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The Internet's potential for interactivity and communication with speakers of the target language are two other big advantages for language teachers. Interactive drills on the web can take drill out of the classroom freeing up time for communicative activites. Communication with target language speakers allows our students to use the language in a more meaningful way.
see examples of how our colleagues have used these resources
Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes from Lewis Johnson of the CLTA. See the web lessons made by our colleagues at the Summer Seminars at UCSB and CSU San Bernardino. Lots of great activities and ideas. Lesson plans for ESL/EFL, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Philipino, and Spanish.
C.B. Putnams'Home Page Foreign Language Teaching Using the Internet. This is the page to come back to later. Includes an online course for using the Internet in K-12 FL. Lesson plans for French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Detailed plans for the "virtual trip" lesson.