Emergency online Chinese language teaching at the tertiary level

Results of a survey of teachers in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland

  • Chin-hui LIN (Autor/in)


Based on an online survey of 42 university Chinese language teachers from 19 higher educational institutions in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, this study aims to document and examine teachers’ experiences and perceptions of online teaching during the first emergency online semester (spring to summer 2020). The scope of investigation includes digital tool use before and during the pandemic, problems teachers encountered in a remote setting, what they regarded as positive and negative about online teaching, and whether their online teaching experiences will influence their future teaching. Furthermore, challenges of online assessments and handwriting skill teaching during this semester will also be discussed.


online teaching, teacher perception, digital tools, Covid-19