Ponencia AzTESOL 2008


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Ponencia AzTESOL 2008

  1. 1. Structure  Objectives  Introduction  Uses of videos in EFL/ESL  Types of Activities • Examples of Home Made Videos • Dimensions and Issues to consider while designing ESL/EFL videos • Sites to download materials and tools • Conclusion
  2. 2. Objectives  To demonstrate how ESL/EFL teachers can use videos in their courses.  To share practical ideas for creating them.  To provide participants with sites where they can download materials and tools to make their own videos.
  3. 3. Introduction  Videos have traditionally been used in many schools as a reward or to entertain students.  However, they can also be used as a very powerful educational aid to enhance language instruction, without taking the fun out of them, as some authors argue, such as Williams & Lutes (2007); Maggs (2005); Köksal (2004); and Stempleski (2000).
  4. 4. Uses of Videos in ESL/EFL  As a teaching tool  To motivate students  As a learning Aid
  5. 5. Types of activities  Preliminary activities  During the projection  Closing Activities
  6. 6. Examples of Home Made Videos Example #1 Example #2
  7. 7. Dimensions and Issues to Consider While Designing ESL/EFL Videos These can be:  Pedagogical  Technical Production  Equipment related 
  8. 8. Pedagogical Dimension  Related to the learning theory & Second Language/ Foreign Language Acquisition
  9. 9. Technical Dimension • Production issues • Equipment issues
  10. 10. Production issues What NOT to do: Eight Lessons to design a Video
  11. 11. Equipment issues  While shooting be sure that:  The camera has memory, tape, battery, etc.  The camera is actually recording.  The camera works
  12. 12. Equipment issues  While editing the video, be sure that: The editing program’s format matches the video  program. You know hoe to use the editing program.  You keep all the videos you need in a file.  The edited video and all its components are in the same  file.
  13. 13. FREE Tools for Video Edition Windows Movie Maker Collections area 1) Storyboard 2) Preview area 3) Collections bar 4)
  14. 14. Jahshaka http://jahshaka.org/
  15. 15. The Internet A secondary source full of video material Sites to download free material for English language teaching (with didactic guides)  http://www.esl-lab.com/roots/rootsrd1.htm  http://www.download-esl.com/videos.html  http://www.english-4kids.com/videos.html  http://www.englishmedialab.com/beginnervideos.html
  16. 16. Full videos or samples of videos and scenes  http://www.dotsub.com/  http://www.archive.org/details/opensource_movies  http://youtube.com/  http://0-a.mymovies.net/trailers/  http://tv.isg.si/site/?q=node/873  http://www.alltrailers.net/  http://movieclock.com/  http://www.movie-list.com/
  17. 17. Translations of movies or TV shows:  http://www.script-o-rama.com/ movie-transcripts-a.html  http://members.tripod. com/~LauraAMC/
  18. 18. Conclusion Although some people are against technologies, this element is becoming more important in students’ lives nowadays.
  19. 19. Conclusion It is believed that rejection to these new elements has happened because some teachers think of technologies only as a kind of entertainment. What they don’t realize is that we can use the interest students have towards it in our favor, control it and adapt it to language teaching.
  20. 20. Conclusion Besides, using technologies does not have to be that complicated: Recent advances have made its use easier for users. All you need is the will to innovate and satisfy student’s needs.
  21. 21. Doubts University of Sonora