Philip D. Ambard (deceased) (PhD, University of Denver) was a Major in the United States Air Force and a Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Effects of Narrative Script Advance Organizer Strategies Used to Introduce Video in the Foreign Language Classroom
Article first published online: 21 MAY 2012
© 2012 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Inc.
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 45, Issue 2, pages 203–228, Summer 2012
How to Cite
Ambard, P. D. and Ambard, L. K. (2012), Effects of Narrative Script Advance Organizer Strategies Used to Introduce Video in the Foreign Language Classroom. Foreign Language Annals, 45: 203–228. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2012.01189.x
Linda K. Ambard (MA, Boise State University) teaches at an American school on Ansbach Army Post in Germany.
- Issue published online: 15 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 21 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 22 SEP 2010
- action research;
- advance organizer;
- foreign language in higher education;
- second language learning;
- video-based instruction
The study compared participant comprehension of foreign language video content using two advance organizer (AO) strategies while exploring the benefits of AOs as proficiency increases. Participants were 50 advanced-beginner Spanish college students in three sections. Collaborative reading condition participants read a target language narrative video script aloud in groups, watched the video of the script, and took a test. Individual reading condition participants read the same script quietly before watching the video and taking the test. Control group participants did not read the script before watching the video and taking the test. The study was conducted at the start and end of the semester. Results indicate that AOs increased video comprehension. Researchers concluded that learners benefit to similar degrees from access to AOs as proficiency increases.