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YouTube for foreign languages:

You have to see this video


JOSEPH M. TERANTINO
PRESENTED BY HUI WANG

Key concepts

Digital native

a person who has grown up with digital technology (Terantino, pp. 11)

Prenskys (2001) list of digital natives wants of education

Efficiency

Multi-tasking

Hands-on activities

Use of graphic (comes before text)

Random access to information

Social network

Game > serious work

Frequent rewards

Key concepts

Less commonly taught languages (LCTLs)

Picture superiority effect

Students retain better when presented with pictures rather than texts

Head fake

Randy Pausch (Last Lecture): a parent or educator shifts the focus of


an activity wile simultaneously teaching the targeted content

Key ideas

Pedagogical

implementation of YouTube

Fill

the gaps between the tools and language


acquisition

Meaningful

interaction in the TL

Practical applications

YouTube for providing content and information

Videos for LCTLs

Culture-based videos (view objectively)

YouTube for student-created videos

Presentations

YouTube for collaboration

Real feedback

Concerns

Privacy and safety issue

Appropriateness of the student-created videos

Online access (technical issue)

Related to readings

Chapelle and Jamieson

Listening tip 4
1) stimulate visual dimension
2) build context for understanding
3) raise motivation and attention level and improve comprehension

Speaking tip 3

1) provide opportunities for oral practice through interaction with


the computer

Related to readings

Tanner and Landon


Embedding these strategies into computer-assisted materials would
benefit learners by allowing them to take control of their own learning
and by providing discourse-length contexts in which to practice those
prosodic features that improve intelligibility and comprehensibility (pp.
53)
[conclusion]self-directed, computer-assisted cued pronunciation
readings can provide an effective way to help students improve their
ability to perceive, and prosodic features outside of class. (pp. 62)

Merits of the article

Presents a new way of using existing, well-developed internet


resource in ESL/EFL classrooms

Provides lists of available videos for language learning

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