ERIC Number: ED339239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Most of Your Video Camera. Technology in Language Learning Series.
A practical guide for language teachers illustrates the different ways in which cameras can be employed in language work, with suggestions and advice taken from current experience. Teachers can be involved by making their own language training videotapes and focusing on an area of language, literature, or thematic interest directly applicable to the learners' needs. Chapters cover the following topics: (1) first steps with the camera (e.g., equipment, talking heads, short presentations); (2) recording pairs and groups (e.g., lighting and sound, close-ups, topics, communicative function); (3) sketches, role plays, and simulations; (4) evaluating learners' performance (e.g., teacher and learner role, student projects such as advertisements or news reports, language teaching materials); and (6) titles, captions, and editing. Examples and techniques are described throughout. A glossary is included. Contains 5 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, Instructional Materials, Language Teachers, Role Playing, Second Language Instruction, Simulation, Student Evaluation, Videotape Recorders
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, Regent's College, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NS, England (6.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
Note: For related documents, see FL 019 976-981.