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 with generous multi-year 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, only a limited amount of research has been conducted on Chinese language and literacy education.
Our goal is to create a hub and network for world-class scholars engaged in research activities that will contribute to our understanding of more effective approaches to Chinese language teaching, testing, curriculum and materials development, teacher education, and innovation in digital technologies for Chinese language and literacy education.
Click here to learn more about CRCLLE and our research.