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Volume 11 Number 2, 2020
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Wang, Y., & Xu, J. (2020). A Survey on the Use of Technology and Digital Resources in CFL Instruction in Eastern European Countries before the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 11(2), 113-139.
[王云彤, & 许杰. (2020). 一个关于新冠疫情前东欧国家汉语教学中教育技术和数字化教学资源应用情况的问卷调研. 科技与中文教学 (Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching), 11(2), 113-139.]

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The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 pushed Chinese language instruction in Eastern European countries from in-person to online or remote instruction within a very short period of time. During this swift change to emergency remote teaching, an interesting research question emerged: how are instructional technology and digital resources used by Chinese language instructors in their in-person versus online oriented instruction. This paper reports the findings of a survey conducted at the end of November 2019 on the use of technology and digital resources by Chinese language instructors from various Confucius Institutes in Eastern European countries. The survey was intended to collect information to prepare for a teacher training program in summer 2020. Results from this survey provide a snapshot of the use of instructional technology in Chinese language teaching and instructors’ technical preparedness in Eastern European countries before the pandemic. Given the fact that the pandemic was not foreseen when the survey was conducted, its findings will hopefully provide meaningful references in future comparative studies on the effect of the use of instructional technology for Chinese language learning and instruction before and after the pandemic. It will also be helpful for developing teacher training programs on the use of instructional technology for Chinese language teaching in the future.


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