ERIC Number: ED362068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-23
Reference Count: N/A
World Service Television: ELT Resource for Asia.
Katchen, Johanna E.
This paper shows how satellite television programs can be used to advance Asian students' listening ability in English. Particular focus is on news broadcasts. The paper is divided into three sections, an introduction, some concluding remarks, and the substantive discussion headed "Using News Broadcasts in the EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Classroom." The discussion answers the following questions: (1) What are the advantages of using the news for language learning?, (2) What can students do to become better news listeners?, (3) What kinds of stories should I choose?, (4) How can I teach a videotaped news broadcast?, and (5) Can I use other news and information programs? It is concluded that if teachers help students to learn effective ways of using language to get information or to do the things they find interesting, they will continue to learn and to enjoy learning long after they leave their classrooms. (AB)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Broadcast Television, Chinese, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, French, German, Instructional Materials, Japanese, Language Skills, Listening Comprehension, Mandarin Chinese, Mongolian, Russian, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Secondary Education, Spanish, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Japan; Mongolia; Philippines; Singapore; South Korea; Thailand