Professional Standards for Teachers of Online Live English Teaching (OLET)

Hongzhi Zhang, Philip Wing Keung Chan, Louise Jenkins, Katrina Tour, Jennifer Cutri, Zhaobin Dong, Xiao Hu

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Many of the Online Live teaching practices that are currently being used were originally developed for a more traditional classroom environment where students have ‘face to face’ interaction with their teacher. These traditional practices have not necessarily been adapted for the Online Live Learning classroom. The purpose of this project was to research the current situation regarding Online Live language learning in China and globally, to identify best practice and provide recommendations to support the development of effective professional training for Online Live teachers.

The research was a qualitative study incorporating two major stages of data gathering. Stage one was a systematic literature review which covered the current status of online live teaching in China and in other countries. The review addressed the (i) standards and requirements for online live language teachers, (ii) government policies and regulations about Online Live teaching, (iii) the types of organisations which provide Online Live language teaching and (iv) the current status of Online Live language teaching. Stage two was a case study involving the analysis of Ai Online Live teaching resources and online teaching using four specific lessons.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMonash University
Number of pages118
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020


  • Teacher standards
  • Online live language teaching
  • Professional development
  • Chinese

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