Internet technologies in foreign language learning
The article dealt with the problem of Internet technology implementation in the process of foreign language learning. The authors considered the term “technology” in the context of language education and defined Internet technologies as techniques, methods, and ways of introducing Internet services and Internet materials into the learning process. The paper revealed didactic properties and functions of Internet technologies, highlighting a web quest as the most appropriate for organizing students’ group research. The authors presented methods of encouraging students’ cognitive activity using a web quest technology and evaluation criteria for Internet service selection to provide tools necessary for project participants' collaboration and teacher monitoring. Authenticity and volume of Internet material need strict assessment criteria of which were provided in the paper.
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