The Language Bank
The study of foreign languages has long been the traditional means for crossing borders between cultures, and for foreign language teachers, the Internet represents an unparalleled opportunity to energize this tradition anew. Bilingual and foreign language websites are well established in cyberspace, and well stocked with electronic publications ranging from classic works of literature to the latest sports scores. Borders virtually disappear at these websites, enabling students to live within the discourse of another language and even sample its special variations in the cultures of many lands.
No guiding questions
To provide practice in reading, listening to, and writing in a foreign language
To expand vocabulary and command of idiom in a foreign language
To gain greater understanding of a foreign culture
To raise awareness of the practical importance of foreign language skills in a global society