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Using the Web to Teach Culture and Critical Thinking Skills

The following is an excerpt from this issue of the CLEAR newsletter.  Please click the link below to read the full article.

Quite a few claims have been made lately about the fantastic resources that foreign language teachers can find on the World Wide Web (WWW). With this article we will explore why the web is so good for foreign language teaching and specifically why and how WWW-based activities can be useful for teaching our students about the target culture. The web provides a storehouse of realia, authentic language, and topics that have broad appeal to students. As such it is a valuable tool for teaching culture as advocated in the ACTFL standards and by many scholars. In addition, it provides students with opportunities to make meaning and test their hypotheses of the target culture.

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