ERIC Number: ED216551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Audiovisual Materials and Techniques for Teaching Foreign Languages: Recent Trends and Activities.
Recent experimentation with audio-visual (A-V) materials has provided insight into the language learning process. Researchers and teachers alike have recognized the importance of using A-V materials to achieve goals related to meaningful and relevant communication, retention and recall of language items, non-verbal aspects of communication, and cultural awareness. Authentic materials have proven most valuable in the accomplishment of these goals. These materials portray realistic situations, provide examples of natural language use within a communicative context, and illustrate the paralinguistic aspects of spoken language expression. Efforts to produce authentic materials have led to progress in the use of A-V materials such as audio plus visual laboratory programs, recorded real life situations, video tape recordings, television programming from the target culture, short-wave radio broadcasts combined with follow-up activities, foreign language films to teach culture and as a basis for teaching grammatical structures and speaking skills, and still visuals as meaningful situational contexts for language practice. A systematic approach must be taken to the evaluation of these materials and activities as well as careful planning and guidance throughout the learning experiences. (AMH)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness, Material Development, Second Language Instruction
Not available separately; see FL 012 939.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
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