ERIC Number: ED349793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Issues in the Use of Video Technology in the Language Classroom.
In a discussion of video technology and language learning, video is defined as any form of language-teaching (LT) material that can be shown on a television monitor, excluding interactive video. The first part of the paper presents a possible pedagogical framework for video in language learning. The role of video is: (1) to provide a source of language input for students; and (2) to offer a way of developing learner competencies in particular language skills. Video documents can show the interrelationship of spoken and interactive discourse in stimulating and entertaining ways, and television screens compel attention. The second section examines the question of access to video materials in view of some of the pedagogical considerations. The discussion focuses on access to four types of LT video materials: video materials specially designed for LT, semi-pedagogic LT video materials, authentic off-air documents edited for LT, and authentic off-air documents unedited for LT. It is concluded that video is an effective vehicle for developing second language acquisition by providing input and by organizing opportunities for a wide range of communicative activities in the various language skills. Contains 31 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Authentic Materials; Ireland; Video Technology
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.