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The 5th International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research (CASLAR-5)
posted by Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research within the Faculty of Education for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Education

Event Details

CASLAR is a biennial conference with the goal to bring together scholars from all over the world whose research focuses on the acquisition, development and use of Chinese as a second language to survey available knowledge in the field, exchange ideas and initiate research projects. It aims to transform a field from a primarily experience- and practice-based discipline into one based on and supported by research and theory. The previous CASLAR conferences were held at Zhejiang, Taipei, Italy and Shanghai respectively. The upcoming conference which is co-organized by the CASLAR Association, the PoCSL Project, and CACLER will be held at HKU from 14 to 16 June 2018.

LanguageCantonese / Putonghua / English
Session 1Pre-Conference School Visit
14/06/2018 08:30-13:00
at Local secondary schools enrolling Chinese as a second language learners
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Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and will be subject to the Organizing Committee’s final decision.
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08:30 to 13:00 YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College in Tung Chung, Lantau Island (Pedagogy: DiCSL--Drama in Chinese as a Second Language Learning)
08:30 to 13:00 HKMA David Li Kwok Po College in Tai Kwok Tsui, Kowloon (Pedagogy: mLang--IT assisted L2 Learning)
08:30 to 13:00 Delia Memorial School (Broadway) in Mei foo, Kowloon (Pedagogy: R2L--Reading to Learn)
Session 2Day 1 Conference
14/06/2018 14:30-18:00
at HKU
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Opening and Parallel Session will be held
Session 3Day 2 Conference*
15/06/2018 08:30-18:00
at HKU
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*Conference Dinner on 15 June 2018 is optional. Each cost HK$700. Full Registration Fee has already included this cost.
Session 4Day 3 Conference
16/06/2018 08:30-17:00
at HKU

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 20/01/2017 02:00(HKT) to 20/04/2018 23:59(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.


Fee TypeRegularEarly Bird
Registration (incl.conf. dinner)HKD 2300.00HKD 1900.00
RegistrationHKD 1600.00HKD 1200.00
Mainland China participants (incl. conf dinner)HKD 2000.00HKD 1650.00
Mainland China participantsHKD 1300.00HKD 950.00
Full-time students (incl. conf dinner)HKD 1800.00HKD 1500.00
Full-time studentsHKD 1100.00HKD 800.00

You should make payment within 14 calendar day(s) after reservation of place OR on or before 21/04/2018 08:00(HKT), whichever is earlier. Early bird rates apply if you make payment on or before 20/03/2018 23:59(HKT). You can make payment by credit card online.

Contact Information

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Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact CASLAR-5 Organizing Committee by email at