ERIC Number: ED327066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Languages and Distance Education: The Next Best Thing to Being There. ERIC Digest.
This digest focuses on the teaching of foreign languages through distance learning, which refers to instruction via satellite or other long-distance telecommunication technology. The following questions are addressed: (1) What is distance learning? (2) Why is distance learning used? (3) How can distance learning provide the interaction necessary for developing foreign language skills? (4) Why hasn't the option of two-way communication been used more extensively in distance education? (5) Are there examples of programs that teach language via distance learning? (6) How effective is foreign language teaching via distance learning? and (7) What are some keys to successful distance learning programs? (VWL)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.