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ERIC Number: ED138045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 5
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The Use of Video in Foreign Language Learning.
Butler-Wall, Brita
Videotape is much like audio tape in that it is magnetic tape on which a signal is electronically recorded, but it carries both an audio and a video signal. Video equipment demands a rather large initial expense but tape is relatively inexpensive. The magnifying, dynamic and synthesizing properties of this medium lend themselves to meeting some crucial language learning needs. Video can play an important role in aiding sound production. Using video to magnify the image of a native speaker making sounds may prove valuable. Magnification of the image also establishes a direct contact between the native model and the student. Video provides the learner with a dynamic image of the target language in use. It can lead the student from linguistic competence to communicative competence. Signs of communicative effectiveness are: (1) assimilation of culturally bound paralinguistic features such as facial expression and gesture and (2) correct manipulation of idiomatic and grammatical structures. Regardless of the approach, the problem of native language interference frequently occurs. Materials could be produced which deal with these structures directly. By combining visual images with sound, video can synthesize the many aspects of a good lesson presentation. This capacity can be of use in attempting to integrate cultural materials into the classroom. Video can also solve a logistics problem, in that the pedagogical skills of a teaching staff can be drawn upon for the benefit of all and can be stored for future learners. (Author/CFM)
Not available separately; see FL 007 842
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, Portland, OR.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages (26th, Simon Fraser University, April 17-19, 1975)