ERIC Number: ED416710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Message Is the Medium: Using Video Materials To Facilitate Foreign Language Performance.
Garza, Thomas J.
Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education, v2 n2 Sum 1996
The use of video materials in second language instruction is discussed, particularly as a potential remedy for commonly-used non-communicative or text-bound teaching materials. Research into video use in the second language classroom is reviewed. Basic criteria for selecting instructional video are outlined. Such materials should: contain the desired linguistic material; be thematically interesting; require repeated viewings for the student to comprehend the text fully; have a high audio/visual correlation; and be brief. Presentation techniques for exploiting video materials are also suggested, including use of captioning, colorization, video enhancement and overlay, time-coding for cross-referencing to a text or other materials, use of related print materials, pre-viewing exercises, task-related viewing, and follow-up activities. Additional practical considerations for classroom use are noted. Contains 26 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related document, see FL 025 207.