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Call for Applications: 2018 Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award for Teachers of Chinese

Call for Applications


(Deadline: October 31, 2017)

Thanks to the generosity of Cheng & Tsui Company, the Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award for Teachers of Chinese is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers of Chinese, especially teachers new to the field. (See Cheng & Tsui Company President Jill Cheng's 17 November 2000 speech.) The award is given to support the attendance of pre-collegiate (including heritage school) and collegiate teachers at training workshops, seminars, conferences, and other in-service learning experiences at local, national, or international levels; and/or to collaborate with a mentor teacher. Teacher training workshops and seminars attended by the applicant should be focused on Chinese pedagogy and issues of Chinese teaching and learning. The fund has designated an annual amount of $1,000 to be divided between at least two teachers each year.

To apply for the Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award for Teachers of Chinese, please submit 1) a one-page statement stating the purpose to which you would put the Award, the amount of subsidy requested, and a proposed budget and 2) a current Curriculum Vitae as email attachments to the CLTA Headquarters at by October 31, 2017. Applicants for this award should have a current CLTA/CLASS membership status.

Please DO NOT identify yourself and your institute in the main body of your statement of purpose. Identifying information will be removed prior to forwarding to the committee for anonymous review.

Notification of winner(s) will be sent by email on January 15, 2018. The name(s) of winner(s) will be announced and Award(s) presented at the CLTA Annual Meeting. The name(s) of winner(s) will also be reported in the January issue of the CLTA Newsletter and on this web page.

Zhijun Wang
Co-Chair of the CLTA Awards Committee