September 24, 2007

You've Found the Blog! Now What?

Welcome to our online blog for Foundations of Second Languages and Cultures! We'll be using the blog primarily for online group discussions, but also to share resources and announcements. A key guide to navigating the blog lies in the Categories to the right: Check out the links to News and Resources!

To get started on the blog discussion, you'll need to find your group. Directly to the right of this message is a section called Categories. You should be able to find your name (and the names of your group members) as a link in that list. Click on that link, and it'll take you to just the questions that your group designed.

This discussion should focus on your readings for the period indicated. You can refer to questions listed under Written Reader Responses to stimulate your thinking. For the first one, you might want to discuss myths about second language learning in your field, just to get the discussion started. You are expected to write one substantial entry and 3-4 detailed comments on other members’ entries. You're welcome to write more if you like.

To post an answer to a question, click on "comments." To leave a comment, be sure to include your first name. The form also asks for email address and URL. You do not need to fill these in. Then, type your posting, and click "post." That's all there is to it!

You won't be able to edit your posting once you submit it, so make sure you're happy with what you've written before clicking "post."

You may want to read what other groups are discussing. Feel free to browse their discussion, and comment on any that you like, but remember that you'll get credit only for the ones you post to your own group's discussion.

If you have any questions or difficulty with posting to the blog, feel free to email Laurene.

Have fun! We're looking forward to reading your thoughts!