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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (Nov. 6 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521783739
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521783736
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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'The Internet and the Language Classroom' certainly lives up to the promise on the sub-title: "a practical guide for teachers". Many of the activities can be adapted for the Business English classroom.' BESIG Business Issues Newsletter

'At a time of near-inflationary publication of books about information and communications technology, this title is noteworthy because of its exhaustive list of 54 practical activities for exploiting the internet in foreign language teaching.' Language Teaching Journal

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This book offers clear guidance on the practicalities of internet as a resource and classroom tool and a range of practical activities grouped by themes and levels.

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By A Customer on June 14 2001
Format: Paperback
I bought this book despite the comments made by the reader from SÃO PAULO, and therefore had some hesitations in using it in my classrooms. However, I found the book to be incredibly informative and chock full of useful and practical ideas that can be easy implemented into the classroom. It is written in such a clear way that there's no need to have any in depth internet knoweledge at all. A god send for the likes of me. I would recommend this book withput hesitation to any teacher wanting to utilise the capabilities of using the internet in the classroom. I'm not sure what problems are friend in Brazil encountered, but I had no trouble at all. All of the pages listed in the book led to straight to the sites they were supposed to. I have already started an email exchange with another school. I'm not sure what problems are friend in Brazil encountered, but I had no trouble at all.
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By A Customer on May 10 2001
Format: Paperback
I wanted to use some ideas on how to use email with my students, so I tried to access the sites suggested in the email penpal exchanges section. To my surprise, most of those sites had NO email sections whatsoever, or worse did not download at all. One of the sites looked more like advertising of the book. In sipte of these predicaments I underwent, it could be called a good book because it has plenty of good ideas.
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By A Customer on March 11 2001
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This is a really useful book. Although a fan of the internet and an EFL teacher I could never quite work out the best ways to use the net to help my students. This book is full of practical and workable ideas. It opens up a whole new resource for teachers. You don't have to be a computer whizz either!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Gavin Dudeney's Internet book Aug. 24 2006
By Miguel Mendoza - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Excellent book. The first pages (Guidelines) serve as the basis to understand what Internet is all about and how it can be used in ELT . It's got tips, hands-on sections and Website FAQs. They're a must for newbies like me. For us, EFL/ESl teachers, this book is an excellent resource to start our journey towards the integration of ICT into the language classroom. Wonderful activities, smartly organized by levels and themes.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Worth having March 11 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a really useful book. Although a fan of the internet and an EFL teacher I could never quite work out the best ways to use the net to help my students. This book is full of practical and workable ideas. It opens up a whole new resource for teachers. You don't have to be a computer whizz either!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Valuable resource book June 14 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this book despite the comments made by the reader from SÃO PAULO, and therefore had some hesitations in using it in my classrooms. However, I found the book to be incredibly informative and chock full of useful and practical ideas that can be easy implemented into the classroom. It is written in such a clear way that there's no need to have any in depth internet knoweledge at all. A god send for the likes of me. I would recommend this book withput hesitation to any teacher wanting to utilise the capabilities of using the internet in the classroom. I'm not sure what problems are friend in Brazil encountered, but I had no trouble at all. All of the pages listed in the book led to straight to the sites they were supposed to. I have already started an email exchange with another school. I'm not sure what problems are friend in Brazil encountered, but I had no trouble at all.
Incredibly Outdated: Reads like some kind of obscure history book Dec 9 2014
By Todd Schadler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As one might rightfully guess, given the rapid proliferation of websites and advancing technologies, this book is in dire need of an update. Judging from the content of the most recent edition, it was clearly written BEFORE the advent of WordPress, YouTube, and the whole app revolution! Think Netscape, Geocities, and Blogger.com, and you have this book. Plus a whole lot of dead links.

To be fair to the author, it's probably too much to ask for him to continually update the book when change happens so frequently and rapidly in the tech world. And yet, if you're going to write a book about it... maybe more general recommendations for implementing technology in the classroom is advisable. Granted, there are some activities in this book which surprisingly have withstood the tests of time, but there aren't nearly enough of them to justify paying the heavy cost of this book.

After reading the book in its entirety, I would say it is ideal for those teachers who are teaching in very remote corners of the world where resources are few and where computers are just being introduced to the society--like those cyber villages that have sprung up as of late. There are some very, VERY basic lesson plans here on how to use web browsers and conduct searches (albeit using Yahoo!) which may--MAY--prove useful to students who have never been exposed to this sort of thing (although I'm inclined to say that within a few years' time, one will be hard-pressed to find such a student, at least on this planet). If you aren't one of these teachers in the year of 2014, then save yourself the trip down memory lane.


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