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Language/s French
Author Christine Canning-Wilson  Email
The Center of Excellence for Research and Training, Higher Colleges of Technology (Abu Dhabi)
Title Practical Aspects of Using Video in the Foreign Language Classroom
Date The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. VI, No. 11, November 2000
Description Video is at best defined as the selection and sequence of messages in an audio-visual context. Considerable confidence is placed in the value of audio-visual aids to enhance the learning of foreign languages, yet there is little empirical data and research to support the proposition that video facilitates in the learning of foreign languages. However, with the amount of time devoted to using video in the Foreign or Second Language (F/SL) classroom, research is warranted to show how audio-visual aids enhance the language learning process. Currently, research over the past two decades, shows that there are several limitations to be recognized when examining results. First, many studies have been done with visual aids and not with actual foreign and second language videos. Secondly, many video studies use intact groups instead of random groups who were studying only one foreign language. Thus, studies using different groups and languages may yield different results than those found in the literature. As Omaggio (1979) points out, to find varied results, researchers would need to ask whether or not the same findings would hold true in different languages.
Key words Video Foreign Language Classroom
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