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This page was designed to be a jumping off point for Middle School and High School folks, teachers and students alike, who are exploring the Web as part of their language-learning. Internet-based sources are fabulously rich, but they are just a beginning, a Punto de Partida or Point de Départ for larger interactions within a learning environment.

What you will find here are:

Joanna Porvin
Teacher & Consultant

Please e-mail me with good URLs or if you have problems with those included here. Thanks. Gracias. Merci.

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What's new?

Not much.

Not a hint of Web 2.0!

Otherwise, same old, same old... 

Still Featuring: No "Educational" Links, However... Guide Icons Casa Favorites Faves  

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I would like to thank Lynda Milne for excellent design advice and pointers to many useful resources on the Internet. Thanks also to Dr. Patricia Baggett, Dr. Carl Berger, Dr. Jerome Johnston, Dr. Fred Goodman, Dr. Nichole Pinkard and Dr. Sandy Dugan for encouraging me to pursue this work within the context of their classes at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. Merci and Gracias to the folks from CLEAR (Center for Language Education and Reseach) at Michigan State University, Pat Mosele, Charlene Polio, Dennie Hoopingarner and India Plough, for allowing me to develop the writing activities during their summer institutes. (And especially for introducing me to Terry, Donna, Gretchen, April and the gang.) Many thanks to people who have passed along useful websites to me, including: Robert Abel, Maria Kourouvasilis and Bonnie Middeldorf (Grosse Pointe Public Schools), Dr. Eugene Gray and Claire Bradin (Michigan State University - MACUL '96), Dr. William Cline and Dr. Sandy Dugan (Eastern Michigan University - MACUL '98), Cindy Kendall (Williamston High School), and Emily Spinelli and Carol E. Galvin Flood (University of Michigan & Lahser High School - MFLA '98) and again to Claire Bradin Siskin who always has great ideas. Thanks to the Yahoo folks for the new/nuevo/nouveau gifs. Thanks also to Cindy Kendall for all things technical, always. A final thanks to my brothers, Dan and Steve, for their technical wizardry, graphical design assistance, and spider management. And thank YOU for reading the entire acknowledgement section. You weren't skimming, I hope.

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