An Investigation on Online Teacher Education Model to Teachers of Chinese as an International Language: Based on the Analysis by Text-mining Technique

Author
YAN, Jing

Source
International Journal of Chinese Language Education; Dec 2021; Issue No. 10; p.67 - 82

Publisher
Department of Chinese Language Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
Chinese Language Program, Columbia University
Chung Hwa Book Co. (H.K.) Ltd.

Abstract
Since the widespread of learning Chinese in the global context, increasing attention has been paid to teacher education of Chinese as an international language (CIL). Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, online teaching mode has been widely employed in teacher education. However, a dearth of research has investigated the training of CIL teachers via online teaching mode. The study conducted online teacher training about task-based language teaching (TBLT) to master’s students of teaching CIL. The study applied the text mining technique to analyze the reflections and collaborative discussion that were generated by the students on the Moodle and extracted the meaningful and representative themes from the students’ written texts to demonstrate development in their understanding of TBLT. Based on the results, the study suggests that online teacher education should use technology to provide teachers with opportunities for reflecton, collaborative discussion and knowledge construction.

Keywords
teachers of Chinese as an international language teacher education online teaching text-mining

Language
Chinese

ISSN
2520-7733 (Print); 2521-4241 (Online)

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