Jean W. LeLoup, SUNY Cortland
Robert Ponterio, SUNY Cortland
NSAFLT Annual Meeting Series 2000
I. Overview of the article
Why use technology in the first place?
- What is the role of the learning standards for FL in designing activities?
- What authentic Internet materials might be of use in the FL classroom?
- How can we find materials appropriate to our curricular goals?
- What is the pedagogical basis for working with these materials?
- Putting it all together: sample activities
"A Communications Technology Module for the Foreign Language Methods Course"
II. National Standards for Foreign Language Learning
The 5 C's: Communication (3 modes: interpretive, interpersonal, presentational), Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, Communities
ACTFL page on National Standards
"Meeting the National Standards: Now What Do I Do?" JWL & RP
(abridged version for ERIC)
III. Authentic Materials in the FL classroom:
- Official govenrnment sites
- Non-Governmental Organizations
- Educational institutions
- Unofficial sites
- Online discussion archives
- Commerical sites (ads, sales, services)
- Elecronic media (newspapers, magazines, radio, television)
- Teacher developed materials
IV. Finding Materials for Curricular Goals
Topics of the New York State Syllabus:
(Modern Languages for Communication. New York State Syllabus. (n.d.) Albany, NY: The State Education Department. pp. 13-17)
- Personal Identification
- House and Home
- Family Life
- Physical Environment
- Meal Taking/Food/Drink
- Health and Welfare
- Earning a Living
- Public and Private Services
- Current Events
V. Pedagogical basis for lessons
Reference pages for web activity creation:Multimedia Development for International Communication:
http://web.cortland.edu/flteach/MM-COURSE/first-www.htmlCalifornia FL Teachers Project: