Abdeslam badre on culture through videos in esl teaching


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" Audio-visualizing EFL Students’ Learning of The US Culture Via an Effective use of Videos" is meant to provide salient teaching strategies, techniques of video usage in an ESL classroom setting, besides the theoretical rationales behind using them for an effective teaching learning of intricate cultural aspects of the target culture

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Abdeslam badre on culture through videos in esl teaching

  1. 1. Effective Use of Videos to Promote Cultural Awareness in ESL Teaching <ul><li>By: Abdeslam Badre </li></ul><ul><li>Rabat-ALC </li></ul><ul><li>Email: abdeslambadre@yahoo.com </li></ul>08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre outline
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>I. Introduction: Share What you Think </li></ul><ul><li>II. Why Bother Ourselves with Video Use </li></ul><ul><li>III. What Strategies & what Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>IV. Conclusion: Forget &Remember </li></ul>08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre Test 1
  3. 3. I. What do you think? 08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre Test 2 It is better to: Beginning Pre-Int. Inter. Advanced teach cultural aspects, starting from use videos to teach cultural aspects, starting
  4. 4. What Do You Do? 08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre result 1 Question 3 Printed Text Visuals Audio Audio- Visuals All of These Do you teach cultural aspects, using Question 4 How often do you use videos to teach culture? Always Some-times Seldom Never
  5. 5. Count your Ideas! 08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre result 2 Do you think that it is better to: Beginning Pre-Int. Inter. Advance Teach EFL culture starting from 20 15 10 5 Use videos to teach about the EFL Culture starting 20 15 10 5
  6. 6. Measure what you do! 08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre Generalization Question 3 Printed Text Visuals Audio Audio- Visuals All of These Do you think that EFL culture could be best taught through 5 10 10 15 20 Question 4 How often do you use videos to teach culture? Always Some-times Seldom Never 20 15 10 5
  7. 7. “ Every generalization is wrong including this one” <ul><li>90–66: Favorable beliefs and practice </li></ul><ul><li>65-46: Favorable beliefs but not always reflected in practice </li></ul><ul><li>45-26: Quite favorable beliefs, but not always reflected in practice </li></ul><ul><li>25-20: less favorable beliefs reflected in practice </li></ul>08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre Pic1
  8. 8. Say what you See? 08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre PIC 2
  9. 9. How About Now? 08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre Homecome. Def.
  10. 10. Homecoming? <ul><li>It is the tradition of welcoming back former residents and alumni of an institution. It most commonly refers to a tradition in many universities, colleges, and high schools in North America. It includes activities for students and alumni, such as sports and culture events and parade through the street of the city or town (V-1) </li></ul>08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre Advantage
  11. 11. II. Why Bother? <ul><li>Bring the real world to the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Give an aesthetic look at the culture & facilitate Acculturation </li></ul><ul><li>Display the culture behind the language </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight paralinguistic features </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate comprehension & increase TL input & Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Conducive to integrated skills development </li></ul><ul><li>Effectively stimulate further debate in and outside class </li></ul><ul><li>Pleasant, motivating, & friendly </li></ul>08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre sequencing
  12. 12. Pedagogical Sequencing <ul><li>Pre-viewing </li></ul><ul><li>While-viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Post-viewing </li></ul>08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre Pre-V
  13. 13. III. Pre-viewing Techniques <ul><ul><li>Voc. Generating (V-2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key-Voc. Explaining (V.3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pronunciation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Predict the story from the title (V-4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Predict events: Free write possible questions about the events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freeze Framing: Predict or describe: predict what is being said/happened or about to/ interpret facial expressions, describe the scene, colors (V-5) </li></ul></ul>08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre While-V
  14. 14. While-Viewing techniques <ul><li>Video sound off: description of events (V-5) </li></ul><ul><li>Picture-off: Context-description (V-3) </li></ul><ul><li>Factual questions: (V-6) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>True-False </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WH-Qs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M.C.Q </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inferential questions (7) </li></ul><ul><li>Information-gap watching: Back to back </li></ul><ul><li>Note-taking: of major events/central information/main section of the plots </li></ul><ul><li>Write down Un-answered questions, events or aspects about culture </li></ul>08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre Post-w
  15. 15. Post-viewing Techniques <ul><li>Open debate (8) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Imagine if” activity </li></ul><ul><li>Compare & Contrast local and target cultural aspects </li></ul><ul><li>change the ending </li></ul><ul><li>Voice-acting </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive Language practice </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up research </li></ul><ul><li>Writing: Summaries, reports, reviews </li></ul>08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre Remember
  16. 16. Don not Forget to remember that…!!! <ul><li>Videos could only be used with advanced level students </li></ul><ul><li>Or Cultural aspects could be better introduced to more advanced Ss. </li></ul><ul><li>Video use is time consuming </li></ul><ul><li>Videos could ever substitute your role as a facilitator </li></ul>08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre Remember
  17. 17. Remember to Remember!!! <ul><li>To evaluate and select the appropriate video materials regarding length, content and language goals, and students’ level </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of the video: not too long this leads to loss of focus/ not too short this may luck context or and ample information for the learners </li></ul><ul><li>Find out if it fits the outlined goals and objectives of the lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Preview it first, and watch it a few times before using it </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare difficult and unusual vocabulary and grammar. </li></ul><ul><li>Break The Video Up Into Shorter Sections </li></ul>08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre coding
  18. 18. Downloadable Videos Link <ul><li>Real-english.com </li></ul>08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre ????
  19. 19. Questions???  08/01/11 Abdeslam Badre