ERIC Number: ED434539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Using Videos with Adult English Language Learners. ERIC Digest.
Videos are a powerful tool in helping English language learners improve their language skills. They provide the learner with content, context, and language, and will play an increasing role in both classroom English-as-a-Second-Language instruction and self-study. Regardless of the quality and sophistication of videos, whether they are in use in a classroom, in distance learning, or in a combination, the teacher's guidance is crucial in facilitating use of this medium to improve adult English language learners' communication skills and knowledge of United States culture. Selection of videos should be based on their capacity for inspiration/motivation/interest, content, clarity of message, pacing, graphics, length of sequence(s), independence of sequence(s), availability and quality of related materials, and potential classroom use. Some videos, video series, and multimedia materials currently in use for ESL instruction are cited. Contains 19 references. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Media Selection, Second Language Instruction, Videotape Recordings
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.