This chapter consists of three sections: first, it provides a brief overview of the empathy theory and its applications in education. Second, it discusses in detail for how to apply the empathy theory in online Chinese language education with examples, taking from the author’s experience teaching international students majoring in Chinese language in a Chinese university in 2020. Third, the chapter summarizes the new roles of teachers in applying empathy in online Chinese language education and suggests an empathetic model that involves multidisciplinary knowledge and approaches. To conclude, the chapter emphasizes the importance and benefits of empathy in education, particularly online language teaching. The interdisciplinary knowledge of Chinese teachers plays a positive auxiliary role in international Chinese teaching.
- Online teaching and learning
- Chinese language education