ERIC Number: ED475051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Student-Constructed Web Pages for Intercultural Understanding.
Kitao, Kenji; Kitao, S. Kathleen
The Internet is a resource that allows English as a Second Language (ESL) students to communicate meaningfully in English. One way to combine the Internet with teaching English is to give students a group or individual assignment to make their own Web pages. As they complete these assignments, they can develop skills in searching out resources on the Internet, gathering information, reading in English, selecting and classifying information, writing in English, organizing information, describing resources, presenting information in an appropriate manner, audience analysis, communicating with other group members, and writing HTML. One Japanese university has organized cultural Web page projects for ESL students. This paper describes the advantages and disadvantages of such assignments. Advantages include using English to communicate and learning to present and organize information effectively. Disadvantages include difficulty due to lack of experience with the Web and difficulty finding useful Web resources. The paper also reviews several student Web projects and explains how to conduct such an assignment. It concludes by listing relevant Web pages. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Doshisha Univ., Kyoto (Japan).; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
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Identifiers - Location: Japan