Didattica delle lingue a distanza durante l’emergenza Covid-19: il quadro generale

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https://doi.org/10.21283/2376905X.14.245

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REMOTE TEACHING, COVID-19, FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING

Abstract

The shift to online teaching aimed at containing the spread of Coronavirus has led the group of Research and Action on Foreign Language Teaching to release a survey with the purpose of assessing the impact of remote instruction on foreign language teaching. 136 teachers and 241 students at both the university and secondary level have participated in this survey. The aim of this article is to describe the content of the survey and the make-up of the participants and to present the main findings. Of particular note from this survey is (i) the lack of clear directives from their educational institutions, which is a symptom of the immediate nature of the measures put into place; (ii) a generalized resistance to experiment with new pedagogical resources that are better suited for the digital format; (iii) the greatest challenge in developing the ability to interact and to communicate orally; (iv) a high level of difficulty in guaranteeing the trustworthiness and the integrity of the assessments.

Author Biography

Sergio Conti, Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Sergio Conti is an adjunct professor of Chinese Language, Translation and Culture at the University of Roma Tre, the University of Siena and the University of Napoli ‘L’Orientale’. He received his PhD from the University of Roma ‘Sapienza’ and was a research fellow at the University of Roma Tre where he assisted the Chinese students participating in the program Marco Polo/Turandot at the Language Center. His research focus is the teaching and learning of Chinese as a foreign language, in particular Chinese vocabulary and formulaic expressions, and the development of pragmatic competence.

Published

11/30/2021

How to Cite

Conti, S. (2021). Didattica delle lingue a distanza durante l’emergenza Covid-19: il quadro generale. EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages, 8(2), 9–52. https://doi.org/10.21283/2376905X.14.245

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