ACAMIS Chinese Conference
June 25-26, 2021
Canadian International School of Guangzhou
Junzi : On Knowing and Doing


Important Update - 2020 Chinese Conference Cancellation,
2021 conference dates announced

Due to the extended travel and quarantine restrictions, after careful consultation with the host school, ACAMIS 2020 Chinese Conference is cancelled.  

Planning will begin as soon as possible for June 25-26, 2021 at Canadian International School of Guangzhou as many of the fundamental logistics are in place.  We thank you again for your understanding and patience as we are monitoring the situation closely to ensure the conference will be held at the best possible time where everyone is feeling comfortable attending.

We sincerely appreciate the ongoing support from the host school, lead by Howard Stribbell, Director of Education, CIEO and Tanya Thiessen, Prinicpal of Canadian International School of Guangzhou, as well as our CLTN Conference Planning Committee team who have been so flexible and adaptable in working with us to carry forward this conference to next year.  We look forward to seeing you all in Guangzhou in June 2021!

Thank You for the Ongoing Support!


The ACAMIS Chinese Conference aims to bring together educators from across China and Mongolia to share best practices and information in the latest advancements in teaching Chinese with great ideas that can be implemented directly in each specific local context. The Conference provides an opportunity for Chinese teachers to share their expertise in the following areas:

  • Effective teaching strategies and methods
  • Curriculum design and implementation
  • Assessment for learning
  • Integrating Chinese language and culture into the curriculum, and
  • Educational theories and pedagogies that are related to Chinese teaching and learning.

This year’s ACAMIS Chinese conference is going to focus on reflecting and applying Junzi’s philosophy into our lives and classroom learning. Junzi's character and philosophy is highly appreciated and valued in the traditional Chinese community. Chinese teachers often reflect on his teachings and motivate themselves to be better educators. This conference provides an opportunity to rethink the true meaning of education and our role as Chinese teachers in the international school settings, and the mission and responsibility as a Chinese teacher.

君子是中国人推崇的理想人格典范,作为国际学校的中文老师,许多老师以此提醒和激励自己。在社会急遽发展的今天, 中文老师们常常面对各种教学理念的冲击和多元化教学方法的挑战,还要应对来自各方的压力,有时会四顾茫然,踯躅不前。因此,越是在这样的时刻,我们应该回到教育的本质,回顾我们选择国际中文教师的初衷,探求中文教师在国际学校的使命和责任。

2020 ACAMIS 中文大会除了“坐而论道”,我们更要做到“知行合一”。因此, 我们也将邀请一线优秀教师为大家讲解最有效的教学方法、分享最成功的教学实践和展示最有情怀的课堂体验。


Presenting at the ACAMIS Chinese Conference is a great way to share your knowledge and expertise with your fellow teachers. It is also an excellent opportunity for networking.

We are looking for strategies takeaways that are relevant to the theme. We welcome teacher presenter teams to share their expertise with our peers. Possible examples might include (but are not limited to):
  • Effective teaching strategies/methods
  • Using technology to teach Chinese language and culture
  • Curriculum design and implementation (especially for early childhood education (ECE)/kindergarten and elementary/primary years*)
  • Assessment for learning
  • Integrating language with culture
  • Classroom management
  • Chinese teachers’ professional development/growth
  • Other pedagogies such as:
    • Mother-tongue 母语
    • Bilingual Learning 二语
    • Near Native 近母语
    • Differentiated Instruction 差异化教学

*newly added

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