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Teaching Chinese as an International Language in the 5G Era

The 18th International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education

Annual International Conference of the British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS)

The conference is postponed until summer 2021 due to concerns over the ongoing Covid -19 outbreak.


28th - 30th June 2021

Organised by the British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS)

Hosted and Co-organised by the Confucius Institute, Bangor University, UK

The British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS ) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1997 as the academic society for Chinese language teachers and researchers from the UK universities. It is affiliated to the British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS). The primary role of the Society is to work to enhance the quality of teaching of Chinese as a second/foreign language at Higher Education level and to promote research into international Chinese language education. In addition, it offers networking opportunities to Chinese language teachers all over the world. Currently, BCLTS has around 100 individual members from nearly 50 UK universities and colleges, together with several institute members (including Confucius institutes at different UK universities). In recent years, BCLTS has been playing a more and more active role in leading Chinese language teaching and research in the UK. After the great success last year of our annual conference held in conjunction with the Lancaster University Confucius Institute, we are very pleased to announce that the 18th International Conference of BCLTS, with the theme of Teaching Chinese as an International Language in the 5G Era is open for the submission of paper abstracts and workshop proposals now. The 18th International Annual Conference of BCLTS will be hosted and co-organized by the Confucius Institute at Bangor University.

Founded in 1884 and located by the seaside of North Wales, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and is ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The Confucius Institute at Bangor University benefits not only from the wealth of academic excellence and expertise at Bangor but also from that of its international partner, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing. The Confucius Institute is very proud to host and co-organise such a high-level conference at Bangor University.