Tesis profesional presentada por Mariana Aguilar Ramírez

Licenciatura en Idiomas. Departamento de Lenguas. Escuela de Artes y Humanidades, Universidad de las Américas Puebla.

Jurado Calificador

Presidente: Dra. Magdalena Mejía Gómez
Secretario y Director: Dra. Louise Mary Greathouse Amador
Vocal: Mtro. Alejandro Ortiz Lima

Cholula, Puebla, México a 5 de mayo de 2011.


Children and teenagers aged 8 to 18 years old spend an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes a day on-line. If millions of people are already spending many hours a day on these sites, it seems reasonable to take advantage of them and use these sites for more than just conversation and networking. This thesis provides educators the theoretical basis to choose and implement the best and most appropriate web tools in their language classrooms. It reviews some of the second language acquisition theories that can aid in the creation of a computer assisted language learning (CALL) environment that delivers benefits, and follows the standards set by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). This thesis also provides a comprehensive check list of theoretical and technical requirements in order to choose an internet tool, as well as examples on its use. This thesis concludes with the fact that implementing Web 2.0 tools in classrooms should be done with a clear objective in mind in order so there are meaningful and authentic learning opportunities that will provide students new cultural, social and linguistic knowledge. That technology should not be used just because it is a trend and that computers and technology do not constitute a teaching method, they are simply a medium to reach a goal.

Aguilar Ramírez, M. 2011. Using Second Language Acquisition Theories to select technology tools for the Language Classroom. Tesis Licenciatura. Idiomas. Departamento de Lenguas, Escuela de Artes y Humanidades, Universidad de las Américas Puebla. Mayo. Derechos Reservados © 2011.