5th International Conference on

Chinese as a Second Language Research



Short Title: CASLAR-5

June 14-16, 2018

The University of Hong Kong, HK

Call for Papers

Brief Information

Location: Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research (CACLER)
The University of Hong Kong
Conference Website: http://csl.cacler.hku.hk/caslar-5/
CASLAR Website: www.caslarcenter.com
Meeting Email: caslar5@hku.hk
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Chinese as a Second Language, Language Acquisition, Language Teaching Methodology, Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Pragmatics
Conference Language(s): Chinese, English


Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline 20 November 2017 (The submission deadline has been extended to 20 December 2017)
Acceptance Notification (by email) 20 January 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline 20 March 2018
Registration Deadline 20 April 2018
Pre-Conference School Visits* 14 June 2018
Conference Dates 15-16 June 2018
Conference Dinner** 15 June 2018


*Remark: Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and will be subject to the Organizing Committee’s final decision.

**Conference Dinner is optional and not included in the conference registration fee.


Meeting Description

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. The conference is a part of the CASLAR movement that aims to transform a field from a primarily experience- and practice-based discipline into one based on and supported by research and theory. The first CASLAR conference was held at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou in 2010, the second one was in Taipei, Taiwan in 2012, the third conference was held in Parma, Italy in 2014 and CASLAR-4 was held at East China Normal University, China in 2016.

Another means supporting the CASLAR movement is a new bilingual journal Chinese as a Second Language Research 漢語作為第二語言研究 published by De Gruyter Mouton; Berlin/New York. Copies of the journal will be available at the conference. Website of the journal:

Details of Organizers: http://csl.cacler.hku.hk/caslar-5/organizers.php

Details of Call for Papers: http://csl.cacler.hku.hk/caslar-5/call-for-papers.php


Registration fees

Early Bird Registration: BEFORE 20 March 2018
Mainland China Participants: $120 USD (~$950 HKD)
All Other Participants: $150 USD (~$1200 HKD)
Full-time Students: $100 USD (~$800 HKD)

General Registration: UNTIL 20 April 2018
Mainland China Participants: $160 USD (~$1300 HKD)
All Other Participants: $200 USD (~$1600 HKD)
Full-time Students: $140 USD (~$1100 HKD)

The registration fee covers lunches, tea/coffee and refreshments.

Conference Dinner (optional, including transport) on 15 June 2018: $90 USD (~$700 HKD)

Payment Method(s)

The details of payment for registration fees will be disseminated later on.

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