ERIC Number: ED389211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
E-Mail for English Teaching: Bringing the Internet and Computer Learning Networks into the Language Classroom.
This book is designed to provide essential information for English teachers to begin using electronic mail (e-mail) and the Internet as tools for teaching English, as well as for Internet veterans, to take a look at new approaches and ideas. It includes ways that teachers can use the Internet for their own research and communication and a myriad of ways that teachers can involve students in using e-mail and new tools like MOOs and the World Wide Web. Throughout, the book highlights pedagogical factors for teachers to consider when bringing students into collaborative groups referred to as computer learning networks. Chapter 1 explains what e-mail is and how to use it; chapter 2 introduces ways teachers can use e-mail and the Internet on their own, for collaboration and communication with colleagues, and accessing resources. Chapter 3 discusses uses of e-mail and computer networking in a single classroom, while chapter 4 discusses possibilities for using e-mail and the Internet for cross-cultural communication. Chapter 5 introduces the use of e-mail in distance education to teach language, provide cultural orientation, and train teachers. Chapter 6 discusses how teachers and students can gather data from around the world using special tools for the Internet, and chapter 7 discusses ways of integrating all of the above within an educational program. Appendixes list journals, contacts and organizations, electronic mail sites, and an electronic mail glossary. Contains 13 references. (NAV)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Electronic Mail, English (Second Language), Internet, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Inc., 1600 Cameron St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($17.95; members, $14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.