Campus Units

World Languages and Cultures

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2017

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching

Volume

8

Issue

2

First Page

55

Last Page

69

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to synthesize the research on skills and competencies to prepare college language teachers to teach online since the publication of Hampel and Stickler's article “New skills for new classrooms: Training tutors to teach languages online” in 2005. The researcher identified 15 studies in peer-reviewed journals to review. The findings reveal that new understandings have emerged about the necessary abilities and skills that a language teacher needs to acquire to be prepared to teach online. Important strategies to prepare teachers to gain these skills and abilities include learning by doing, by observation, and through reflection and learning from a critical friend's feedback. Implications for designing programs to prepare language teachers to teach online are discussed.

Comments

This article is published as Zhang, S. A review of literature on preparing language teachers to teach online:What is needed and what has been done? Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching. 8.2 (2017).

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

zh

File Format

application/pdf

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