Internet for International Communication
-- This contents page was created for the CALLing Asia conference in Kyoto in order to make it easier for participants to navigate through the materials during the workshop. While we won't have time to look at everything, this provides an overview of the materials contained on this site.
4windows icon All of the pages below link to lessons designed for Netscape 4.0 for Windows, because that is what we'll be using in Kyoto.


Chapter 1, On-Line Lesson One
When my computer-novice students enter the classroom on the first day of class, page 1 of this lesson is already loaded on their machines.

Chapter 1, On-Line Lesson Two
A very short lesson: Links can be images. Before this lesson, students are told in lesson how to type in URLs from an open browser.

Chapter 1, On-Line Lesson Three: Opening Links in New Windows
Finding page titles. Using the "Start bar". Opening links in new windows.

Chapter 1, On-Line Lesson Four
Students practice two types of pull-down menu links, with activities to check comprehension. Mistakes lead to pages providing additional help. Teachers may opt to print out the supplementary activity for use halfway through the lesson.
JavaScript required
The two pull-down menu links require JavaScript to be enabled. To avoid problems and confusion arising from having some students' computer browsers unready for this, the first page cotains a JavaScript check which links to a JavaScript tutorial. NOTE: Students with JavaScript already enabled will automatically skip this tutorial.

Saving Images from the Internet
This is "chapter five" in the original course, but I tend to do this lesson early on in the course.

-- Chapter 2: Understanding URLs
Chapter 2: Deleting up to index pages
I usually tackle this lesson after Chapter 3 (e-mail), and it follows a lecture-style introduction. See the teacher's notes from 1997 for ideas.

-- Selected lessons from the E-mail chapter:
E-mail: Understanding E-mail addresses
Looks at each part of an e-mail address, and practices how to read them. Activities on each page. Includes a sample conversation.
Note: This section links through to the next section ("Writing the @ sign").

E-mail: Writing the @ sign
My Japanese students were unfamiliar with writing the @ sign used in e-mail addresses. This lesson shows them how to do it, moving from the "known" to the "new". Teachers should see the lesson notes.

E-mail: What is "cc"?
The first page of this section is a Netscape 3 picture. Netscape 4 does it differently, so I'll probably be making a new page for this soon.

Go to the contents page.
For an idea of the complete site, especially if you use Macintosh or Netscape 3, you should take a look at the contents page to see if the additional versions of these pages would suit your students' needs.

Contact Information
Bill Pellowe

CALLing Asia 99 International Conference on Computers and Language Learning

Kyoto 1999

CALLing Asia 99
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