Web Page Design as a Tool for English Proficiency
Francesco Cavallaro, Lakshmy Krishnan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
AACE Journal Volume 15, Number 2, ISSN 1065-6901 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Rapid advancements in technology have revolutionized the way languages are taught and learned, so much so that the concepts of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and the more recent online learning (or elearning) and are now familiar to anyone with Internet access. Surfing the Net has become such a popular pursuit among students that the Internet has been incorporated into many courses (Taylor, Jamieson and Eignor, 2000; Stepp-Greany, 2002).
This article describes how a web-design project was introduced into an English proficiency course at a University in Singapore. The project was introduced as a way to provide a meaningful and motivating context to frame language learning (Warschauer 1996b). Overall the project was successful in encouraging students and increasing their confidence in using English. The completed projects showed much creativity in both design and language use. However, some problems did arise and these will be discussed along with possible solutions to help improve similar projects in the future.
Cavallaro, F. & Krishnan, L. (2007). Web Page Design as a Tool for English Proficiency. AACE Journal, 15(2), 131-157. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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