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The 13th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy
July 9-11, 2015 in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China

The 13th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy will held in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China on July 9th-11th, 2015.  The Conference is organized and sponsored by Inner Mongolian University and the University of Vermont and assisted by specialists and experts in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages from the University of Hawaii, the City University of New York, the University of Rhode Island, and Yale University.  The purpose of the Conference is to promote academic and educational exchanges and cooperation among teachers and scholars in the field of teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages in the world.   The Conference Organizing Committee welcome all interested teachers and scholars to attend the 13th International Conference. 
1.        Conference Theme and Topics for Discussion
Conference Theme:  Worldwide Chinese Language Teaching and Chinese Culture
Topic for Discussion:
A)        Contents and methods of teaching culture in Chinese language curriculums
B)        Studies and solutions for cross-cultural communication issues in Chinese language curriculums
C)        Development of cross-cultural communication competence among teachers of Chinese to speakers of other languages
D)        Studies and solutions for cultural adaptation issues among international students in China
E)        Arrangements and treatments of the cultural contents in Chinese language textbooks
F)        Applications of modern educational technologies in teaching Chinese language and culture
G)        Management of short-term and/or long-term programs for international students in China

2.        Conference Preparation and Instruction
A)        If you plan to attend the conference, please get online at www.uvm.edu/~chinese/conference2015 to provide your name and contact information by October 30, 2014.  The Organizing Committee will then continue to send you conference-related information. 
B)        If you would like to present a paper, please submit your paper abstract online at www.uvm.edu/~chinese/conference2015 by November 20, 2014.  Your abstract should be about 400 words in Chinese or English, stating the thesis of the paper, its significance, research or analysis method, and conclusion with regards to the type of paper you plan to present (e.g., documented literature reviews, summaries of experiences, logic analyses, and experimental studies reports). 
C)        All the submitted abstracts will be evaluated anonymously, and the Organizing Committee will notify the authors the evaluation result by December 20, 2014.  The Organizing Committee will make sure to arrange a 15-minute presentation time during the conference for each of the authors whose paper abstracts are accepted and the conference fee is paid by the due date, which is April 10, 2015.  The abstracts will be put together and presented to all conference attendees.
D)        If your paper abstract is accepted, you may choose to submit your complete paper by February 20, 2015 according to the style sheet issued by the Organizing Committee for another around of anonymous evaluation.   The accepted papers will be included in a book of selected conference papers to be published.
E)        Due to the limited time and the space for publication of the selected papers, any completed paper that is not conformed to the style sheet (e.g., exceeding five pages of A4 paper) will be excluded from the book of selected conference papers.  The Organizing Committee will inform the author of the evaluation result by March 20, 2015.  The authors of the accepted papers must submit the finalized versions by April 20, 2015.  
F)        The conference fee (covering meals, cultural tour and performance during the conference, conference proceedings, conference rooms and facilities) is due on April 10, 2015.  If your paper abstract or your full paper is accepted, please pay the conference fee on time or your presentation time or the inclusion of your paper cannot be arranged.  The conference fee for conference attendees in mainland China is
900 CNY, and for those outside mainland China, it is $230 USD.  Graduate students can have 50% discount of the fee relevant to the region or country they are in.   To be eligible for the discount, graduate students must submit proofs of their graduate student status (i.e., a valid graduate student ID and an official letter of proof from his/her department or college).  The conference fee will increase by 30% after April 10, 2015. 
G)        Information about the conference fee method, hotel, and tours after the conference will be announced later. 
Important Dates
October 30, 2014:                      Personal contact information submission due
November 20, 2014:        Paper abstract submission due
December 20, 2014:        Abstract review result notification; style sheet release
February 20, 2015:                Full paper due
March 20, 2015:                Full paper review result notification
April 10, 2015:                 Conference fee due; finalized full paper due

3.        The Conference Organization Committee
Conference Chair: 
Erhimbayar    (Inner Mongolian University)
John Jing-hua Yin (University of Vermont)
Associate Chair:             Yulin Li (Inner Mongolian University)Juefei Wang (University of Vermont)
Committee Members:
Zhigang Ren (Inner Mongolia University)Xiyong Wu (Inner Mongolia University)Jinse Zhao (Inner Mongolia University)Yan Ding (Inner Mongolia University)Wenchao He (University of Rhode Island)Ling Mu (Yale University)Tao-Chung Yao (University of Hawaii)Zhiqiang Yu (City University of New York)

4.        Conference Secretariat    
a.        Mainland China:  Ms. Jinse Zhao
Email: zhaojinse@imu.edu.cn
Phone: 0471-4995053
Fax: 0471-4992596
URL: iec.imu.edu.cn/index.asp
b.        Counties and regions outside mainland China: 
Ms. Ying HuEmail: ying.hu@uvm.eduPhone: 802-656-1012Fax: 802-656-8472
URL: www.uvm.edu/~chinese/conference2015

The 13th International Conference Organizing CommitteeSeptember 29, 2015