Summary: Untangling the Web was developed by a member of a teaching team that has built Websites and co-authored several leading CD-ROM and online projects. Untangling the Web adopts a basic, user-friendly, conversational style and provides the essentials--both in terms of getting connected to the Internet and how to use the Internet to support and encourage foreign language learning. Untangling the Web is the only Internet guide designed specifically ...show morefor second language learners and instructors. Topics include: languages sites (e.g., dictionaries, verb conjugates), cultural sites (e.g., maps, weather reports, train/plane schedules), lists of important link sites (e.g., FLTeach, Tennessee Bob), Media (e.g., TV, radio, hypernews), career information (e.g., professional organizations, on-line job lists), person-to-person chat (e.g., e-mail, listservs, newsgroups, real time chat) and FTP. (e.g., downloadable language games, drills, activities). Untangling the Web includes class-tested activities and guided practice for each of the Internet's components within a framework of second language learning: WWW, Usenet (newsgroups), FTP, Gopher, E-mail, Telnet, and IRC (live chat groups). Includes crisp, clear diagrams and sample computer screens. Appendices: Lists of important foreign language Websites, suggested readings, resources for language and culture studies. A guide to the St. Martin's Modern Languages Website. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 98
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