ERIC Number: ED097869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Educational Television: Its Use in Language Instruction.
Instructional television via videotape can be a good source of assistance in alleviating comprehension problems that occur when foreign languages are taught by the audiolingual method. Television can be used in language instruction in two ways: demonstrations to the student or demonstrations by the student. Demonstrations to the student can provide good illustrations of the context, gestures, facial and mouth movements that naturally accompany language production and reception. Visual scenes can often provide meaning to the content of the conversation. In addition, videotapes allow a measure of individualized instruction and can preserve lectures for students who missed them or want to review them. The principal advantage of demonstration by the student is the provision of feedback and evaluation of his own and his classmates' speech. Instructional television via videotape should certainly be used more than it has been in the past. (WH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tarrant County Junior Coll., Hurst, TX. Northeast Campus.