ERIC Number: ED205651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Insights Into An Audiovisual Approach With Adult ESL Students.
In this paper the author draws on his own experiences in teaching English as a second language (ESL) to describe how audiovisual aids can enrich the adult's language learning experience. The paper begins with a brief outline of the ESL program in the San Francisco Community College District. The reluctance of many ESL instructors to make full use of available audio visual equipment is attributed to several difficulties: (1) familiarity and training; (2) operating techniques; (3) accessibility; (4) maintenance and repair; (5) cost and budget procedure; and (6) the process for securing software. Various audiovisual aids are discussed from a technical and instructional point of view. These include: (1) overhead projectors; (2) video tape recorders; (3) video tape recorders with television monitors; (4) television; (5) movies; (6) filmstrips; (7) slides; (8) opaque projectors; (9) radios, tape recorders and phonographs; and (10) display boards, flashcards, puppets, and other assorted materials. Teachers and administrators are urged to incorporate these instructional aids into their ESL programs. (APM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: San Francisco Community College District CA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Pacific and Asian American Educators Association (Honolulu, HI, 1981).