ERIC Number: ED110598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Howlett, F. G.
The booklet is a guide to the use of television for teachers of modern languages; it deals with prerecorded programs and with classroom productions. A general methodology which will allow the teacher to use either simplified programs for anglophones or unsimplified programs for native speakers is set out. The suggested method may be adapted to fit particular classes and course objectives, but the teacher must have the desired program on video-tape and operate the videorecorder personally. An outline of basic methodology includes previewing, viewing, and followup activities. Directions are given for accomplishing individualization by setting up a viewing center. Guidelines are offered for classroom TV production; the dialogues and short plays used intensively in the new structural and audiolingual courses can serve as a basis for student productions which provide motivation for learning and an opportunity to use the skills of listening and speaking which the students have been rehearsing. Some kinds of productions that have proven successful in French classes are outlined, and a four-page plan for a short production of about 15 minutes which involves most of the class is presented, illustrating the various techniques suggested in the booklet. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Centers, Class Activities, Conversational Language Courses, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Film Production, Individualized Instruction, Methods, Modern Languages, Production Techniques, Second Language Learning, Student Motivation, Student Projects, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Television, Video Equipment, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Educational Communications Authority, Toronto. Utilization and Project Materials Section.