Enhancing Communicative Language Skills through Effective Use of the World Wide Web in the Foreign Language Classroom


  • Claudia R. Kost

    1. University of Arizona
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      Claudia R. Kost (M.S., Purdue University) is pursuing a Ph.D. in Second-Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) at the University of Arizona.


ABSTRACT  This article addresses the use of the World Wide Web in the foreign language classroom. Methodological considerations for its effective implementation as well as various resources for instructors are introduced first. After the discussion of predidacticized material available on the Web, various practical examples of applications that focus on enhancing communicative proficiency are provided in detail. The article concludes with the presentation of several activities practicing different grammar items in a contextualized manner.