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2011 Chinese Language Education Forum, Nov 12-13, San Francisco

September 27, 2011
Chinese Language Education & Research Center
Chinese Language Education and Research Center                                           


2011Chinese Language Education Forum

 ( CLEF ) 




                        November 12 – 13

            Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport


It is time to Register!
 Don’t miss your chance to network with Chinese teachers from all over the world! 

You are invited join us NOW for the 2011 Chinese Language Education Forum.

This year’s conference saw an unprecedented number of proposals resulting in some of the selection of an exceptionally strong slate of presentations representing the latest innovations in Chinese Language Education. After receiving more than 400% more proposals than one year ago, our agenda is exciting and timely, representing broad perspectives from Mainland China, the US, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, Africa, and South America. With such expertise to draw from, we feel it is not hyperbole to say this should be an event not to be missed by those wishing to learn from and network with some of the most renowned leaders in the field.

The registration deadline is fast approaching! Early Bird registration for 2011 CLEF will end on September 30thYou can register NOW for only half the price of regular registration.

About CLEF

Chinese Language Education Forum (CLEF) is the continuation and development of the previous biennial Conference on Chinese Language Education in the US West Coast. The past 14 years since the inception of conference in 1997 have witnessed rapid expansion both in terms of academic quality and scale, reaching far beyond the geographical boundary of the US West Coast. Therefore, starting from 2010, the biennial conference will be changed into an annual event to be held on the 2nd weekend of November under the new name of Chinese Language Education Forum.

The Forum is to build up an exchange platform for policymakers, educational administrators, K-16 teachers, heritage language instructors, and product and service providers in the field of Chinese language education. The Forum will also highlight a comprehensive Chinese Language Materials Expo.

Hosts & Collaborating Organizations

Chinese Language Education and Research Center (CLERC)

The Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University

UC Berkeley STARTALK Teacher Program & National Center for K-16 Chinese Language Pedagogy

Thanks to the following collaborating organizations for their participation and support of CLEF 2011


Alameda County Office of Education

Association for Modernization of Chinese Language Education Beijing Language and Culture University

Beijing Normal University

Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Southern California (CLTA-SC)

Confucius Institute at San Diego State University

Cupertino Language Immersion Program ( CLIP )

Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD)

Hayward Unified School District

Jinan University

Peking University

San Francisco Unified School District

Confucius Institute at Portland State University

Chinese School Association in the United States

Keynote Speaker

Professor B. Kumaravadivelu       San Jose State University

Guest Speakers


Feng, Shengli      冯胜利  The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Han, Zhaohong    韩照红  Columbia University

Hsin, Shih-Chang  信世昌  National Taiwan Normal University

Lu, Jane            杨静悦  Confucius Institute in Chicago

Zhang, Hesheng   张和生  Beijing Normal University

Zhang,Ying         张英     Peking University

Registration Fees

Early Bird   (by 09/30/2011)               $60.00

Regular      (after 09/30/2011)            $120.00

Registration instruction and policy


Registrations may be submitted online, by fax or by mail. Register Online:  Register by Fax: (650) 259-2108 Register by Mail: CLEF Registration, 510 Broadway Suite 200, Millbrae, CA94030

Join us for the Second Chinese Language Education Forum, November 12-13, 2011, San Francisco, CA.  To learn more information, please check the website:

Contact         Iona Zhang

510 Broadway, Suite 200,

Millbrae, CA 94030

Tel: (650)259-2100

Fax: (650)259-2108


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  1. December 2, 2011 2:03 am

    we missd this event this year, but i think it is an annual event, so i hope that we can make it next year, do you knwo the dates when it will be organized next year?

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