De Bao Xu, the Leonard C. Ferguson Professor and chair of East Asian Languages and Literatures, received a special grant from the Hakka Foundation for his endeavors with the Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching (JTCLT) and the International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century (TCLT). The grant, awarded for 2014-15, will fund Xu’s ongoing work with JTCLT and TCLT.
Xu founded JTCLT and has been editor-in-chief since its inception in 2008. The publication features a biannual print version and an online supplement. It focuses on the theories and practice of technology-enhanced Chinese language teaching and learning. The editorial board includes 23 members from 22 institutions in six countries and areas. JTCLT is sponsored by China Social Sciences Press.
Xu has promoted and organized the International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century since 2000. Biannual TCLT conferences feature a combination of in-depth panel discussions on theories and practice and hands-on workshops on up-to-date technologies in Chinese language teaching and learning.
Since the first one was held at Hamilton in 2000, the conferences have included more than 600 professional papers and 40 hands-on workshops. More than 1000 professionals and teachers from upwards of 200 institutions in 19 countries and regions have attended.
Based in California, the Hakka Foundation’s primary mission is to promote the learning of Chinese, Hakka and English.