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ERIC Number: ED522931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Creating an Authentic Learning Environment in the Foreign Language Classroom
Nikitina, Larisa
Online Submission, International Journal of Instruction v4 n1 p33-46 Jan 2011
Theatrical activities are widely used by language educators to promote and facilitate language learning. Involving students in production of their own video or a short movie in the target language allows a seamless fusion of language learning, art, and popular culture. The activity is also conducive for creating an authentic learning situation where the real world becomes a part of the educational experience and necessitates the use of an authentic language by the learners. This article describes a video project carried out by Russian language learners at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). It examines how the work on the project created and supported authenticity of the learning experience. Though the article focuses on the video project done in the context of language learning and teaching, this activity could be successfully implemented in teaching various subjects at both secondary and tertiary levels. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia