Beyond Classroom – Developing a YouTube Channel for Chinese Teaching and Learning (72850)

Session Information: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics
Session Chair: Catherine Hua Xiang

Friday, 22 September 2023 12:15
Session: Session 2
Room: Gotic
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

Due to the impact of Covid-19, new trends and ongoing development in the language education have emerged. The lockdown and pandemic forced many universities around the world to respond to how to provide good education and valuable experiences to students remotely. This paper aims to provide a narrative of the establishment and development of a YouTube channel for innovative teaching and learning beyond classroom settings.
Much past research (Luo & Yang, 2016, Wang 2015, Vanderplank 2010) have looked at the impact of video teaching, both from a production perspective as well as application perspective. Terantino (2011) specifically examined how less commonly taught languages were taught in the platform of YouTube. However, limited research examines the experiences and developmental stages of launching a brand new Youtube channel from scratch. The paper will address several key areas for teaching Chinese via YouTube, including: 1) the technology and rationale of the branding; 2) the themes and choices of playlists; 3) the ongoing development process of the channel. Furthermore, the paper will discuss the ongoing reflection of the course/video producer and educator herself, providing real sights from a teacher’s as well as viewers’ perspective on teaching via social media.
Finally, the paper will highlight the opportunities and challenges for teaching via social media, which is a growing trend due to Covid-19. It will offer suggestions on future integration of the learning experiences in and beyond the classroom. It argues for possibilities of both independence as well as integration of different teaching settings and contexts.

Catherine Hua Xiang, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Catherine Xiang is a University Professor/Principal Lecturer at London School of Economics and Political Science in United Kingdom

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00