Instructor: Joan Campbell, German Department
Overview: Concurrently, foreign language pedagogy has stressed the importance of cultural materials and the World Wide Web has allowed immediate access to these materials. Students are no longer limited to information that their instructors provide or authors of their texts choose to include. All sorts of cultural documents are instantly available and student interest in the particular technology is high. By developing Internet exercises which take a functional approach, directly addressing pedagogical issues in foreign language instruction, faculty at Dartmouth can transcend the physical limits of the classroom and provide their students with direct exposure to the culture they are studying. This project will develop World Wide Web exercises for German I, II, and III courses at Dartmouth. While the context for these exercises is German, the models developed are easily applicable to other foreign languages taught at Dartmouth. By making pages available as part of a larger German language teaching database via the German Department home page, the project will provide an important service to German students and the German language teaching profession.