) affiliation, (5) status (presenter or not), (6) abstract, and (7) title of the abstract/paper submitted. Style sheet for full paper will be published on the conference website on December 31, 2013. Conference proceedings, available on site; will be published by Tufts University Press.

About TCLT

Initiated by Hamilton College in 2000, Technology and Chinese Language Teaching aims to bridge the gap between technology and teaching methodology and curriculum as well as to enhance the exchange of technology-based Chinese language learning and instruction. The combination of in-depth panel discussions and hands-on workshops on up-to-date technologies on Chinese language teaching is a hallmark of this biennial conference. Over the past 14 years, more than 200 institutions from 17 countries and regions have sent hundreds of professionals to join TCLT. To further the exchange and discussions on technology and Chinese language teaching, TCLT launched its peer-reviewed on-line Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in 2010 and started the publication of the Series of U.S. Technology and Chinese Language Teaching (《美国科技与中文教学》, 中国社会科学出版社) in 2012.


This website is supported in part by
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Middle Tennessee State University
Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Hamilton College
The TCLT Standing Committee
Page last updated: 2014-01-12