The Benefits of Using Interactive Whiteboards in Teaching English as Foreign Language to Young Learners Learning Process

By Mário Rui Domingues Ferreira da Cruz, Paulo Silva and M Ma.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Web 2.0 fostered the online mobility (Cruz & Melo, 2004) of European citizens. At the same time, by offering a wide range of multimedia resources, the IWB, combined with Web 2.0 tools and videoconferencing facilities, offers young learners the possibility to engage in virtual encounters, which promote both their intercultural communicative (Byram, 1997) and plurilingual competences (Araújo e Sá, M. H. & Melo, S., 2004).
In this way, the main aim of this paper is to analyze the use of IWB and a videoconference tool in the early teaching of English as foreign language to develop the intercultural communicative competence of young learners. Therefore, we will present teaching and learning situations which involve the the management of the different components of this competence.

Keywords: Interactive Whiteboards, Digital Portfolios, Intercultural Communicative Competence, Early Foreign Language Learning

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp.253-266. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.558MB).

PhD Mário Rui Domingues Ferreira da Cruz

Departamento de Didáctica e Tecnologia Educativa, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Paulo Silva

Escola Superior de Educação de Paula Frassinetti, Porto, Portugal

M Ma

Escola Superior de Educação de Paula Frassinetti, Porto, Portugal


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