Re: Learning all online?
- I like the lake idea. However, there's something more cogent here:
It's the talk I gave a TESOL this last year and there's some evidence
in there of student learning online.
Best I can do from Jodhpur,
See you next week with more resources to hand,
--- In evonline2002_webheads@y..., Elizabeth Hanson-Smith
> This request for help came to me, and I am
> stumped--does anyone know of any all-online courses in
> ESL (or EFL)?
> I would categorically state that a lot of people do
> learn many things online, but how about language?
> Looking forward to your answers--
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> >>During a conversation today, a colleague called all
> online instruction
> question as "the wrong way to teach", stating that
> real second language
> learning (i.e. ESL, FL) will not and cannot occur if
> there is no
> physically (visibly/audibly) present. Obviously
> people do learn from
> but she was instead arguing against us moving into any
> kind of
> form of teaching. She precluded English 1A as
> I realized that I had no empirical research to support
> the value of
> distance/online/CALL vs. the traditional classroom, at
> least as far as
> learning a second language. Can you point me in the
> Rather than tell her to jump in a lake (since we could
> always outvote
> I'd like to present data (and student statements) as
> to the
> effectiveness of
> the online setting to enlighten her. I'm scouring the
> web, and we will
> drawing on local online ESL teachers/students to
> persuade her, but I
> you might know of some good resources.
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