“Broadcast Yourself”: The
use of YouTube in
University of Florida,
Center for European Studies
12th Annual NCOLCTL Conference, 2009
* Online Language Learning
* Long Live, You Tube!
* Some Applications
* WATCH OUT!
Language learning should provide exposure to
authentic language use and teachers need to help
students explore online learning possibilities
(Blin 2004; Groß and Wolf 2001).
Focus On Grammar
Blackboard Learning System
YouTube, a video-sharing website where users can
upload, view and share video clips, has made it
possible for anyone who can use a computer to
post a video that millions of people can within
A student’s comment
I have found great value in the use of You
Tube for language learning. It provides a great
deal of opportunities to hear native speakers,
as many times as I want, when I want.
Listening to Turkish songs helps my
pronunciation as well and Turkish shows help
me in understanding everyday language.
Doing both of these also provides me with first
hand encounters of Turkish culture, that I
would be without were it not for You Tube.