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International Bilingual and Multilingual Conference
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Canadian International School, Singapore
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Oct 4 (Friday) 8:00 to Oct 5 (Saturday) 5:00pm


Bilingual education professionals worldwide are invited to join us as CIS hosts the 2024 International Bilingual and Multilingual Conference.

The Singapore Canadian International School is delighted to announce its inaugural Bilingual/Multilingual Education Conference, taking place on October 4th to October 5th, 2024, in Singapore. This conference will focus on the theme: "Advantages, Challenges, and Best Practices of Bilingual Education in the AI Era."

We warmly invite bilingual education professionals worldwide to join us at CIS, visit our bilingual classrooms, witness students' passion for learning, and participate in discussions with experts on navigating the challenges of bilingual education in this new era.

Keynote Speakers

Joel Bellassen
Professor Joel Bellassen

Joel Bellassen, a French national, studied at Beijing Language and Culture University and Peking University from 1973 to 1975. He served as the Chief Inspector of Chinese Language at the French Ministry of Education and a doctoral tutor at the French National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures. Tutor of doctoral students in teaching methods, founder and first president of the French Chinese Teachers Association, and currently president of the European Chinese Language Teaching Association.

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Professor Guy Trainin

Prof. Guy Trainin is a Professor of Education at the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He focuses his research on the areas of Literacy, Innovative Learning Technologies, and Integrated Arts Education. He teaches pre-service education as well as graduate courses in field research methods, innovative learning technologies, and Arts Education research. In recent years Prof. Trainin has been studying innovative learning technologies in schools in Nebraska, South Africa, India, and China with a specific focus on mobile devices, Computer Science Education, and creativity.

Tan Chee Lay
Professor Tan Chee Lay

Tan Chee Lay (PhD, Oriental Studies, Cambridge University) is currently Deputy Head of Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group at NIE, NTU. He was awarded the Young Artist Award and the Singapore Youth Award. A founding member of the multilingual Poetry Festival Singapore, he has been the judge for the Cultural Medallion, Singapore Book Prize, and SEA Write Award. A prolific writer of various genres, he has published almost 30 books of academic and creative writing.

Theme and Sub-themes

Theme: International Bilingual and Multilingual Conference 2024


  1. Bilingual/Multilingual Education
  2. Cross-cultural Teaching and Learning
  3. K-12 Native and second language teaching strategies
  4. AI in Teaching and Learning
  5. Teacher Professional Development

Date and Venue

October 4 & 5, 2024
Canadian International School
7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414

School Visit:

Oct 4, 8:30 am -12:00 noon

* Due to limitations in the number of people and space, teaching tours are only available to the first 200 participants who have successfully registered and paid.

Call for Workshop Abstract/Proposal Submission

Workshop Abstract / Proposal Submission (Can be in either Chinese or English)

Click here  to submit your Workshop Abstract / Proposal or scan the QR code below. Click more info button below for more details.


Workshop: 40 mins per session


  1. Submit the workshop abstract/proposal via the QR code link on the left.
  2. Self-introduction: should not exceed 200 words in English or 150 characters in Chinese.
  3. 1 digital photo, passport size, 600x600 pixels (i.e. 2x2 inch at 300 DPI)
  4. Each abstract/proposal should not exceed 400 words in English or 300 characters in Chinese. Abstract/Proposal should align with any one of the sub-themes above.
  5. Submission due date: Before June 14, 2024

* All shortlisted workshop leaders will be informed after June 14, 2024.

* All shortlisted workshop leaders will get the workshop leader certificate.

* All shortlisted abstracts/proposals will be posted on the conference brochures.

Registration and Payments

2024 CIS International Bilingual and Multilingual Conference

Click more info button below for more details.

Registration Form-会议注册

Click here to register or scan the QR code.

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Early Bird Price:
SGD 390 with GST. (Date: Now to June 30, 2024 )
Normal Price:

SGD 460 with GST.(Date: June 30 to August 10, 2024 )
Student Price:

SGD 350 with GST. (Date: Now to August 10, 2024 )
*Please send a copy of your student ID/photo of your student ID/certificate of enrollment (stamped with the official seal of your institution) to cis-ibmc2024@cis.edu.sg as proof of your purchase of
student fares.
* Student tickets are only for full-time/part-time university students and Holders of "Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages".
*Lunches and tea breaks are included in the fare.

Payment method

  1. Bank details for the transfer (For Singapore and overseas participants)
  2. PayNow (For Singapore participants)

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  1. Bank details for the transfer (For Singapore and overseas participants:
    Account Name: Canadian International School Pte Ltd
    Bank Name: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
    Limited, Singapore Branch
    Bank Code: 8712
    Branch Code: 100
    Account Number: 0103010001002149955
    Swift Code: ICBKSGSGXXX
    Bank Address: 6 Raffles Quay #23-01 Singapore 048580
    Account Type: Current Account
  2. PayNow (For Singapore participants) : PayNow details for the transfer:
    UEN Code 199002243HICB
    Account No.: 0103010001002149955

1. Fill out and submit the registration form.
2. Make the payment.
3. Please screenshot your payment and rename it using the "registered name + Employer".
4. Please send your payment screenshot to cisibmc2024@cis.edu.sg

Registration Form