Friday, 5 September 2008

Digital video project in EFL

Digital video as a tool in foreign language learning offers a diverse number of activities for students, something which was explored by Sylvi Vigmo in her presentation Language learners as actors, narrators and film editors. The starting point is that learners can be active producers of language never mind the level they are at. The target group discussed in this session was Swedish EFL students in upper secondary school. The students planned a script followed by filming, there are many different language learning activities going on during editing and focusing on the logic of a narrative. Such learner activities as code switching between English-Swedish, humour, wordplay, imitation and repetition are used, making the process more important than the actual product, the film.

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