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Reconfiguration of L2 Chinese Learners’ Ecologies of Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic in China and the US

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This chapter examines how L2 Chinese learners’ ecologies of resources were reconfigured at universities in China and the US when face-to-face instruction was abruptly migrated to remote delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This chapter first conceptualizes four general categories of resources that support the L2 Chinese learners, that is, environment, technological tools, people, and knowledge and skills, then identifies the specific resources available to them during this global crisis and discusses how these resources interacted with the L2 Chinese learners to support their learning. Findings indicate that all four categories of resources were significantly restructured. While similarities can be found in how the ecologies of resources were reconfigured at universities in China and the US, some differences and reasons behind them were highlighted as well.

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  • COVID-19
  • L2 Chinese learners
  • Ecology of resources
  • Remote instruction

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Mu, B., Ma, C., Tian, Y. (2022). Reconfiguration of L2 Chinese Learners’ Ecologies of Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic in China and the US. In: Liu, S. (eds) Teaching the Chinese Language Remotely. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87055-3_14

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