The aim of this chapter is to describe the situation of online Chinese teaching at the university level in Italy during the COVID-19 period. In order to do so, we first provide some reference on online teaching and we then describe the main research results on Chinese language online teaching. These paragraphs are followed by the illustration of the figures related to Italian universities courses, with particular attention to two very different public institutions, one in Rome and the other in Milan. The last two sections are focused on the data collected in these two universities in order to verify how learners perceived online teaching and which are the main critical issues. Data have been collected by an online questionnaire, completed by 156 participants belonging to 5 different language levels.
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