The British Chinese Language Teaching Society







The British Chinese Language Teaching Society holds an annual conference at a different British University each year. Attendance is open to all, with registration fee charged for non-BCLTS members. The conference welcomes international and UK based participants, both members and non-members. We welcome both panel submissions and individual papers. See links below for details of past conferences.



The 16th International Conference on

Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education

The Annual Conference of the British Chinese Language Teaching Society

"Reconsidering the Uniqueness and the Commonalities

of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language"

27- 29 June, 2018

School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Warwick

Confucius Institute, Coventry University


Call for paper


Keynote speakers:

Prof. Ruiping Zhu, Beijing Normal University, China

Prof. Helen Shen, University of Iowa, USA; Abstract

Prof. Ema Ushioda, University of Warwick, UK; Abstract

Prof. Yongping Zhu, University of Notre Dame, USA; Abstract

Prof. Henning Klöter, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany; Abstract





Establishing a Discipline of Teaching Chinese

as a Foreign Language in the UK

Easter Seminar Series

The British Chinese Language Teaching Society


26- 27 March, 2018

Hosted by Confucius Institute, Central Lancashire University


Full notice


Provisional Programme


Important date

25th Jan. 2018: Deadline for registration

28 Jan. 2018: cheque of £70 to Pang Laoshi, (see address) (note: cheque won't be cashed for actual turn-ups)


Related fees

•The BCLTS members: free.

•£70 for non-member participants, including refreshment, lunch and dinner, but accommodation and travel expenses being self- funded.


Fee and additional support:

The registration is free for all BCLTS members regardless of your membership type.


Thanks to the success of securing funding at our conference last year, FULL members can enjoy free accommodation and transportation will be reimbursed for the first 25 registered full members only.

Those after 25th will be paid half of their transports.


All registration must take place by 25 Jan. 2018. Beyond that date, no financial support can be guaranteed. For BCLTS members, please use this link to register. Non members do not register here and please contact the CI directly.


To pay the registration fee £70 for non-member or public, please go the following link:


Suggested Hotels

•Premier Inn Preston Central (about 5-min walk to campus):

Address: Fox Street, Preston, PR1 2AB

Directions: From the M6 continue to follow signs for A6/City Centre. Join the A59/Ring road. Turn left onto Corporation St, hotel is on the left. At the traffic lights continue forward and take the next left at Coporation exit. Chargeable off-site parking is available at Euro Car Parks St Wilfred Street at 8GBP for 24 hours, payable by card only. This car park is not operated by Premier Inn. Please note: reception is located on the first floor of the hotel.

Hotel Parking: There is no on-site parking available at this hotel. Chargeable off-site parking is available at Euro Car Parks St Wilfrid Street (PR1 2US) at £8 for 24 hours, payable by card only.


•Legacy Preston International Hotel (about 3-min walk)

Address: Marsh Lane, Preston, PR1 2YF

Tel: 020 3027 9806


•Holiday Inn (about 15-min walk)

Address: The Ringway, Lancashire, Preston, PR1 3AU

Tel: 01772 567000


Symposium Venue (UCLan campus map attached)

BB013, Brook Building (shown as BB in the Purple Zone)

University of Central Lancashire

Preston, Lancashire



Emergency Contact

Feixia Yu, 01772 893141

Han Xu, 01772 894246







The 15th Annual Conference (第15届英国汉语教学国际研讨会)

will be held at Southampton University, from the 28th-30th June 2017.


“Teaching and Learning Chinese in Global Context:

from Language Policy to Classroom Practice”


The 15th BCLTS International Conference

on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education


Wednesday 28th June – Friday 30th June 2017

Southampton University, UK


Call for papers

Conference Full Programme


20 years anniversary video


Accommondation Information

  • Conference recommended for members


Holiday Inn,

Herbert Walker Avenue


SO15 1HJ

023 8038 8141


  • Other options


For non members, you will need to arrrange your own accommondation. Please feel free to select hotels from the list above or also choose Holiday Inn as that's where most of the BCLTS members will be staying.


We have managed to liaise with Southampton Solent University who can provide more accommodation within a reasonable distance. Please email for more details via their conference centre.



Conference Venue


University of Southampton

Highfield Campus

University Rd

Southampton SO17 1BJ


Please see a map of the campus and venue.


Keynote speakers

  • Professor Lu Jianming: Abstract
  • Professor Ma Zhen: Abstract
  • Professor Chu Chengzhi: Abstract
  • Professor Joël Bellassen: Abstract
  • Dr Katherine Carruthers: Abstract





Now the online registration has ended. We only accept late cash registraion on site. Please note that you need to prepare exact cash for registraion on site as changes maybe not be available.


Travel Information

By air: Southampton Airport (7 minutest to Southampton Central Train station)

By train: Arrival at Southampton Central Train station

By bus (from the train station to the conference site): U1A or U1W, 15 minutes, 2 pounds.

For international travellers:

从伦敦希思罗机场乘地铁Piccadilly Line (深蓝色线) 到Leicester Square 站转Northern Line (黑色线) 至Waterloo下车,乘火车到南安普顿Southampton Central 站;

从伦敦Gatwick机场乘Southern公司的火车到Clapham Junction换South West Trains 的火车到Southampton Central 站



Local travel information:

从南安普顿火车站到宾馆 (Southampton Central – Holiday Inn) 打的7-8分钟,公共汽车U1C路 12分钟;

从宾馆到大学站 (Holiday Inn – Uni Interchange) 打的16-19分钟;公共汽车U1A路40分钟;

从南安普顿火车站到大学站 (Southampton Central – Uni Interchange) 打的15分钟;公共汽车U1A路23分钟













Wednesday 13th July – Friday 15th July 2016

Newcastle University, UK

The 14th Annual Conference (第14届英国汉语教学国际研讨会)

will be held at Newcastle University, from the 13th-15th July 2016.


Inheritance and Innovation

The 14th BCLTS International Conference

on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education


Wednesday 13th July – Friday 15th July 2016

Newcastle University, UK


Call for papers (C & E Version) Deadline extended to 30th April 2016


Preliminary Programme


BCLTS Members Registration (Deadline for registraion: 5pm Monday 13 June)


Registration (for non-member and postgraduate participants, deadline: Friday 8 July )


Travel to Newcastle upon Tyne



  • Conference recommended (until 13th June)
  • Other options


Keynote Speakers:


徐丹 教授 (法国国立东方语言文化学院)



吴中伟 教授 (复旦大学国际文化交流学院)

题目:汉语教学探索与思考 —— 结构系统性和交际实用性相平衡的视角


Professor Nicola McLelland (University of Nottingham)

Title: Chinese through English eyes--Changing perspectives in the history of learning Chinese in England since 1900


周质平教授 (普林斯顿大学东亚系)



BCLTS Easter Seminar 2016


Methodologies in classroom and good practice

for e-learning


Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th April 2016

University of Nottingham, UK


For registration, please write to and


News report:








The 13th Annual Conference (第13届英国汉语教学国际研讨会)

was held at Oxford University, from the 8th-10th July 2015.


Past, Present and Future

The 13th BCLTS International Conference

on Teaching & Learning Chinese in Higher Education


Wednesday 8 July – Friday 10 July 2015

Oxford University, UK


Call for papers (C & E Version)


Keynote Speakers:


Dr Boping Yuan (Cambridge University)

Title: 句法和语义的界面关系在习得汉语不及物动词中的重要性:



Professor Xuanmin Luo (Tsinghua University)

Title: Culture Awareness and the Transmission of Chinese Culture


Professor Antony Green (Bedfordshire University)

Title: Making effective use of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)


Conference Abstracts


Conference Programme(Version I)


List of Delegates(Version IV)


Conference Address

The Dickson Poon China Centre

University of Oxford

Canterbury Road

Oxford, OX2 6LU



The 12th BCLTS International Conference

(Regent’s University London)

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