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The Videotape Recorder in Foreign Language Conversation and Composition Courses



Abstract  The videotape recorder has become a legitimate, effective teaching device in innumerable settings at all levels of instruction. One area that has been completely overlooked is the incorporation of the videotape recorder into college foreign language conversation and composition courses. It is the purpose of this paper to fill the gap by describing a method by which this valuable teaching device can be used to enhance the oral and written proficiency of foreign language students.