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Perspectives of Instructors and Students on Online Chinese Teaching and Learning in 2020: Preliminary Findings

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This chapter reports preliminary findings of two surveys conducted to investigate the perspectives of instructors and students regarding their online Chinese teaching and learning experiences. Seventy-eight instructors teaching Chinese in eight countries and 133 students studying Chinese in nine countries completed the surveys before June 1, 2020. The findings revealed that a majority of instructors and students perceived online learning outcomes lower than onsite and that they would choose face-to-face or hybrid instructional modes if given a choice. However, the majority reported that they were willing to teach/take fully online courses in the future. Furthermore, the instructors expressed their confidence in teaching online, and most students indicated their overall satisfaction with online learning. These findings are discussed with relevant literature and further recommendations.

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  • Online Chinese teaching
  • Online Chinese learning
  • Surveys
  • Students
  • Instructors

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    The global monitoring of school closures caused by COVID-19 including the visualized evolution over time is available at https://en.unesco.org/COVID19/educationresponse.

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Liu, S., Wang, Y., Zhan, H. (2022). Perspectives of Instructors and Students on Online Chinese Teaching and Learning in 2020: Preliminary Findings. In: Liu, S. (eds) Teaching the Chinese Language Remotely. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87055-3_15

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