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ERIC Number: ED466097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 13
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Learner-Centered Activities from the DVD-Format "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
Lin, Li-Yun
This paper demonstrates how Taiwanese English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) college teachers and students collaborate and negotiate to design various learner-centered activities based on the Chinese film, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." These activities are intended to enhance students' listening and speaking abilities. The paper demonstrates eight classroom activities, including the following: repeated viewing with various subtitles, viewing with reversed subtitles, viewing with commentary, an interview with actor Michelle Yeoh (who is not a native speaker of English but speaks quite well), sequencing, interior monologue, a translation competition game, and theme song singing. The paper demonstrates how a Chinese film in the DVD format can be a highly motivating teaching material for Chinese ESL college students. It also highlights how students' learning motivation and effectiveness can be significantly enhanced if they participate in the process of selecting materials and designing activities. The paper discusses both the technical utilization of DVD and guidelines for implementing the learner-centered approach for each activity, focusing on teacher and student roles. Three appendixes present English learning activities. (Contains 11 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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