April 7-9, 2013
From April 7-9, 2013 Chinese Director Juan Huang and Chinese Teacher Youzhen Long from the Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University attended the 6th National Chinese Language Conference in Boston. Attracting more than 1,200 U.S. school principals, Confucius Institute directors and K-16 Chinese teachers to discuss the Chinese education and its future development in the U. S, the 6th National Chinese Language Conference kicked off April 7 in Boston.
Organized by Asia Society and the College Board and cosponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarter (Hanban) and Primary Source, the National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) is the largest annual gathering of K–16 practitioners, policymakers and school leaders with an interest in Chinese language teaching and learning in the United States. The three days’ conference included 5 plenary sessions and 7 breakout sessions. The conference theme, “Engage the Future,” spurred meaningful participation in the future of Chinese language and cultural education. Given the great interest in and exponential growth of Chinese language programs in recent years, this conference seeks not only to provide professional development but also to support the sustainability of existing programs and offer insight into teaching Chinese language and culture across the curriculum.