WRITING SKILLS IN TEACHING FFL IN THE INTERNET ERA


Tecelli N. T.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, no.37, pp.149-158, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 37
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.149-158

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore the role of the Internet in foreign language teaching/learning. Firstly, the internet using habits and the attitudes of the students towards accessing internet were determined. The research sample consisted of students in the faculty of education at Hacettepe University. The findings indicated that these subjects used internet to achieve knowledge, get help for the preparation of courses, and communicate. For this reason, the content analysis of the e-mails was examined. As a result, it can be speculated that the internet, as a medium for learning a foreign language in practice, contributes to the development of communication in learning French as a foreign language. However, considering the frequency of errors, the absence of connectors and punctuation marks, effacing of limits between the spoken language and the written language, the internet has also negative effects in the development of writing skills in FFL.