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ERIC Number: ED377721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Using Foreign Language Resources on the Internet.
Dugan, J. Sanford; And Others
Use of the Internet in foreign language education, as a means of accessing authentic texts and current cultural information, is discussed. First, requirements for accessing the Internet are outlined, including obtaining an account, assessing software needs, and learning to navigate the network. General uses of the network are then examined, with advantages and disadvantages noted. These include communications (electronic mail, electronic bulletin boards, real-time conferencing) and finding and downloading information. Two student activities using these applications are described: gathering information on recent current events, and exploring the Internet for resources. Preparation, the activity itself, advantages, and problems are discussed. Appended materials include lists of access codes for new groups, academic listing services and electronic journals, gophers, World Wide Web resources, and miscellaneous resources. Additional sources of information about the Internet (print, electronic, and individual contact) are also listed here. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A