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Published by: Ivana Nazar-Olaciregui on Mar 22, 2012
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Benefits of the Use of Synchronous communicationin a Foreign Language Classto Improve the Development of the Students’Language Skills in the Target Language.
Ivana Nazar-OlacireguiUniversity of Maryland University CollegeEDTC625 -Summer 2010
Doleza utilizes Web 2.0 tools to network with students from thetarget language culture so her students can learn authenticlanguage uses within a cultural exchange that takes place as anatural flow of the language exchange. (Reynard, 2010). Doleza,German Language teacher at Hoffman Estates, IL.“Using Skype and a web camera, Ramirez has arrangedvideoconferences with a class of students in Venezuela. (Buttler,2009). Ramirez is the chair of ESL and World Languages atHerricks Union Free School District in New Hyde Park, New York.The above are examples of how technology isbeing used in Foreign Language learning classesto develop the students’ language competencein the target language.
With the creation of Internet and the expansion and developing of technology Foreign language teachers have now at the tip of their hand tools that allow them to provide their students with a moreauthentic and meaningful instruction within the walls of aclassroom.The purpose of this presentation, based on my research paper, isto explore how some Synchronous Technology Communicationprograms may contribute to the improvement of the development of FL skills.

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