SPREADSHEETS FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING - Creative Ideas for Informatics and Foreign Language Lessons

Barbara Sabitzer

Abstract

On the one hand, spreadsheets are a very useful tool for language lessons, but unfortunately almost unknown by language teachers, often due to missing ICT-competences. On the other hand, spreadsheets are taught in informatics or ICT lessons, but mainly in a mathematical or an economical context; even thought, it could also be taught in many other context, especially for languages. This paper will give some creative ideas to benefit both subjects: Ideas for the use of spreadsheets in foreign language learning are presented, not only for writing vocabulary lists, but also for language games and oral exercises. These tasks as well as some ideas for interdisciplinary projects may be applied also in informatics for revising and introducing functions of spreadsheet analysis software in informatics. Interdisciplinary learning, especially ICT-supported language lessons are seen as more interesting and motivating than lessons related only to one specific subject.

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Sabitzer B. (2012). SPREADSHEETS FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING - Creative Ideas for Informatics and Foreign Language Lessons . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-06-8, pages 129-134. DOI: 10.5220/0003902601290134


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@conference{csedu12,
author={Barbara Sabitzer},
title={SPREADSHEETS FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING - Creative Ideas for Informatics and Foreign Language Lessons},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2012},
pages={129-134},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003902601290134},
isbn={978-989-8565-06-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - SPREADSHEETS FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING - Creative Ideas for Informatics and Foreign Language Lessons
SN - 978-989-8565-06-8
AU - Sabitzer B.
PY - 2012
SP - 129
EP - 134
DO - 10.5220/0003902601290134