Аннотация: Technology has certainly changed our teaching and our lives, whether or not it has improved or made our instruction easier, better, and more efficient is open to debate. However, technology is certainly not new to the foreign language teacher or classroom: we have been using many technologies for years in the forms of tape recorders, the language lab, short wave radio and the old blackboard. The Internet can be used to retrieve and access information. The World Wide Web is therefore a virtual library at one’s fingertips. It is a readily available world of information for the language learner. By using the Internet technologies, we can find the information easily in any language. Because, understanding the culture of the target language enhances understanding of the source language. By using the Internet technologies, we can also save our time. To this end, the Internet is a valuable resource to both language teachers and learners. A foreign language instruction today subsumes a plethora of newer technologies such as computers, CDs, DVDs, LCD projection, flatbed scanners, digital cameras, distance learning, and the World Wide Web along with a host of other Internet tools. Technology today has an impact on almost every part of our lives, and it has changed many aspects of the way foreign language teachers’ function. Therefore, this article will discuss the Internet and World Wide Web’s Role in teaching a foreign language.
Ключевые слова: technology, the Internet, World Wide Web, a foreign language, foreign language teaching.