Advantages Of Multi-Media Method

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Multi-media method The aim of the multi-media approach is to facilitate computer-aided multi-media instruction enabling individualized and independent language learning through the students’ choice of content. Students can understand peculiarities of language through audio- visual experience, for example, listening to standardised audio- visual inputs such as BBC website and answer the comprehension questions. For the practice of productive skills -making presentations and oral reports, engaging in discussions and debates, giving oral or written response to questions or issues associated to the topics, writing summaries, commentaries, etc. In this way, skills and language analysis are integrated around the selected topics in a meaningful,…show more content…
Integrating project work for the improvement of communication skills of technical students- students analyse a project work in the target language by discussions in groups, make a report by using a pre-designed questionnaire, and give a presentation. 4. What are the advantages of content-based instruction? (Peachey, 2016) • It can make learning a language more interesting and motivating. Students can use the language to fulfil a real purpose, which can make students both more independent and confident. • Students can also develop a much wider knowledge of the world through CBI which can feed back into improving and supporting their general educational needs. • CBI is very popular among EAP (English for Academic Purposes) teachers as it helps students to develop valuable study skills such as note taking, summarising and extracting key information from texts. • Taking information from different sources, re-evaluating and restructuring that information can help students to develop very valuable thinking skills that can then be transferred to other…show more content…
• Some students may copy directly from the source texts they use to get their information. Avoid this by designing tasks that demand students evaluate the information in some way, to draw conclusions or actually to put it to some practical use. Having information sources that have conflicting information can also be helpful as students have to decide which information they agree with or most believe. 7. Discussion and Conclusion Many authors refer to successful program outcomes as evidence of its (CBI) benefits. They either describe a program that they assert as successful; or they discuss teacher and student interests, program enrollments, and successful student adjustment to later academic careers as support for CBI (Grabe and Stoller, 1997). For the past two decades CBI has developed its own success stories wherever it is implemented, it also works for our technical students. Teachers’ have to choose an appropriate blend of content and language as per the interest and suitability of their students. The findings of Pessoa et. al. (2007) indicate that an effective content-based instruction class includes attention to both content and language through conversations that encourage student language use and development, as well as metalinguistic awareness by collaboratively negotiating form and by the teacher’s
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