Plenary Sessions

Learn more about the plenary sessions at the 2018 National Chinese Language Conference!

Opening Plenary

Thursday, May 17, 4:45–8:00 p.m.

Join us for the opening plenary of the 11th annual National Chinese Language Conference. Hear distinguished leaders from the U.S. and China share their visions of language education and global collaboration and watch compelling performances from students and the National Youth Orchestra of China.

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Plenary Two

Chinese Language Education: A Global Perspective

Friday, May 18, 8:30–9:45 a.m.

Language and culture learning foster the growth of productive global citizens. Join us for this plenary discussion featuring experts from Brazil, Canada, France, Singapore, and the UK for a glimpse of best practices of promoting Chinese language education across the globe.

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Luncheon Plenary Three

Building a Globally Fluent Workforce

Friday, May 18, 12:30–2:15 p.m.

This plenary will discuss the importance of building a globally fluent workforce with a focus on opportunities for speakers of Chinese language. Thought leaders and practitioners from various industries will share their personal experiences and discuss the growing prospects for Chinese language learners to use language and cultural skills in a range of professional environments.

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Plenary Four

Utah Chinese Dual Language Immersion Program: In the Words of Stakeholders

Saturday, May 19, 8:30–9:30 a.m.

Over the past decade, dual language immersion (DLI) programs have grown quickly in number and size across Utah. At this point, nearly 11,000 students are enrolled in the program across 55 schools studying Chinese or other world languages. Join us for a unique inside look at the impact of the DLI program, by hearing from stakeholders involved with the program.

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