ERIC Number: EJ831727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Happily Ever after: Integrating Language and Literature through Technology?
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v41 n1 p61-70 Spr 2008
This article describes a fourth-year German course on fairy tales that focuses on the integration of academic content with linguistic skills through technology-enhanced course modules. Situated in the discussion of the language-literature gap and the benefits of computer-assisted language learning, the proposed online course modules may prove appropriate in other German classes, thereby providing language educators with specific examples to help integrate the teaching of language and literature through online activities. Research findings from a qualitative study revealed several positive outcomes including increases in students' self-perceived confidence, motivation, and language skills as well as various challenges related to instructor involvement and functionality issues.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computer Assisted Instruction, Fairy Tales, Educational Technology, Language Skills, German, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Literature, Interdisciplinary Approach, Qualitative Research, Self Concept, Student Motivation
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