ERIC Number: ED158608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Audio Visual Technology and the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Halbig, Michael C.
Skills in comprehending the spoken language source are becoming increasingly important due to the audio-visual orientation of our culture. It would seem natural, therefore, to adjust the learning goals and environment accordingly. The video-cassette machine is an ideal means for creating this learning environment and developing the listening skill. The learning setting, the accompanying pictorial series and the fact that the spoken text is the only source for homework information provide the incentive to develop listening skills. This sort of application of the video-cassette presumes an adequate viewing facility, modest in-house production facilities, as well as slides and films. Any methodology using the video-cassette would capitalize on its single most important feature, the opportunity to review the spoken material and to build one's confidence for comprehending the unremitting voice of the speaker. Therefore, the teacher would provide removable "crutches" to make learning as efficient as possible. A sample lesson based on a description of the interior of a church in Germany is provided. The lesson includes the text, sample vocabulary exercises, instructions for using the drills, synthetic exercises demanding content, active vocabulary and syntactical mastery, and comments on the role of the instructor and good use of class time. (AMH)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Centers, Audiovisual Instruction, Aural Learning, Educational Technology, German, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Learning Modules, Learning Motivation, Lesson Plans, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Video Equipment, Videotape Cassettes
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Middle States Association of Foreign Language Teachers (Annapolis, Maryland, April 1977).