The use of video and other media-based tools has long been a stalwart in any language teacher’s arsenal of teaching approaches. Films, television extracts, archives and other artifacts provide the necessary means to bring languages to life and can have a significant impact when it comes to providing authentic learning opportunities. In this seminar we aim to explore the latest methods and approaches involving media to support language teaching at different levels of language learning from beginners through to advanced. We will share experiences and resources to help language teachers make better and more effecive use of media as a tool to support their teaching. We will also explore some of the latest affordances of media in this setting coming about due to advances in media-based tools and services. This online seminar will include demonstrations, small group meetings and a general discussion on the topic and will generate a recap document, listing all resources discussed and shared for all participants.
The agenda includes an introduction the following examples of media-supported language teaching tools and approaches:
- FilmDoo Academy presented and discussed by Weerada Sucharitkul, FilmDoo, UK/France. FilmDoo Academy is a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Media Programme.
- Your choice! presented and discussed by Julia Weißenböck & Tanja Greil, Salzburg University, Austria
- Face-to-Face-to-Distance (F2F2D) presented and discussed by Julia Schieber, ILI, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. The overall goal of F2F2D project is to develop and collect effective digital tools and innovative methods including media based approaches to ensure a high-quality transfer language teaching from face-to-face to online formats.
- Immersive English and The English Language Film Club presented and discussed by Frank Girr, vhsteacher.com, Germany
- ENACT Learn language through culture app presented and discussed by Paul Seedhouse, Newcastle University, UK
- Instagram in the language class & Language Learning Task Corner presented and discussed by Alsu Buiting and Fabio Galati, The University of Groningen, Netherlands