Advisor

Marjorie Terdal

Date of Award

1989

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Department

Applied Linguistics

Physical Description

1 online resource (95 p.)

Subjects

English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers -- Audio-visual aids, Listening -- Study and teaching, Video tapes in education

DOI

10.15760/etd.5843

Abstract

The use of videotapes has become widespread in ESL classes in recent years. The decline in cost of tapes and VCR equipment has assisted in the spread of this technology. These tapes are often used in listening comprehension classes and may replace or supplement the use of audiotapes. However, research has not established that the addition of the visual element, especially in the movie or TV type context of many videos, is an advantage to the language learner.

A total of seventy-six students participated in a listening comprehension recall exercise. Thirty-nine students viewed a videotape segment, and the remaining thirty-seven students listened to the audio portion of the same segment. Each group viewed or listened to the tape two times. Then the groups were given twenty minutes to write a recall. Each paper was scored for total idea units recalled, macropropositions, elaborations, and distortions .

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/22303

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