Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/69672

Using the online forums to integrate the standards into the foreign language curriculum

File Size Format  
2009 07.pdf 523.92 kB Adobe PDF View/Open

Item Summary

Title:Using the online forums to integrate the standards into the foreign language curriculum
Authors:Oskoz, Ana
Date Issued:01 Jan 2009
Publisher:Heinle Cengage Learning
Citation:Oskoz, A. (2009). Using the online forums to integrate the standards into the foreign language curriculum. The American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators and Directors of Foreign Languages Programs (AAUSC), 106-125. http://hdl.handle.net/102015/69672
Abstract:This chapter reports on the work conducted in a foreign language (FL) program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County that integrates both in-class and online discussions to reflect on students in and interpret various documents and experiences. In particular, this study focuses on students in one class of Intermediate Spanish I who used asynchronous online interactions to explore, analyze, and reflect on cultural topics. Five groups of students’ online discussions were collected and analyzed through the framework of the 5 goals of the Standards. Subsequent quantitative analysis of the data showed that the online forums can become springboards for students to share, debate, and interpret information; to
gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures; to reflect and make connections to additional bodies of knowledge; to compare and contrast the target culture with their own; and to participate in multilingual and multicultural communities.
Pedagogical suggestions to enhance the value of the discussion boards
are provided at the end of the chapter.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/69672
Volume:2009
Appears in Collections: 2009 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF THE STANDARDS IN COLLEGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION


Please email libraryada-l@lists.hawaii.edu if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.

Items in ScholarSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.