ERIC Number: ED304906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Use of Professional Video Film for Tackling Linguistic Aspects of Cross-Cultural Communication in the World of International Business.
Ladau-Harjulin, Ulla; Morgan, Anne
A 13-episode British television serial about international countries competing for a large project in an imaginary country provides the basis for a series of instructional materials in intercultural business communication. Video is seen as an excellent tool for teaching languages and other aspects of communication because it allows entry into the total communicative situation that includes such aspects as topic, setting, social roles, attitudes, moods, and nonverbal behavior. The business orientation of the serial in question provides stimulating and life-like models for analysis, practice, and reproduction of various business skills and strategies. Materials have been developed to accompany every scene in the serial so that the film can be completely integrated into classroom instruction. A variety of film techniques are used, including freeze-frame, highlighting, silent sequences, video-split, repetition, predictive speech, speculation, narrative recall, and translation. The materials include viewing guides and aids for note-taking, viewing for the central point, opinion-building, register and style, and analysis of kinesics and proxemics. A variety of sample scenes for the serial illustrate the range of topics around which classroom discussion can be built. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages for Business and the Professions (see FL 017 839).