About TCLT
Conference Theme
Call for Papers
Co-sponsored by
Hamilton College and Columbia University
The President's Office of Hamilton College
The Dean's Office of Hamilton College
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Center at Columbia University
The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning
Conference Schedule
Organizing Committee
Contact Persons





Call for Papers and Presentations
(Deadline February 1, 2004)
Conference Theme:
Development of Digital Instructional Materials and Web Course Design
Conference Language:
Chinese and English
May 28-29


A one-page proposal (in English) for a 20 minute presentation/demonstration should be sent to Program Review Committee, TCLT3 by 2/1/2004. Click here to submit your proposal on-line. Topics related but not limited to

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May 29-30


  Hands-on sessions on digital instructional material development and web course design

Special showcase:



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Registration is required for both presenters and non-presenters. Because space is limited, early registration is recommended.

Registration Fee

Registration fees are required for all participants (except for presenters). The fees will be used to cover meals (including breakfasts, lunches, dinners, a banquet, and refreshments) and to help offset the expenses of the conference and workshops. You may choose to participate in the conference, workshops, or both. Most previous participants, however, found that it beneficial to attend both the conference and workshops (see the description of conference and workshops):

Commitment Fee

A $50 Commitment Fee is required for presenters. This Commitment Fee will be used (1) to secure the presenter's space in the conference and the workshops and (2) to offset the cost of the conference and workshops as indicated above plus publishing Conference Proceedings.

Fees Submission

To ensure your registration, your payment (check or money order) must be received by May 1, 2004. After the deadline, your registration will be subject to space availability. Please make your check payable to Columbia University and send it directly to:

Dr. Le-ning Liu
407 Kent Hall
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
On-line Registration is closed
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For participants who present papers (demonstrations), the conference will provide

(1) up to $300 for airplane tickets (East coast, $100; West coast, $200; Overseas, $300)
(2) up to $100 for lodging
(3) registration fee for the conference and workshops
(4) all meals during the conference

For participants who do not present papers (demonstrations), the conference will provide all meals during the conference.

All participants shall reserve and pay for their own lodging individually. Click on lodging to see the detailed information on hotel reservation/campus housing for the conference.

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Conference Proceedings
TCLT3 will publish its proceedings with papers and presentations delivered and presented. The papers for the proceedings should be 3 to 8 pages in length, double spaced, with a margin of 1'' on all edges (top, bottom, left, and right). Use Times 12 to type your paper and save your paper in Word.rtf format (Rich Text Format). For the Chinese characters used in your paper, use GB coding in simplifed form (without GB, use unicode). Please note that in order to make the proceedings available for the conference, the deadline for submitting your paper has been changed. Please send your paper to Prof. De Bao Xu and Dr. Ni Zhang as e-mail attachment no later than May 15, 2004. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Organizing Committee


De Bao Xu, Hamilton College (Chair and Conference Co-chair)
Phyllis Zhang, Columbia University (Conference Co-chair)
Jianhua Bai, Kenyon College
Hong Gang Jin, Hamilton College
Le-ning Liu, Columbia University
Scott McGinnis, DLI-Washington Office
Ling Mu, Yale University
Robert Smitheram, Middlebury College
Tianwei Xie, University of California, Long Beach
Tao-chung Yao, University of Hawaii
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Conference Contact Persons
Inquiries can be directed to the following people:

General conference info; proposals,
registration, and the program
Prof. De Bao Xu
Prof. Hong Gang Jin
(315) 859-4797 or 4778
TCLT3 Program Review Committee
Dept. of East Asian Lang. & Lit.
Hamilton College Clinton, NY 13323
Workshops schedule and info
Dr. Phyllis Zhang
(212) 854-4740
407 Kent Hall
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
Lodging, local info and fee submission
Dr. Le-ning Liu
(212) 854-3604
407 Kent Hall
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027

East Asian Languages and Literatures at Hamilton College
East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University
The First Conference on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century (Hamilton College, June 8-11, 2000)
The Second Conference on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century (Yale University, June 7-9, 2002)
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