ERIC Number: ED349792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Using Audio and the Language Laboratory.
The role of the language laboratory in current language teaching and learning is discussed. Four main aspects of audio technology and its relationship to language learning are covered: (1) the technological aspect: what a language lab is and what kinds of labs are available in Ireland; (2) the research aspect: what kind of research is being conducted in language labs, how they are and could be used, and in what ways they benefit the language learning process; (3) the pedagogical aspect: how teaching and learning in the language lab must change in order to become part of a communicative language teaching approach; and (4) the practical aspect: what has been done in the Language Centre in St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, with particular reference to the Irish language and a course called "Dushlan" for first-year university students. The main argument throughout the discussion is that audio technology has not been used to its full potential so far and should not be ignored in the face of the increasing popularity of computers and video technology. Contains 10 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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.