The Integration of iBooks and Travel Documentary Films for Foreign Language Teaching and Learning


Authentic travel documentaries provide language learners with a deep insight into the target language and culture. A travel documentary as short as 30 minutes not only takes people to travel, as its name suggests, but also serves as a miniature encyclopedia encompassing such aspects of the target country as history, politics, culture, geology, music, military, society, economy, etc. which is a rich resource for language learners to probe into. The combination of travel documentaries and iBooks, with its embedded interactive widgets, offers an immersion-like learning experience where people feel like they are personally on the scene. It is hoped that this combination of technology and language teaching provides foreign language teachers with a unique and innovative perspective.

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Yugang Zhou, DLIFLC, United States

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Conference: IICEHawaii2018
Stream: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis

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