Globalization and Language Education - How Internet Changes the Way We Teach and Learn Languages?. Dr. Tim Xie Email: [email protected] Virtual office: http://xietianwei.net California State University Long Beach June 2008 . Globalization.
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The need of language learning is greater than ever! localization
World Internet Users (as of December 2007): 1,319,872,109
Growth between 2000-2007 average 265.6% localization
the fasted growth is in the middle east 920.2%
Singhal (1997) discussed the localizationpotential benefits of the Internet and how it can be used in the second or foreign language classroom. She indicates that Internet is not only a new tool of communication, but also a teaching and learning tool.