The role of e-mail in the acquisition of english

Vera lúcia Menezes de Oliveira e Paiva

Abstract


This article examines the role of e-mail in the acquisition of English as a foreign language in the light of second language acquisition theories. Suggestions for integrating e-mail in the classroom and the judicious use of the genre are
outlined before the presentation of some tools, such as discussion lists and forum. In addition, this paper presents a review of international e-mail projects available on the net, in order to give support to the conclusion that electronic
interaction is an efficient tool to promote language acquisition in a foreign language-learning context.

Keywords


correio eletrônico; aquisição de línguas; interação



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/%25x

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