ERIC Number: ED235942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Case Study on Television as a Meeting Place (Federal Republic of Germany). The CDCC's Project No. 7: "The Education and Cultural Development of Migrants."
Teunissen, J. M. F.
A report describes "Television as a Meeting Place" (TMP), a series of sixteen 30-minute television programs/modules. TMP concentrates on enhancing the acquisition of German as a second language for the approximately 200,000 young immigrant children 7 to 10 years old, particularly Turkish children, living in the Federal Rupublic of Germany. The target population is extremely heterogeneous, ranging from German-born Italian or Yugoslav children to Turkish children who have come to Germany after their seventh year. TMP aims primarily at development of oral language skills, particularly active listening skills and productive language mastery, to give children language tools they can use directly in contact situations they may encounter frequently. The TMP modules evaluated in this case study each consists of a 15-minute course unit, structured in short blocks of 2.5 minutes each; a 15-minute course film, telling a story that the learner can retell/replay or finish in his or her own words or role play; and teacher's guide, intended for those without special training in teaching second languages. The teacher's guide describes different classroom uses of the modules. TMP was first broadcast in 1979-80 and evoked positive reactions from teachers and Turkish families; a revised version, prepared in response to teachers' evaluations, was first broadcast in 1981-1982. (MH)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Case Studies, Children, Childrens Television, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Foreign Countries, German, Immigrants, Learning Modules, Migrant Education, Oral Language, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides, Telecourses
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Turks; West Germany