ERIC Number: ED053578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Using Television for Teaching a Second Language Through Dramatized Every Day Situations; An Assessment of Effects on Active Speech and On Understanding Dialogues Presented by Other Media.
A series of experiments explored the use of television in Israel to teach English to Hebrew-Speaking students. The emphasis of the experiments was on assessing the ways in which television can be used to fulfill specific tasks in language instruction that are not easily fulfilled by the classroom teachers. Ninth graders were divided into two groups: One group received the standard course of English-language instruction; a second group had English-language instruction supplemented by a television program which presented the spoken language in natural context and in every day situations. The ninth graders who had the television experience showed a better understanding of English-language films and audio tapes, as well as better achievement in active speech. The contribution of television to understanding from audio tapes proved to be particularly great in pupils whose IQ was less than 110. The greater amount of exposure to oral presentations did not have a negative effect on reading comprehension. (JY)
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Authoring Institution: Instructional TV Center, Tel Aviv (Israel).