A teacher working at the China Cultural Center in Bangkok gives a livestreamed class to his students amid the coronavirus outbreak. [Photos provided to Chinaculture.org]
Although the COVID-19 outbreak has caused a massive closure of schools, it has also urged schools to advance experiments with livestreamed classes to keep teaching and learning uninterrupted during this special time.
Since March 1, the China Cultural Center in Bangkok has also taken part in the experiment by moving all seven of its Chinese classes online, a measure to protect students' safety while maintaining their Chinese learning.
This screenshot shows students interacting with their teacher during an online Chinese class offered by the China Cultural Center in Bangkok.
Aside from preparation to guarantee a stable internet connection, the center's staff came up with methods in advance to cope with problems that may arise during the online courses. Furthermore, all online classes have been conducted in the same manner as offline ones and all homework, written or oral, is required to be sent to the teachers' email boxes for grading.
The online courses have proven popular among the center's students, who said they are happy to be able to attend classes amid the epidemic.