This is an excellent site offering resources for educators especially ESL and foreign language teachers. It contains links for lesson planning and sites for teaching and learning foreign languages. Multimedia presentations as well as technology tutorials are included. This is a wealth of information regarding all aspects of teaching and learning.
Type of Material:
Identify Major Learning Goals:
To provide up to date and useful resources to the language education community.
Target Student Population:
FL and ESL educators
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
The purpose of the site is to provide resources to teachers including regular and special education, ESL and language teachers from nursery through college. It includes a vast number of links to credible, previewed sites where teachers can find information on any given topic. Expert materials can be easily accessed for all content and language based lessons as well as tutorials for implementing technology. The site is a time saver for teachers looking for curriculum materials.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The strength of this site lies in the vast information provided for teachers of language and others interested in education in general. It seems as though the resources are unlimited. It allows individuals to learn and practice language on their own through audio and video format as well. For teachers it provides on-line quizzes as well as plenty of how to information for creating your own line material including websites, on-line courses, quizzes and lessons.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site is easily navigable and all of the links are active. The layout makes information easy to locate and may appear in more than one location. There are no graphics, giving it a clean, professional look. The format is easy to follow. Audio and video files load quickly and include all necessary instructions for doing so.
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