ERIC Number: ED024017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
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Language Teaching With Video Tape.
Cammack, F.M.; Richter, E.A.
Journal of English Teaching, v1 n2 Nov 1967
Although closed circuit television is in use in many types of educational situations around the world, relatively little experimentation has been done with video tape recorders now being marketed in a number of countries. The experiment described in this article was undertaken at Tokyo Gakugei Daigaku in 1967 under a grant from the U.S. Educational Commission in Japan. The test group was comprised of 25 first-semester college freshmen who were native speakers of Japanese majoring in English. The experiment was designed to try to answer the following questions--(1) Can language learning material presented with aural and visual stimuli by means of video tape be better learned than material presented with only aural stimuli? (2) Can kinesics be better learned through active role playing? (3) What is the effect of allowing adult language learners to see themselves speaking a foreign language? In answer to the first question, the author reports that the results would indicate a probable positive reply; video tape as a language teaching device could be made superior to audio tape. The second answer is an "unqualified yes," and the third, that it is "beneficial." Further experiments, the authors feel, are "more than justified." (AMM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Centers, Body Language, College Students, Educational Media, English (Second Language), Instructional Innovation, Japanese, Language Instruction, Methods Research, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Videotape Recordings
British Council, Suzuki Building, 13 Samon-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
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