ERIC Number: ED457684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Babel: Language Learning Online.
The book and accompanying CD-ROM is designed to assist teachers who want to develop their own materials on the World Wide Web, are interested in integrating interesting Web sites and ideas into their curriculum, or are interested in students' perspectives of the Web. It is also for anyone who wishes to refresh a language or get a feel for a new one or who wants to learn more about Web-based language teaching. The book is divided into three parts and several chapters. Part one, "Development: Doing It with More or Less," includes eight chapters and an introduction: "InterDeutsch: Going Solo: First Steps into Virtual Teaching on a Zero Budget" (Claudia Popov); "Advanced EFL Online: How Can It Help? (Miriam Schcolnik); "A Resource Centre on the Net: A Model for Less Commonly Taught Languages" (Injung Cho); "Going Online: Can Language Teachers Go It Alone and Is It Worth the Heartache?" (Sally Staddon); "Sakura: An Interactive Site for Japanese Language Learners" (Takako Tomoda, Brian May); "Online German for Secondary School Students" (Stefo Stojanovsjki, Fred Hollingsworth, Jennifer Saynor-Locke); "Building Bridges: Design Issues for a Web-Based Chinese Course" (Jane Orton); and "Worlds of Words: Tales for Language Teachers" (Truna Aka J. Turner). Part two, "Practice: Virtual Language Learning Revisited," and part three, "Research: Absolutely Worth the Effort," are not divided into chapters. Web site references appear throughout the text. (Contains 67 references.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Chinese, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Educational Technology, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, German, Hypermedia, Information Technology, Japanese, Learning Modules, Multimedia Materials, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Uncommonly Taught Languages, World Wide Web
Publications and Clearinghouse Manager, Language Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, VIC 3001.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Language Australia, Melbourne (Victoria).
Identifiers - Location: Australia