Chinese Conference 2021

ACAMIS Chinese Conference
June 26-27, 2021
Canadian International School of Guangzhou
君子:论道,行之   Junzi : On Knowing and Doing


Due to local limits on the size of public gatherings we are only able to accommodate 200 people for this conference. As both our previous conferences filled quickly, it is best to register as soon as possible.


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 focuses 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. In today's rapidly changing world, as Chinese teachers, we have an opportunity to combine traditional values with innovative teaching concepts and methods. This conference provides an opportunity to rethink our role as Chinese teachers in the international school settings, and our mission and responsibility as Chinese teachers.

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。
2021 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。



We are looking for teachers with ideas and strategies to share at our conference.  If you already practice good collaboration with a teacher, you can come and present together.  If you have tried different strategies in the classroom that have been successful, come share them with your colleagues.

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 topic examples might include (but are not limited to):

  • Effective teaching strategies/methods
  • Using technology to teach Chinese language and culture
  • Curriculum design and implementation
  • 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

Presentations session should take no longer than 75 minutes, including time for questions..   We will review all proposals and let you know our decision in early May.

If you would like to submit more than one proposal, please submit a separate proposal form.

Deadline for Proposal Submissions
Please send the Teacher Presentation Proposal Form to before Friday, April 23, 2021.  We will review and the proposals and notify you of the decision on selection. If necessary, we will contact you to schedule a video call for more information.  Notification of the decision on selection shall reach you by early May. Upon confirmation of approval, we will follow up with registration. Peer presenters receive a 25% discount that reduces the registration fee to US$250 for attending the live conference. 


No. 122 Dongyi Road, Panyu District, Guangzhou, China 广州番禺市东艺道122号
+86 20 3993 9920




If notice of cancellation re the registered participant/sponsor is received:

  • 30+ days pre-event: 80% of fee is refundable
  • 15-29 days pre-event: 40% of fee is refundable
  • Less than 15 days pre-event: no refund

Online PD Programs - No refund will be granted re participants commencing an online PD program and withdrawing part way through. Course material fees (re DiSC surveys, book fees, etc) are not refundable once access is granted.



In the event of cancellation of a conference, workshop or online PD program, we will fully refund the registration or sponsorship fee(s) paid. However, we will be unable to refund any travel, visa or accommodation expenses incurred or course material fees where access has been granted.