Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education


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Published in Touch the World:Selected Papers from the 2012 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, ed. Tatiana Sildus (Eau Claire, WI: Crown Prints), pp. 109-131.


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Web 2.0 offers opportunities for creating a student-centered environment that maximizes use of the target language while integrating the three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational). Learners produce language output as they interpret content and create products that demonstrate their understanding and document their language abilities. This article provides exemplars of activities that use Web 2.0 resources that can be integrated into the language classroom to create an engaging learning environment.