ERIC Number: ED366221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Using STAR-TV in the Classroom: A Potpourri of Ideas.
Katchen, Johanna E.
The transcript of a conference presentation describes, with audience activities, one college instructor's use of videotaped television broadcasts for English-as-a-Second-Language instruction in Taiwan. The method, intended primarily for developing listening skills, makes use of English-language satellite television now widely available. Students use taped broadcasts in class and are encouraged to watch the same network in their leisure time. When the teacher first used the method, she relied heavily on news broadcasts. Later, additional formats were introduced, including a documentary, a travel show, an interview, and a music video. Classroom techniques and activities for each format are described; group questions and handouts used in the presentation are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Documentaries, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interviews, Listening Skills, Music, News Reporting, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Travel, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Authentic Materials; Music Videos; STAR TV; Taiwan
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Meeting of the Institute of Language in Education (Hong Kong, December 15-18, 1993).