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ERIC Number: ED467255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Effective Learner-Centered Strategies for Extensive Viewing of Feature Films.
Lin, Li-Yun
This paper demonstrates effective strategies for helping Taiwanese English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students participate in extensive and active viewing of Chinese-subtitled films outside of the classroom, focusing on how appropriate strategies for watching Chinese-subtitled Hollywood films in authentic viewing environments can guide students toward self-directed learning. The paper illustrates strategies and techniques according to two types of viewing resources. First, there are techniques for how teachers can help students benefit from the viewing resources, such as television or theater productions, which they as viewers cannot control. The techniques are categorized as vocabulary acquisition; listening (setting goals, prediction, tolerance attitude, taking notes, and occasional ignorance); and speaking. The second set of techniques deals with the use of controllable media such as videotapes, video-on-demand systems, DVD systems, or computer playback. When using such technologies, viewers can control their pace and engage in repeated viewing of segments according to their levels and needs. Effective strategies include repeated viewing, taking notes, taking part in related exercises for reinforcing learning, and pre-reading transcripts. The paper concludes that the viewer's self-awareness and determination decide the effectiveness of the strategies. (Contains 13 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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