This paper, originally presented at the 1973 Annual Meeting of ACTFL, 22–25 November, in Boston, Massachusetts, was accompanied by actual videotaped class sessions.
Using Videotape in the Advanced Conversation Class*
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1975 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 8, Issue 3, pages 233–238, October 1975
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Santoni, G. V. (1975), Using Videotape in the Advanced Conversation Class. Foreign Language Annals, 8: 233–238. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1975.tb01554.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT The mere utilization of the videotape will not assure free-flowing conversation. Before taping, attentive selection of material and careful preparation are essential. In this experiment all sessions taped were a follow-up to students working with a unit on a French village. Students read interviews, prepared language and cultural exercises, and saw slides and films before attempting role-playing in front of the camera. The conscious effort required by the experiment created a new feeling of intimacy between students and teachers. The opportunity for self-analysis was found highly beneficial. Students felt that they had reinforced their language skills and their cultural awareness while learning how to pay more attention to each other as well.