Using Web Resources as a Tools for Learning English as Second Language
Shu-Ting Hsu, Hui-Hua Chen, Transworld Institute of Technology, Taiwan ; Bwo-Ren Ke, National Penghu University, Taiwan
Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Abstract: The Web has just begun to be used as a tool for improving teaching and learning strategies for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). The resources of live communication, such as in Skype and Microsoft MSN, provides ESL teacher with many opportunities to link their students with other students who are native English speakers. Teachers of ESL teachers seem to be warming to the importance of constructivist learning theory and engaging students across cultures in meaningful dialogue. But, the clear impact of cultural knowledge on adult motivation language learning can encourage educators to use the Web more fully as a people-to-people resource. To make learning a language and its culture come alive, active engagement in chat rooms across the world can give students membership in an evolving global community. This article suggests Web activities for ESL teachers interested in improving language learning motivation and achievement in university adult students.
Hsu, S.T., Chen, H.H. & Ke, B.R. (2010). Using Web Resources as a Tools for Learning English as Second Language. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 4083-4088). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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