New trends in Chinese as a Second Language

Thursday 14 September 2023 to Friday 15 September 2023

Our conference

New trends in Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) is an international conference focusing on Chinese as an additional language (L2, L3, L4, Ln).

We aim to bring together researchers and students from a variety of disciplines (applied linguistics, psychology, education, etc.) who share an interest in the acquisition, processing or teaching of L2 Chinese across the lifespan and in a variety of settings (in the classroom and in the wild, face to face and in digital environments).

Keynote speakers

  • Shaofeng Li (Florida State)
  • Xiaofei Lu (Pennsylvania State)
  • Clare Wright (Leeds)
  • Wei Yi (Beijing)

Call for papers and scientific committee

The call for papers will open on March 15, 2023, and close June 1, 2023.


Program and registration

Registration for the New Trends in Chinese as a Second Language conference is now open.

Program and registration Accordion

Travel information

The conference will take place at Lancaster University Management School.

Travel information Accordion

Organizing committee

Mei Yang, Patrick Rebuschat, Cindy Ge, Emily Barrett, Summer Wang, Wensi Zhang, and Liuqi Zhu

How to contact us

Please email