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ERIC Number: ED318221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Use of Radio Plays and Video Tapes in Intermediate French and German Classes.
Otten, Anna
Students' motivation for studying French and German can be increased by exposure to the foreign culture and society through audio and video cassettes. Preparation is similar for both kinds of recording, except that with the video aspect absent from audio tapes, students must use their own imaginations to visualize the action. When students are interested in what they hear, they work harder to build necessary vocabulary. As a result, students' listening, speaking, and reading skills develop faster than if they were exposed only to written language. At the intermediate level, much preparation is necessary for audio or video cassette use. First, copyright permission is needed. A vocabulary list and notes must then be made; some tapes have accompanying transcripts or texts. An audio tape read slowly in one- or two-word segments for repetition practice must be made and put on reserve for student use. Students then practice repeating longer segments of the original recording, and finally hear the entire recording. In the case of video recordings, students then see the whole video cassette. Discussion follows. Experience shows that students enjoy and are motivated by the recordings. Active discussions occur in and out of class. For less verbal students, activities to stimulate participation can be found. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Perspectives in Foreign Language Teaching. Proceedings of the Annual Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Literatures (12th, Youngstown, OH, October 21-22, 1988); see FL 018 244.