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Learning languages through technology

Author: Elizabeth Hanson-Smith; Sarah Rilling
Publisher: Alexandria, Va., USA : Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, ©2006.
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This volume demonstrates how teachers captivate the imagination of learners, from school children to postgraduates, by providing real-world purposes for language. The authors are from educational  Read more...

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Learning languages through technology.
Alexandria, Va., USA : Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, ©2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Hanson-Smith; Sarah Rilling
ISBN: 9781931185363 1931185360
OCLC Number: 122938838
Description: iv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction: Using technology in teaching languages / Elizabeth Hanson-Smith and Sarah Rilling --
Section I: Language development online : skill building through technology. Using synchronous communication collaboratively in ESP / Dafne González --
Problems of time and exposure in vocabulary acquisition : an electronic solution / Marti Sevier --
Using online academic writing modules in an IEP environment / Randi Reppen and Camilla Vásquez --
Developing a Web-based listening course / In-Seok Kim --
Issue: CALL and the nonautonomous learner : build it, but will they come? / Thomas N. Robb --
Section I questions and activities --
Section II: Content-based and task-based learning : collaborative CALL. Making content connections online via the GLOBE Program / Teresa J. Kennedy --
CALL and content-area teaching / Bernard Susser --
Meaningful tasks with video in the ESOL classroom / Nicolas Gromik --
An ESL OWL takes flight : social and curricular issues in an online writing lab / Sarah Rilling --
Issue: Mismatch or missed opportunity? : addressing student expectations about technology / Maggie Sokolik --
Section II questions and activities --
Section III: Authentic audience in a Web-based world. First steps in experimenting with computers / Teresa Almeida d'Eça --
Real-world contexts, skills, and service learning for secondary school language learners / Mary Jewell --
Redefining the blog : from composition class to flexible learning / Graham Stanley --
Issue: The teacher's critical role in effective online courses / Latricia Trites --
Section III questions and activities --
Section IV: Constructivism in professional development. Virtual basegroup : e-mentoring in a reflective electronic support network / Anne Dahlman and Sarah Tahtinen --
Reinvention of an online teacher education course : from cooperation to collaboration / Klaus Gommlich and Theresa Minick --
Implementing an online ESL teacher education program / Andreas Schramm and Ann Mabbott --
Issue: Tools for online teacher communities of practice / Vance Stevens --
Section IV questions and activities.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Hanson-Smith and Sarah Rilling.
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