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Learning languages on Internet

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Learning languages on Internet In internet language learning and teaching materials and resources are unlimited. Until just a few years ago, language study was limited to the classroom or home study by books. As we have seen in the preceding chapters, in the last few decades listening technology has enhanced the possibilities of teaching and learning languages: first vinyl records, then cassettes and recently CDs. Nowadays technology has finally given us the most efficient format yet: the internet. Options to learn languages by internet are still limited but the potential is not. The capability for online language learning resources to provide text, audio, images and video makes it the most efficient possible format for self-study, and the potential is unlimited However, the current conditions and requirements mean that most people will have to use the internet to supplement some other method, such as books, audio, software or classes. WHAT YOU CAN FIND IN INTERNET AS A SOURCE FOR LEARNING & TEACHING EFL 1. WEB BASED RESOURCES FOR EFL TEACHER PLANNING - AUTHENTIC MATERIALS: newspapers, magazines, radio. - CONTENT INFORMATION: lesson ideas, didactic units, educational theory, activities, dictionaries. 2. SELF-STUDY MATERIALS: interactive exercises, grammar, audio, video, songs, games, flashcards. 3. ECOMMUNICATION FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS: ePals, ask an expert, listservs, forums. 4. ONLINE PUBLISHING FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS: blogs, wikis, electronic portfolios. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING BY INTERNET ADVANTAGES FREE Most online language learning resources are free, however, some of the best are not free. LESS FORMAL Internet sites in general, including language sites, tend to be written in a more personal style than with the more formal commercial language learning products. DISADVANTAGES MUST HAVE COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS This is obvious, but to take advantage of the best internet resources, you must have a broadband connection of some kind. MOSTLY FOR BEGINNERS Most online language learning and teaching materials or resources are just the basics for beginners. They are not exhaustive or as thorough as a commercial product.

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Duration: 4 minutes and 5 seconds
Country: Spain
Language: English
Producer: Manuel Pérez Gutiérrez
Director: Manuel Pérez Gutiérrez
Views: 233
Posted by: mapegu on Dec 18, 2008

In internet language learning and teaching materials and resources are unlimited. The capability for online language learning resources to provide text, audio, images and video makes it the most efficient possible format for self-study.

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