Miami Dade College

Confucius Institute

Professional Development Opportunities for K-12 Educators, Policymakers and School Leaders: National Chinese Language Conference

The National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) is dedicated to encouraging dialogue in the field of Chinese language education and ensuring wide-scale success. NCLC is the largest annual gathering of practitioners, policymakers, and school leaders with an interest in Chinese language teaching and learning in North America, and a key venue for bringing together U.S. and Chinese educators in the field.

All K-12 educators who participate at NCLC:

  • Choose from among 70+ sessions and workshops
  • Hear from expert-led sessions from visionary speakers and thought leaders in the field
  • Share best practices with each other
  • Sign up for school visits to see local K–12 Chinese programs in action
  • Enjoy performances highlighting Chinese culture

This conference is open to all K-12 educators of Chinese language and they do not need to be affiliated with the Confucius Institute to be able to attend. You may register directly at the site of the conference.


Past CI Programming for K-12 Educators

To further Miami Dade College’s mission of “changing lives through the enriching opportunities of higher education,” the Confucius Institute holds conferences and professional development programs that engage American and Chinese educators with the work of their counterparts. These events enable the exchange of ideas between the two groups as well as intellectual engagement that encourages mutual exploration. These events create a venue for educators to be exposed to cross-cultural perspectives while simultaneously staying up-to-date in the best-practices of their fields.

For a sample preview of CI’s past programming for K-12 educators, please visit our links below:

The 2nd Annual Conference and Chinese Language Teacher Training Workshops (Nov. 11, 2012)

The 2nd Annual Conference and Chinese Language Teacher Training Workshops took place at Florida International University and featured a full day of instructional sessions with faculty from the Confucius Institute and other invited guests. In this year’s session, the instructors shared information on Hanban resources for K–12 Chinese language teachers in Florida, ways to make Chinese studies engaging through song and dance, tai–chi as a method of relaxation and stress reduction, the inclusion of interactive activities such as calligraphy and games in the classroom, online resources for Chinese language teachers, online resources and software for easier grading and a panel session to facilitate the exchange of ideas among all participants. The day-long event ended with each participant’s receipt of a certificate of appreciation and completion and a group picture. The workshop was sponsored by the Confucius Institute, Florida International University and Miami Dade College. This is an annual event that takes place in the spring and fall semesters and its location varies each year.

The Annual Conference of CLTA and Chinese Language Teacher Training Workshop (April 7, 2012)

The Annual Conference of CLTA and Chinese Language Teacher Training Workshop took place at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus and it featured a one–day program of networking opportunities and instructional sessions with recognized leaders in the fiel d of Chinese language and culture instruction and the Confucius Institute directors of the University of South Florida and Miami Dade College. The day–long program concluded with cultural performances by Miami Dade College students and the participants’ receipt of a certificate of completion. The workshop was co–sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of South Florida and hosted by the Chinese Language Teachers Association – Florida Chapter (CLTA–FL) in conjunction with the Confucius Institute at Miami Dade College.