The Centre for Research in Chinese Language and Literacy Education (CRCLLE), housed within the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, was established in 2008, inititally with generous support from Hanban (in China) and with considerable enthusiasm on the part of Canadian language educators, teacher educators, applied linguists, graduate students, researchers, Chinese language learners, and the general public. (Click here to read about the opening event). Although Chinese is being taught in an ever-increasing range and number of contexts worldwide, and transnational migration and mobility has brought many generations of Chinese speakers to Canada and other parts of the world, only a limited amount of research has been conducted on Chinese language and literacy education, especially in Canada.
CRCLLE is a hub and network for world-class scholars engaged in research activities that contribute to our understanding of Chinese (and multilingual) language teaching, learning, syncretic languaging, assessment, curriculum and materials development (K-16), teacher education, and innovation in digital technologies for Chinese language and literacy education.
Click here to learn more about CRCLLE and our research.