Dear 2022 BCLTS Annual Conference delegates,  


Thank you for participating in this conference in person or online. We sincerely hope that you’ve found it useful and informative. In total, 125 colleagues attended this conference, with 35 at the OU and 90 via Zoom. Participants were from the UK, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Israel, Australia and the USA.  It has been a great atmosphere to see so many colleagues and to share the research findings and thoughts. 

Below are some follow-up matters.  



We value your feedback and suggestions, so please share any thoughts you may have via the link here 


Conference proceedings 

Please note that the deadline for submitting your full paper for the conference proceedings will be 30th of September 2022. Further details will be sent by Dr XU Shejiao (  


Something for memory

If you’d like to see conference photos, more can be found from Padlet link to conference photos.


Thanks again for attending, chairing, presenting, and supporting this conference. Hope we’ll keep in touch and see you again in the next BCLTS event.  

2022 BCLTS Annual Conference Organising Committee


Dear colleagues, 


We are delighted to announce that the full programme is ready for you to download. Every effort has been made to ensure the information in this programme is clear and accurate, and we apologise if any inadvertent errors have been made.


If you are a registered participant, you should have received the file with all Zoom links. If you haven't, please refer to 'Contact Information' (P2) in this programme and get in touch with us. 


Look forward to meeting you on the 24th and 25th of June, at the OU or online!


2022 BCLTS Annual Conference Organising Committee

Registration is now OPEN!  


We are delighted to announce that registration for our annual conference is now OPEN!  


Please book your ticket from the link below as soon as possible. For those who wish to attend in-person, please note the places are capped and registration will end by the 1st of June.  Also make sure you choose ‘In-person Attendance’ before check-out.

Please find attached a list of hotels and how to get to OU and OU campus map (the conference dinner will be in Taipan, so very close to the hotels in the first category).

On 24th June: In-person registration starts at 12pm UK time and the conference starts at 13:00 UK time.

On 25th June: It starts at 8:30 UK time and finishes at 17:00 UK time.



Creativity in Chinese Language Teaching and Learning 

-- Research and Practice in Challenging Times 


The 19th International Conference on

Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education

The 2022 Annual International Conference

of the British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS)


24-25 June 2022 (in-person/online) 


Organised by the British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS) 

Hosted and Co-organised by  

The School of Languages and Applied Linguistics, The Open University, UK 


The British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS) and the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at The Open University are pleased to announce the 19th International Conference of BCLTS, Creativity in Chinese Language Teaching and Learning -- Research and Practice in Challenging Times. This will take place online and face-to-face at the Open University Milton Keynes campus, on the 24th/25th June 2022.  


Confirmed keynote speakers  

  1. Prof. LI Wei, Director and Dean, UCL Institute of Education, UK 
  2. Prof. JIN Lixian, Chair Professor and Dean, City University of Macau, MSAR, China 
  3. Prof. Agnes KUKULSKA-HULME, The Open University, UK 
  4. Prof. ZHAO Yang, Dean of the School of Chinese as a Second language, Beijing University, China  

Important dates  

  • 15th April 2022: Deadline for abstract submission
  • 6th May 2022: Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • 1st May 2022: Registrations open
  • 25th May 2022: Early-bird registrations close
  • 1st June 2022: Registration for onsite attendance close
  • 10th June 2022: Registration for online attendance close
  • 24 – 25th June 2022: Conference
  • 30th September 2022: Conference full paper submissions close
  • April - May 2023: Planned Conference Proceedings publication

Conference fees for either online or in-person 


Please note:  

  • In-person attendance is limited, due to ongoing COVID uncertainty. Priority will be given to presenters. Details on how to attend in-person will be sent out after the 1st of May and will be announced on BCLTS website.
  • Accommodation and travel expenses will be self-funded for non-BCLTS members.
  • Tea/coffee and lunches for on-site participants
  • Optional Conference dinner (£30) for on-site participants


For any further inquiries, please email Dr Shejiao XU (  Please visit the following website (BCLTS) for the most up-to-date conference information.


The organising committee look forward to your participation. 


The Committee of the British Chinese Language Teaching Society & 

The Organising Committee of the 19th International Conference  

On Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education