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The Internet: a tool for language

Viviana Silvera
Andrea García
Sandra Fernández
Santiago De León
The impact of the Internet on society

• The Internet revolution

– Internet users
– Internet illiterates
The impact of the Internet on society

Information
News, books, magazines.

Communication
Web (chat rooms, e-mails, radio)
The impact of the Internet on society

Medicine
research, empowers patients

Business
websites, entertainment
The impact of the Internet on society

Education
on-line learning, global knowledge, interaction
between different cultures
Language acquisition & the Internet

Why should we use the Internet for language


learning?

Information
Communication
Entertainment
Education

BUT…
Language acquisition & the Internet

Krashen's Five Hypotheses


• The Acquisition/ Learning Hypothesis

• The Monitor Hypothesis

• The Natural Order Hypothesis

• The Input Hypothesis

• The Affective Filter Hypothesis


Language acquisition & the Internet

• Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences

• Linguistic (Blogs, wikies, chat


rooms)
Language acquisition & the Internet

• Logical / Mathematical (The Internet)


Language acquisition & the Internet

• Spatial (multi players games, google


earth)
• Bodily-kinesthetic (multi players
games)
Language acquisition & the Internet

• Musical (on-line videos, songs,


radios)
Language acquisition & the Internet

• Naturalist (window on the whole


world, cyber pets)
Language acquisition & the Internet

• Interpersonal (chat rooms, MPG)


Language acquisition & the Internet

• Intrapersonal (My space, Facebook,


personal blogs)
The Internet in the EFL classroom

• The teacher’s role: a new challenge

– Attitude

– Lesson management
The Internet in the EFL classroom

New times… a change in attitude


The Internet in the EFL classroom

Tips for using the Internet

•Be prepared
•Be patient
•Be organized
•Be exploratory
•Be critical
•Be cooperative
•Be realistic
The Internet in the EFL classroom

•Lesson management

•Planning : -Pre-computer work


-Computer work
-Post-computer work

•Internet skills
-searching and sorting
-evaluating
How it works: let’s surf!

We all know this one…


How it works: let’s surf!

…But do we know how to use it?


How it works: let’s surf!

Let’s take a look at the hits.


How it works: let’s surf!

That one looks interesting…


How it works: let’s surf!

For those in the back: a closer look.

This is another site you should know

Just a click away from the information!


How it works: let’s surf!

Wikipedia: a quick reference site.


How it works: let’s surf!

What does that mean? How do you


pronounce that?
How it works: let’s surf!

The Merriam-Webster dictionary online.


How it works: let’s surf!

What it means…
How it works: let’s surf!

… and how it’s pronounced.


How it works: let’s surf!

… and how it’s pronounced.

Let’s hear it again…


And again…
OK, one more time…
How it works: let’s surf!
Now I need the song…
How it works: let’s surf!
Did he say “till”?
How it works: let’s surf!

And we
could go on
forever…
How it works: let’s surf!
Oh! That’s what he meant.

Ratings
Remember…

“Any teacher who can be


replaced by a computer,
should be.”
(Anonymous)
Bibliography
Gardner, Howard. Frames of mind the theory of multiple intelligences. New York,
NY: BasicBooks, 1993.
Krashen, Stephen D. Second Language Acquisition and Second Language
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Teeler, Dede. How to Use the Internet in ELT. Upper Saddle River: Pearson ESL,
2000.
Windeatt, Scott, David Hardisty, and David Eastment. The Internet (Resource Books
for Teachers). New York: Oxford UP, USA, 2000.

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