CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN CHINESE LANGUAGE & LITERACY EDUCATION (CRCLLE)

WELCOME to CRCLLE!

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, initially with 3 yrs of 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.  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 (and migration to Greater China as well), only a limited amount of research has been conducted on Chinese language and literacy education, especially in Canada. CRCLLE is a networking hub for world-class scholars engaged in research activities that contribute to deeper and more nuanced understandings of Chinese (and multilingual) language teaching, learning, syncretic languaging, media representations, assessment, curriculum and materials development (K-16-adult), teacher education, and innovations in digital technologies for Chinese language and literacy education.