Internet Supplements for English Vocabulary and Reading Development to Empower Autonomous International Students

By James Michael Perren.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Article: Electronic $US5.00

Autonomy empowers international students to learn
new vocabulary and reading strategies
for academic discussions. The manner that learning
opportunities are maximized in the academic
reading classroom depends on the type of websites utilized
as well as the assessment of student accountability.
Several websites will be presented that facilitate
student-centered academic discussions concerning relevant
news media content. Also discussed are useful classroom
teaching microstrategies that foster student
preparation and presentation of academic discussions through
analysis of vocabulary classifications
and dialogue of current events.

Keywords: Autonomy, Technology, Second Language Education, Reading, Vocabulary, Internet

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp.67-84. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 6.209MB).

Dr. James Michael Perren

Assistant Professor of TESOL, TESOL Section, Department of World Languages, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

James M. Perren earned his Ed.D. in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education: Language Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Perren is an Assistant Professor in TESOL at Eastern Michigan University. His research interests include technology in language education, service learning in applied linguistics, intercultural communication, ESL teaching methodology, and second language acquisition.

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