ERIC Number: ED188444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Video, Audio, and Reading Instructional Presentations of Six French Language Scripts: An Evaluation of a Listening Comprehension Study.
Durio, Helen F.; Kildow, Cheryl A.
Listening comprehension of six French language scripts was tested using three types of instructional presentations and two sequenced exposures. The three presentation modes were: (1) video (a combination of audio and visual presentation of the script materials by a native speaker of French), (2) audio (a taped recording of the script materials by a native French speaker), and (3) reading (the presentation of the written script only). The criterion measure of achievement was listening comprehension skill as demonstrated on the College Placement Test of French Listening Comprehension, a standardized achievement test using tapes appropriate for students with two to four years of language study. The level of student self-confidence in his/her listening comprehension skill was measured by pretesting and posttesting with a short attitude questionnaire. The three methods of instruction were presented once a week for a six-week period with a sample of 146 college students enrolled in nine sections of French. Results suggest a need for replication with a longer and more intense period of investigation, perhaps a semester in length. Data indicated a need for effective methods of developing skills in listening comprehension. Some indication that the video method may promote greater confidence in listening comprehension abilities was shown. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Measurement and Evaluation Center.