Objectives: in this section, you will ....
1. Define some internet-related terms .
2. Describe the history of the internet.
3. Realize the educational use of the internet.
4. Analyze some learning facilities provided by the internet.
5. Describe some uses of the internet in language learning.
6. Browse and report on some famous internet language
1. Attend the online class.
2. Review the presentation.
3. Do Quiz-2.
• I have been using the internet for …….
A- more than 5 years.
B- two-four years.
C- less than two years
• What do you use the internet for?
Type in the chat room
• There are many educational uses of the
• The internet can be used in language
• The Internet is a global system of
interconnected computer networks that use
the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP)
to serve several billion users worldwide.
• It is a network of networks that consists of
millions of private, public, academic, business,
and government networks, of local to global
scope, that are linked by a broad array of
electronic, wireless and optical networking
• The origins of the Internet reach back to the
1960s in USA.
• There is no consensus on the exact date when
the modern Internet came into being, but
sometime in the early to mid-1980s is
• The Internet has enabled entirely new forms
of social interaction, activities, and organizing,
thanks to its basic features such as widespread
usability and access.
• In the first decade of the 21st century, the first
generation is raised with widespread
availability of Internet connectivity, bringing
consequences and concerns in areas such as
personal privacy and identity, and distribution
of copyrighted materials.
• These "digital natives" face a variety of
challenges that were not present for prior
• The Internet is a medium for teachers to find
authentic and infinite resource files of texts,
visual stimuli, listening materials, vocabulary,
cultural information, video files, live TV and
radios, newspapers from around the world.
• The Internet also allows for contextualized
real time communication via voice-chat, chat,
e-mails and forums.
• Browsing the Internet creates various
opportunities for learners to take control of
their own learning, especially in foreign
language learning classes, learners can benefit
– the authentic content,
– vocabulary and various language practice
opportunities while filling forms for registration,
– searching for e-mail pals and posting questions to
– writing reviews for movies, books and etc. on
various blogs and websites,
– looking for perfect holiday places,
– sharing their own views and learning about the
views of others,
– preparing Web-based Projects in collaboration,
– finding images relating the classroom topics;
these in return enable contextual practice and
real time discourse instances to be mastered.
• The Internet provides language learners with
the opportunity to create their own materials
and share these with public in collaborative
contexts as well as real life, Scenario-based
and Problem-based learning environments.
1. American English Language Foundation (http://www.aelf.com/)
2. Berlitz Online (http://www.berlitz.com)
3. English as a Second Language at About - The Human Internet
4. English Club (http://www.englishclub.com/)
5. English Course Online (http://www.english-course.com)
6. English Page - Free Online Lessons (http://www.englishpage.com)
7. English Space (http://www.englishspace.ort.org)
8. English Student (http://www.englishstudent.com)
9. Englishtown (http://www.englishtown.com)
10. Executive English (http://www.executiveenglish.com)
11. GlobalEnglish.com (http://www.globalenglish.com)
12. GoFluent.com (http://www.gofluent.com)
13. Learn English - British Council (http://www.learnenglish.org.uk)