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Lights, Camera, English! Jill Davidson and Michael Connolly ELTeCS 24 November 2011
Lights, Camera, English! Why (not) use audio-visual material? Criteria for selecting video Activities: Gap fills Drama extension Silent movies Backs to the Board Prediction Using news Cover the picture Resources and Links
Why use audio-visual material? ProsCons Solutions?
Why use audio-visual material? ProsCons Authentic listening Motivating and a change of pace Learning styles – Visual learners Body language and visual clues Learner support Students can learn about different cultures. Easily exploited by teacher using pause and rewind to replay or freeze parts. Equipment Technical difficulties Passivity Parents! (expectations of what learning involves) Resources and preparation Solutions?
Criteria for selecting video Watchability Length Appropriateness of Content Level of maturity Degree of visual support Appropriateness of language
Activities: Gap fills (to practise grammar/vocabulary/numbers etc.)
Resources and Links: TV: record adverts, series, films or news from the TV DVD/Video: films, series, documentaries etc. Internet: http://www.youtube.com http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/articles/video-young-learners-1 http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/articles/video-young-learners-2 http://www.englishcentral.com/en/videos http://www.videojug.com Reading: Using Authentic Video in the Language Classroom, Jane Sherman (CUP 2003)