The World Wide Web: Burden or Blessing?*


Claire Bradin Siskin
University of Pittsburgh
Bonnie Youngs, Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon University

Pros, Cons, and Tips

Using Web-based Resources

Professional Resources

Creating Your Own Resources on the Web

Pros, Cons, and Tips

The Dark Side of the Web:


Using Web-based Resources

Designing Activities Based on Authentic Web-based Resources:

Exploration & Evaluation of Instructional Web Sites for Language Learning:

Resources for Constructivism:

Spanish: Ojalá que llueva café, Exercises for Spanish by Barbara Nelson:

German driving test:

French: Les Fromages de France:


Professional Resources

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages:

Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA):

Foreign Language Teaching Forum (FLTEACH):

WWW Resources for Language Teachers (from FLTEACH):

FL teachers on the Web:

Foreign language lesson plans and resources for teachers:

The Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to Learning Disabilities:


Creating your own resources on the Web:

Quia: (Create online games and quizzes for your students automatically):

TrackStar:(Create pages with links and activities):

QuizStar: (Create quizzes of various types):

Nicenet:(Create a discussion board for your class):



Note: This page was created to accompany a session, "The World Wide Web: Burden or Blessing?" presented at the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA) on September, 19, 2001.

Last date of revision: September 13, 2001

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