ERIC Number: ED349791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Media, Media Technologies, and Language Learning: Some Applied Linguistic Perspectives.
An applied linguistic framework is presented within which specific applications of media technologies may be applied to language learning. The first two parts of the paper focus on the impact of media on linguistic communication and the possibilities offered by media technologies such as newspapers, radio, television, telephone/telex, computer networks, broadcast receivers, audio and video recorders, and computers. The third part of the paper considers the principal elements involved in language teaching and learning and some of the ways in which they may be influenced by media and media technologies. In the fourth part some implications for the provision and organization of language learning are discussed. It is argued in the fifth part that only if innovations are carefully monitored can their success or failure contribute systematically to subsequent developments. Finally, some practical proposals are offered for securing a more central role for media and media technologies in second and foreign language learning in Ireland. The conclusion is that small-scale research projects are appropriate approaches toward that end because they cost relatively little and can be carefully monitored and evaluated, and they can be accepted more easily by government. (Contains 8 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Little, David, Ed. and O Meadhra, Bebhinn, Ed. Media Technologies and Language Learning. Proceedings of an IRAAL Seminar (Dublin, Ireland, November 25, 1989); see FL 020 272.