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ERIC Number: EJ815726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-1094-3501
Playing the Videotext: A Media Literacy Perspective on Video-Mediated L2 Listening
Gruba, Paul
Language Learning & Technology, v10 n2 p77-92 May 2006
Adopting a literacy perspective towards student interactions with digital media can extend and develop views of second language (L2) listening comprehension. In this case study, variations in "play" are grounded in a media literacy perspective as a way to frame student work with authentic videotext. Twenty-two Australian students of Japanese watched three digitized news clips as they talked aloud. Qualitative analysis of their immediately retrospective verbal reports showed that learners do indeed "play" and "replay" the media texts as they, for example, perform, fool around, and establish signposts. The article concludes with a discussion urging language teachers and researchers to adopt media literacy perspectives in their use of electronic media. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia