Creating Personalized Learning Opportunities in the Foreign Language Classroom: Integration of Online Resources into the Language Learning Process

By Alexandra Reuber.

Published by The International Journal of Communication and Linguistic Studies

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Technological tools in the foreign language classroom facilitate, support, enhance, and extend the reach of teaching and learning, and allow for the inclusion of an authentic real-world context into an often textbook-driven learning environment. This applies in particular to the online platform weebly.com. This article illustrates that the creation of a multimodal text on weebly.com enhances students’ learning of the foreign language through building, evaluating, interpreting, and justifying information involved in the learning process. Moreover, the article exemplifies that the use of weebly.com in the foreign language classroom guarantees a personalized and differentiated approach to foreign language instruction, as it respects students’ personal learning styles, challenges their individual intelligences, develops their communication and research skills, and enhances their media and information literacies.

Keywords: Differentiated Language Instruction, Personalized and Self-directed Learning, Meaningful Learning Opportunities, Weebly

The International Journal of Communication and Linguistic Studies, Volume 13, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.61-80. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: August 26, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.767MB)).

Dr. Alexandra Reuber

Director French Language Program, Department of French and Italian, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA