TO KILL THE BLACKBOARD?
TECHNOLOGY IN LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING
In language teaching and learning, we have a lot to choose from the world of technology: radio, TV, CD-Rom, computers, C.A.L.L., the Internet, Electronic Dictionary, e-mail, audio cassettes, Power-point, and videos/DVDs or VCDs. Table 1 in Appendix C illustrates their advantages and disadvantages. This paper aims to discuss the use and importance of Videos/DVDs as visual aids in language learning and teaching, presenting a sample video lesson focusing on the study of language through literary texts--a novel by Harper Lee. We all know that there are hundreds of films on video or DVD (VCD), which borrow their stories from novels. This paper does not aim to present prescriptions to language teachers, but rather, to make suggestions concerning the effective use of video or films in EFL classes.