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Resourcing Foreign Language Learning via the Internet

Loredana Polezzi, Department of Italian
Editors Note

The Italian department has been an early adopter of web-supported learning. This 1997 article looks at how the wealth of resources available on the web are changing the way IT is used in the teaching of Modern Languages from simply a useful tool for the development of grammatical and spelling accuracy, or for revision and remedial work, to one that begins to address the division between language and culture teaching and so support new pedagogy based on combining the two. Such resources and approaches facilitate the learning of language in context and students are exploring more independent ways of learning and developing longer term learning habits that will serve them well beyond thier course of formal studies.

First appeared in Interactions Issue 2 Summer 1998