ERIC Number: ED308697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-16
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Video: The Foreign Language Textbook of the Future.
Ballinger, Robert L.; Ballinger, Virginia S.
The role of video as a foreign language textbook of the future is discussed. The flexibility of the video format accommodates a wide variety of learning style characteristics. It is maintained that the ideal textbook: (1) empowers the teacher by matching the teacher's objectives, by being under the teacher's control, by condensing time, by breaking through the limitations of the classroom, and by freezing the linguistic event under study); and (2) enhances the learnability of the lesson by stimulating the visual sense, by linking auditory information to visual images, by allowing students to respond to the material, and by letting students review the material at their own pace). Video is a technology that takes into account the individual differences of foreign language learners by attending to their visual and auditory perceptual strengths. Video also allows foreign language teachers to manipulate learning situations in the target language and setting because they can preview the event and prepare learning activities ahead of time. (DJD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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