Call for papers

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May 27-29, 2016
University of Macau, Macau SAR
Conference website

Travel Subsidy Fund Available:
Each accepted paper (or workshop) presenter receives $150 travel subsidy

Conference Main Themes

CALL and Its Normalization

Topics Included but Not Limited to

  • CALL and its normalization
  • Mobile-assisted Chinese language teaching and learning
  • Cloud computing in Chinese language teaching
  • Intercultural exchange and web mediated communication
  • Virtual classrooms and eLearning
  • Blended instruction
  • Chinese MOOCs
  • Multimedia instruction and second language acquisition­
  • Corpus study and database in Chinese language teaching
  • Emerging technologies and their applications in Chinese language teaching
  • Design, development, evaluation of digital instructional materials
  • Language testing and assessment with technology
  • Curriculum and program design with technology
  • Other related topics on technology-enhanced Chinese language learning and teaching

Conference Languages

Chinese and English

Submission Timelines

Abstract Submission (for papers and workshops): 12/31/2015
Abstract Acceptance Notification (Invitation Letter): 1/31/2016
Full Paper Submission: 3/31/2016

Submission Guidelines

1. Paper Submission
Abstract (by 12/31/2015): Submit a half page abstract with no more than 120 words in English or 400 characters in Chinese for a 15 minute-presentation at All abstracts will be blindly peer-reviewed.

Full paper (by 3/31/2016): Include title, abstract (in both English and Chinese), author(s) and affiliation(s) (in both English and Chinese), e-mail, and references; no more than 6 pages long. More details will be available at the conference website in mid-January.
(Selected papers will be published in Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching after double-blinded peer review. The Journal is registered with the Library of Congress (ISSN 1949-260X) and indexed by MLA (since 2011), Google Scholars (starting Oct. 2015), and SSCI (under evaluation). Its in-print supplement Series of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the U.S. (《美国科技与中文教学丛书》) are published by China Social Sciences Press (中国社会科学出版社))

2. Workshop Proposal Submission
Submit a one-page proposal for a 50-minute workshop including the title, description of the workshop, targeted audience, intended outcomes, and equipment need (workshop participants will bring their own laptops or other devices).

3. Note
One participant can submit up to two paper abstracts. In case of slot limitations, the author will be asked to select one to present.

Registration Fee

  • Early bird registration (on or before March 31): $140
  • Regular registration (between April 1-May 25): $160  
  • Onsite registration: $180
  • Students will receive a 50% discount with valid student ID.
  • Receipt of the registration fee will be provided along with the conference materials

The registration coverage (What included in the registration fee are):

(1) Admissions to conference and workshops
(2) A pre-conference reception cocktail (Thursday evening)
(3) Three luncheons (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
(4) One dinner (Friday)
(5) One banquet (Saturday evening)
(6) Five snacks/coffer breaks
(7) Conference program packet, badge, bag, and Conference Proceedings published by University of Macau (available onsite)
(8) Wi-Fi and technical support at conference and workshops
(9) Special rate for accommodation at the venue hotel
(10) Shuttle service between hotel and conference site
(11) Sunday afternoon sightseeing of Macau with English/Chinese speaking tourist guides

Registration Note

  • Participants (including presenters and co-presenters) must register and pay registration fee.
  • Accepted abstracts and full papers will be published in the TCLT9 Conference Program and Conference Proceedings by University of Macau (available at the conference) if the presenter (single author) or at least one of the presenters of co-presentations of the accepted abstracts are registered and pay the registration fee before March 31, 2016.
  • One presenter registration can cover a maximum of 2 abstracts if both of them are accepted.
  • Refund and cancellation requests must be received in writing before April 26, 2016. There is a $50 service charge for refunds.

Exhibition Slots

$250 is for one table, two chairs, and one registration coverage.
Additional registration coverage is $100 each.


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About TCLT

Established 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 15 years, more than 200 institutions from 17 countries and regions have sent over 1,000 professionals to join the conferences of TCLT.

To further the exchange and discussions on technology and Chinese language teaching, TCLT launched its double blind, peer-reviewed online publication Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in 2010 and published in-print supplement Series of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the U.S. (《美国科技与中文教学丛书》) with China Social Sciences Press (中国社会科学出版社) since 2012.

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