ERIC Number: ED281358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Video/Computer, the Students' Partner for Listening Skills.
Manning, Jeanne L.
Notes for a conference presentation outline and illustrate an experimental technique to develop foreign language listening skills using video and computer. Materials are drawn from a pilot project entitled "Allo Allo," designed to teach students how to listen in French. The approach expands the definition of listening to include both aural and visual, or nonverbal, stimuli and combines computer exercises with video scenes. Through the video, students are exposed to authentic, concrete examples of speech ranging from grammar rules to real dialogue and including hesitations, repetitions, standard and regional accents, and a full range of nonverbal cues. The interactive computer exercises test and stimulate listening, observing and remembering, and reacting and giving meaning to what the students hear and see. The approach is being piloted at the secondary and postsecondary levels for different types of listening and levels of comprehension. Preliminary pilot results suggest that the technique is successful in integrating aural and visual aspects of comprehension and also develops student confidence in listening skills. The content and exercises can be varied for different instructional purposes. (MSE)
Descriptors: Auditory Training, Aural Learning, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, French, Instructional Materials, Language Processing, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills, Media Adaptation, Nonverbal Communication, Paralinguistics, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Videotape Recordings, Visual Stimuli
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Spring Conference of the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (Colorado Springs, CO, March 6-8, 1986).