Role of Televisual Literacy in Second Language Teaching


In non-native English speaking countries like Asian countries, where English is learnt as second language, teachers explore innovative practices for SLT. Televisual aids are really helpful as teaching tool. The present paper is writer's endeavour to know how and why they work. Television, in present days, is used in social system by 95%. Although in Asian countries, we still don't have smart classes to show Audio-video aids to students. But Television is available in nearly every home. Families devote quality time in watching programmes. In that way, it can work as a mode of practice and learning. Second language does not mean only to learn language but we must prepare students to read, write, and speak target language. For all this, it is mandatory to show them visual aids, so they can see culture and traditions too to make their understanding clear. The present paper is focussed on the use of television in SLT as it is easily available and accessible. The purpose of the paper is to suggest innovative ways to make SLL interesting for non- native speakers and learners. Also suggestions were made keeping in mind socio and economic conditions of developing countries.

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Reena Mittal, DAK Degree College, India

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Conference: ACAH2016
Stream: Humanities - Language, Linguistics

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