The CIE invited two special guests from Binghamton University of United States, Professor Zhang Hong and Professor Chen Zuyan to provide 2 presentations at SLIC Second Language Conference, that was held at Double Tree Hotel, in Edmonton on November 7 and 8. Professor Zhang made a keynote speak on ‘Learning Chinese Language through Songs’ that was well received. Professor Zhang provided a concert during the conference in which she introduced a variety of Chinese ethnic songs and music. She is a professional singer and once performed at the United Nations. Her concert was a conference highlight. Professor Chen presented on the topic of the integration of culture in language learning. Professor Chen has conducted a great deal of research in this area and has published 6 books on the topic.
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