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1 The Internet in Foreign Language Classroom Karla J. Roman Written Work Written Work

2 The Internet Connects the world with a click of a button Connects the world with a click of a button Unimaginable amount of information Unimaginable amount of information Vast possibilities for learning experiences Vast possibilities for learning experiences

3 The Internet & Authentic Materials Visit places from across the World Visit places from across the World Many online reading materials Many online reading materials Numerous online practice activities Numerous online practice activities

4 Online Readings A variety of reading selections available A variety of reading selections available Images to help students visualize the text Images to help students visualize the text Comprehension is enhanced Comprehension is enhanced

5 Online Practice Activities Practice Drills Practice Drills Ability to work on certain concepts Ability to work on certain concepts Practice Quizzes and Tests available Practice Quizzes and Tests available Immediate feedback Immediate feedback

6 www. Conjuguemos.com www. Conjuguemos.com Website offers helps in Spanish, French, German and Latin. Website offers helps in Spanish, French, German and Latin. Students can focus on certain verbs, pronouns, and tenses. Students can focus on certain verbs, pronouns, and tenses. Possibility for scores to be automatically ed to teacher. Possibility for scores to be automatically ed to teacher.

7 Grammatical rules available Grammatical rules available Explanation of concepts Explanation of concepts Practice Quizzes & Test Practice Quizzes & Test

8 The End El Fin l'extrémité das Ende

9 Works with Paso A Paso textbook. Works with Paso A Paso textbook.

10 E-Pals Interaction amongst peers increases Interaction amongst peers increases Ability to practice reading and writing the language Ability to practice reading and writing the language Learn about the E-pals culture Learn about the E-pals culture Modern version of Pen Pals Modern version of Pen Pals

11 Pen Pals vs. E-Pals Possible out-dated text listing Possible out-dated text listing Days, even months waiting for response from other party Days, even months waiting for response from other party Costs of stamps, stationary, and envelopes Costs of stamps, stationary, and envelopes Current listing of participants Current listing of participants Frequent interaction between E-pals Frequent interaction between E-pals E-pals can without worrying about any costs. E-pals can without worrying about any costs.

12 Study on German Language Learners Interaction between German language learners and Native speakers. Interaction between German language learners and Native speakers. Constant interaction through Constant interaction through Increase of classroom participation Increase of classroom participation

13 French Language Learners Interaction with Native French speakers for 6 weeks Interaction with Native French speakers for 6 weeks Minimum 5 s a week per person Minimum 5 s a week per person Emphasis on content not grammar Emphasis on content not grammar Increase in vocabulary and more complex sentences. Increase in vocabulary and more complex sentences.

14 Closing Statement Integrating technology opens the door to new teaching method that will improve students abilities to comprehend and implement the language and the culture. Technology is the way of the future Integrating technology opens the door to new teaching method that will improve students abilities to comprehend and implement the language and the culture. Technology is the way of the future


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