ERIC Number: ED279153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teaching through Interactive Pictures: Computer, Video and Human Realities.
A technique designed to make the classroom use of videotapes for second language teaching for specific purposes more efficient is described. The technique begins with a classroom review of basic vocabulary and structures, which is then tested with a computer exercise. A second stage requires discussion and memorization of vocabulary and phrases within a certain subject-area field such as business, and includes examination of pictures. Aspects of the pictures are discussed, including the setting, individuals, clothing, furniture, attitudes, and actions. This second stage of language learning is also verified with computer exercises. The picture-decoding exercise provides the students with skills to decode videotapes in the third stage, focusing on language and content without being distracted by details of the pictures themselves. Finally, the students write reports with the help of the computer's word processing program, and have individual interviews with the teacher. The method integrates language, visual presentation, personal experience, and use of the computer. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Meeting of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (20th, Brighton, England, April 1-4, 1986).