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1 How to use the Internet in the EFL classroom MA lecture 19 November 2010

2 Why use the Internet (a) it provides authentic language materials; (b) it enhances the student's level of literacy in conducting on-line communication; (c) it enables the student to interact with native and non-native speakers; (d) it makes the learning process lively, dynamic, and interesting; (e) it gives both the student and the teacher the power to work efficiently (Li, 2005).

3 Muehleisen (1997) The Internet places English in an international context. Students quickly discover that a majority of the information on the Internet is in English; The Internet places English in an international context. Students quickly discover that a majority of the information on the Internet is in English; they also discover that they can use English as a means of learning about and communicating with people around the world, and not just in English speaking countries. they also discover that they can use English as a means of learning about and communicating with people around the world, and not just in English speaking countries. Internet projects are interactive. Even when students are simply browsing, they are actively choosing what they will look at next. Searching for information involves work on the part of the students, as do sites which ask the user to fill out forms. Internet projects are interactive. Even when students are simply browsing, they are actively choosing what they will look at next. Searching for information involves work on the part of the students, as do sites which ask the user to fill out forms.

4 Internet for SS: advantages a large variety of authentic information resources: on-line encyclopaedias, dictionaries, glossaries, maps, e-books, tests, videos, songs (lyrics), audio-material, live radio (BBC4), forums, blogs communication ( , Skype, MSN, Facebook, iwiw – letters and live chat) – an endless source of cooperative/project work

5 Internet for SS: problems, limitations Access (at school, at home) Class control? Impossible to check all SS They visit others sites / defocus + danger Teachers computer literacy Parents approach: a door of evil? Busy lines, too many ads, sites under construction, etc.

6 Internet for teachers: benefits Gateway sites ELT resources – we save time by using ready-made task sheets, handouts Journals and newsletters Academic databases Distance learning courses Videoconferencing A resource for pictures, audio-material, games, etc. - anagrams - prefixes Scrabble

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8 Useful sites Materials: Task sheets: Both and more: Lesson plan debates: e6.htm e6.htm e6.htm Learn more at: How to find EFL material: internet/ internet/ internet/

9 Reading material Energizing the ESL/EFL Classroom through Internet Activities At InternetActivities.html

10 HOMEWORK Introduce a website that you find beneficial for ELT materials and would recommend your peers. Make a presentation; emphasize the positive factors and briefly describe tasks that you find especially useful. The best 5 presentations will go on the common website Introduce a website that you find beneficial for ELT materials and would recommend your peers. Make a presentation; emphasize the positive factors and briefly describe tasks that you find especially useful. The best 5 presentations will go on the common website


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