ERIC Number: ED442277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Authentic Language Learning Experiences through Internet Technology. ERIC Digest.
LeLoup, Jean W.; Ponterio, Robert
Foreign language teachers are continually searching for better ways of accessing authentic materials and providing experiences that will improve their students' knowledge and skills. The Internet has transformed communication around the world and can play a major role in the foreign language classroom. This digest illustrates how Internet software can enhance the classroom experience. In addition to the original Internet applications, like FTP (file transfer protocol) for moving files between machines and Telnet for logging into distant computers, the wide range of features and media (text, image, sound, video, multimedia) supported by the current crop of Internet programs makes them powerful additions to the foreign language teacher's repertoire. A number of Internet applications are highlighted that can be used to enrich the foreign language classroom. (VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Databases, Electronic Journals, Electronic Mail, Internet, Listservs, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, World Wide Web
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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.