Call for Papers

Canadian TCSL Association
in conjunction with the Greater Vancouver K-12 Chinese Teacher Association
invites submission of abstracts for:  

2023 Canadian TCSL Conference & AGM

April 29th – 30th, 2023
Venue: 3200 W 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC (Crofton House School)

The Canadian TCSL Association is inviting abstract submissions to the 2023 Canadian Teaching Chinese as a Second Language International Conference, to be held on April 29th – 30th, 2023. This much anticipated in-person conference will be held in the conveniently located beautiful campus of Crofton House School in Vancouver. The conference warmly welcomes everyone across Canada and around the world to participate when cherry trees are in full bloom. 

The 2023 conference marks the 22nd conference organized by the Association. We welcome submissions to discuss the latest practices and research on online, in-person, and blended instruction of the teaching and learning of the Chinese language, literature, and culture. Selected conference papers will be published in the Canadian Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Journal, which is available online to the public. 

The abstract submissions include two formats: presentations and teaching swap workshops. Please specify clearly in the email subject for which format your abstract is intended. 

Presentation Abstracts: Each presentation is 20 minutes long, followed by a 5-minute Q & A session. Submissions are encouraged, but not limited, to focus on the following areas: 

1. Online and/or face-to-face teaching and learning 
2. Flipped and/or blended classes 
3. Assessment in student learning 
4. Future teaching mode(s) and content    

Workshop Abstracts: The workshops are composed of several mini talks of 6-to-8 minutes each. During the workshop, each presenter will share one teaching activity or technique that they have found particularly effective in their classes. This is a teaching swap workshop. All information shared could be either original or something you have adapted to your teaching. Your sharing is practical, feasible, inspirational, and easy for participants to adapt to their own teaching. 

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts must be submitted to as an attachment with the subject
           “2023 TCSL Abstract – Presentation – YOUR NAME” or 
           “2023 TCSL Abstract – Workshop – YOUR NAME”.

For each presentation abstract, please include the following information. 
           Title: 15 words maximum 
           Description: 300 words maximum (or 350 Chinese characters) excluding references
           Key words: 3-5 bullet points to highlight what participants will gain from attending your session. 
           Personal Information: Name, Title and Affiliation (included in the email body, not in the abstract) 

For each workshop abstract, please include the following information. 
           Title: 15 words maximum 
           Description: 150 words maximum (or 200 Chinese characters) describing the activity/technique 
           Personal Information: Name, Title and Affiliation (included in the email body, not in the abstract) 

*Please note that the abstract will be included in the conference program if your submission is accepted.

Submission to the Canadian Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Journal:

When your abstract submission is accepted, your complete paper is expected to be submitted before the paper submission deadline prior to the conference. A writing template will be provided together with the notice of the acceptance. The paper can be written in either English or Chinese. 

Selected papers for presentations and workshops will be included in the journal. The presentation papers should follow the requirements of academic journal writing. The teaching swap workshop papers should be one-to-two pages with clear descriptions of your activity or technique. 

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline:                February 15th, 2023
Notification of Abstract Acceptance:       February 28th, 2023
Paper Submission Deadline:                    March 31st, 2023   
Early Bird Registration:                           Feb. 15th - March 15th, 2023


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1. Membership Dues: Regular $40 
                                    Special $20 (K-12 teachers, students, and retirees) 

2. Conference Fees:
  Early Bird
 Special (K-12 teachers, students, and retirees)
 Conferenc fee    $100.00  $140.00  $80.00
+ Membership   $40.00  $40.00  $20.00
 Total    $140  $180  $100
  + Apr.29th evening session    $40  $40  $40
 Total    $180  $220  $140
 Non-member      $200  
 Corporation      $400  

3. Workshop on Apr. 30 th , 9:30am - noon, same venue:

    Topic: Creating interactive course content with H5P.
    Facilitator: Billie Ng, Simon Fraser University
    Fee: Free with membership or conference registration. Registration required for attendance.
    Register by Apr. 27 th on this Google form: ng

        1: Please bring your own computer.
        2. Prior to the workshop, create a free account and explore various types of content at this link: