Developing online language teacher identities Interdisciplinary insights

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Informed by the other studies of the volume, this chapter argues that online language teacher education (OLTE) should make five considerations in reconceptualizing curricula and provides examples of learning activities that address each. First it should acknowledge that online digital language use differs considerably from in-person language equivalents, and second, that technology knowledge includes not only how to teach online but what digital language use is. Third, it should recognize that learners and teachers have modern techno-identities developed not only in their academic but their everyday lives as well. Fourth, it should leverage the power of the Internet to develop translanguacultural awareness and fifth, recognize that social presence is key to socio-collaborative learning, both in-person and online.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLanguage Teacher Development in Digital Contexts
EditorsHayriye Kayi-Aydar, Jonathon Reinhardt
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789027258243
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameLanguage Learning and Language Teaching
ISSN (Print)1569-9471


  • Digital language use
  • Languaculture
  • Online language teacher education
  • Social presence
  • Techno-identities
  • Transcultural awareness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language


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