ERIC Number: ED448611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
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Using the Internet for ESL Beginners.
This brief paper argues for using the Internet for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction. Students of all ages and levels share an enthusiasm for exploring information and interacting online, and the often heard conventional wisdom that the Internet is too difficult for all but the most advanced ESL students is not true. ESL teachers need pictures, sound files, and videos to support their language teaching, and many are eager to share their lesson plans, activities, and curricula. The Internet is a fantastic resource for all these needs. Several ESL-friendly and useful Web sites are described and suggested. Great sources for "downloadable" photos, drawings, clip art, graphics, and java games are also suggested. A table entitled "Beginning ESL Internet Sites" providing a name, URL, and description for 22 sites is appended. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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