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Exploring the Blogosphere: Use of Web Logs in the Foreign Language Classroom


Foreign Language Annals Volume 38, Number 3, ISSN 0015-718X


The words blog, blogger, blogging, and blogosphere have entered online technological dictionaries in the last decade. Recently, these personal electronic journals have received more attention and their increased popularity has led to their regular use in many different settings including the news, the political arena, and even in education. This article offers an overview of this relatively new technological tool, which serves as a form of micropublishing, and then discusses its potential uses in language classes. Two projects integrating blogs are highlighted and the steps on how to author a blog are outlined. (Contains 3 tables, 4 figures, and 2 notes.)


Ducate, L.C. & Lomicka, L.L. (2005). Exploring the Blogosphere: Use of Web Logs in the Foreign Language Classroom. Foreign Language Annals, 38(3), 410-421. Retrieved December 5, 2021 from .

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