ERIC Number: ED312891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Video in Action. The Bell Educational Trust Academic Reports.
Leaney, Cynthia; Strange, Joanna
Three papers address the use of videotape recordings for instruction in English as a Second Language. The first paper, by Cynthia Leaney, describes a program in which language learners produce a videotape through an integrated skills approach, offering practical advice and insight for teachers considering this type of activity. The paper presents a rationale for the method and discusses these aspects: predictable problems and their avoidance or minimization, role allocation, technical knowledge needed by the teacher, project orientation and vocabulary, equipment orientation, playback, scenario selection (with examples), and project presentation. The second paper, by Joanna Strange, considers the problems that can arise in using authentic video materials with students of English as a Second Language, suggesting that there are particular limitations of video for this population. These limitations include aural/visual conflict, movement, body language, and length. Implications and solutions are offered. The third paper, also contributed by Joanna Strange, is an annotated list of sources for authentic videos, both commercial and non-commercial. (MSE)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Media Selection, Second Language Instruction, Student Developed Materials, Videotape Recordings
Director (Education), Bell Educational Trust, Hillscross, Red Cross Lane, Cambridge CB2 2QX, England.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bell Educational Trust, Cambridge (England).