The 2017 CLAM conference was held on Saturday, November 4 at the WSU McGregor Center, from 8:30 AM to 4 PM.
The Confucius Institute at Wayne State University founded CLAM: Chinese Language Association of Michigan in 2008 to provide a forum for K-16 educators and advocates of Chinese-language and culture in the state of Michigan and beyond. The organization is dedicated to the improvement of Chinese language teaching and learning and to the professional developments of its members. CLAM holds an annual conference each November.
The staff of the WSU-CI are especially thrilled to announce this year's keynote speaker, Dr. Larry Herzberg, Professor of Chinese at Calvin College and author of several books on Chinese language and culture, including: Speak and Read Chinese: Fun Mnemonic Devices for Remembering Chinese Words and Their Tones (Stone Bridge Press 2016) and Speak and Read Japanese: Fun Mnemonic Devices for Remembering Japanese Words and Their Meanings (Stone Bridge Press 2017). Along with his wife, Qin Herzberg, he has co-authored The China Survival Guide: How to Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps (2013), Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings: With Observations on Culture and Language (2012), and Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar: A Student's Guide to Correct Structure and Common Errors (2010). The Herzbergs have also completed a book entitled A Writing Guide for Learners of Chinese to be published in Chinese. along with three films, including The China Threat: Perception vs. Reality (2012). In addition to his prolific career as a professor and writer, Dr. Herzberg has also been a professional violinist with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years.
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