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Using Electronic Mail for English Language Teaching and Learning in Primary Education in Greece: Potential and Constraints
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, University of Thessaly, Greece

ITCE Volume 2003, Number 1, ISSN 1522-8185 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

This article discusses the way online communications, and more precisely e-mail, can be used for English language teaching in a Primary Education classroom in Greece. The first part: (a) briefly describes the context where this particular technology will be used; (b) considers the pedagogical issues and language learning potential of using e-mail in a primary classroom; and (c) provides a rationale for the way that e-mail can be exploited within the teaching context.

The second part presents one piece of teaching material, which exemplifies the way in which e-mail communication can be integrated in the curriculum. The basic assumption behind the development of the material is that the teaching of foreign languages in primary schools, when it is combined with integration of innovative methods in language teaching, requires a very careful approach.

Citation

Loukia, N. (2003). Using Electronic Mail for English Language Teaching and Learning in Primary Education in Greece: Potential and Constraints. Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 2003(1), 45-67. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 17, 2020 from .

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