ERIC Number: ED113977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Audio-Equipment for Language Learning. ELT Documents (75/1).
This article discusses universal advantages and disadvantages of various audio systems which may be used for language learning. In order to encourage teachers and administrators to experiment with simpler systems than the conventional language laboratory, a list of several low-cost alternatives is given. The list gives the producer's name, a description of the equipment and the price in British pounds. Two sets of criteria are suggested for evaluating the utility and effectiveness of any audiovisual media within a given teaching situation: (1) operational criteria - including initial cost, cost of maintenance, and availability of software and of qualified personnel: and (2) pedagogic criteria - e.g., the validity of claims for a-a student responding; the effectiveness of monitoring large groups; the case for individual a-c recording; and the emphasis on isolated individual practice of the systematic, paradigmatic aspects of language and neglect of its situational, communicative context and functions. (TL)
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Audiotape Recordings, Audiovisual Aids, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Instructional Materials, Laboratory Equipment, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Magnetic Tape Cassettes, Second Language Learning, Speech Skills, Tape Recorders
English Teaching Information Centre, The British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2 BN, England
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.
Note: For related documents, see FL 007 295 and 296