Teaching ESL/EFL with the Internet : Catching the Wave / Edition 1

Teaching ESL/EFL with the Internet : Catching the Wave / Edition 1

by Carine M. Feyten, Michelle D. Macy, Jeannie Ducher, Maktoto Yoshii
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130885401

ISBN-13: 9780130885401

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson

This guide helps future teachers use the Internet effectively and creatively in their ESL/EFL classrooms. Designed by scholars and teachers of second language acquisition and educational technology, this user-friendly text will equip its reader with the necessary pedagogical principles for using technology in the classroom. Also provided are field-tested

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This guide helps future teachers use the Internet effectively and creatively in their ESL/EFL classrooms. Designed by scholars and teachers of second language acquisition and educational technology, this user-friendly text will equip its reader with the necessary pedagogical principles for using technology in the classroom. Also provided are field-tested sample lessons teachers can immediately implement or use as a practical guide and framework to create their own lessons. The chapters are clearly written and the lessons are flexible and easy to modify to other levels and topics. Varied activities capitalize on the authentic and constantly updated nature of the Internet, encouraging learning in meaningful, relevant, and practical situational contexts. Each chapter offers sound pedagogical foundations and advice for teachers, as well as easy-to-read tips. A one-stop resource for ESL/EFL teachers, and for teaching graduate students how to use the Internet in their ESL/EFL courses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130885401
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with A Rational & Guide for Integrating Listening into English Language Instruction. Chapters include two Beginning Lessons, Intermediate Lessons, and Advanced Lessons.)

1. Good Vibrations: Improving Listening Skills.

Beach Life: Listening for Biographical Information. On the Wild Side: Guessing an Animal's Identity. Salty Dog: Understanding the Behavior of Dogs. Beach Party: Identifying Famous People Through Biographies. The Island Daily: Using the News to Learn. The Waves of Our Lives: Interpreting Soap Opera Subplots.

2. Verbal Ventures: Fostering Oral Proficiency.

Tropical Storm: Planning Around the Weather Forecast. Cruising: Selecting a Car. Get a Job!: Preparing a Résumé & Job Interview. Surfing Safari: Planning a Trip to a National Park. Boomerang Beach: Exploring Australia. Language Limbo: Debating Controversial Issues.

3. Skimming & Deep Diving: Reading Skills and Comprehension.

Save the Manatees: Discovering an Endangered Species. Menus to Go-Go: Creating Original Menus. London Luau: Uncovering London's Treasures. Legend of Atlantis: Analyzing Native American Legends. Seasick: Identifying Illnesses from Their Symptoms. Making Waves: Following Instructions to Construct a Website.

4. Write a Wave: Developing Writing Skills.

Message in a Bottle: Composing & Sending E-cards. Circumnavigation: Corresponding with Key Pals. Starfish: Compiling a Celebrity Biography. A Place in the Sun: Applying to Colleges. Rising Tides: Reporting on Global Warming. Exploring the Seven Seas: Creating a Collaborative Travelogue.

5. Surfing the Planet: Exploring Culture.

Stars on the Water: Interpreting Horoscopes. The Roaring Surf: Exploring Animal Sounds. Clambake!: Relating Food & Culture. Leprechaun Lagoon: Investigating Holiday Symbolism. Go with the Flow: Exploring Etiquette. Beach Blanket Bingo: Critiquing Film.

6. Assessment.

Individual Presentation Rubric. Small-Group Presentation Rubric. Pair/Group Interaction Rubric. Writing Rubric.

Appendix : Tips for Using Computers & the Internet.

Glossary.

Index.

About the Authors.

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