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Using a Radio Drama in English Writing Courses
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NDC
Education
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本研究の目的は,大学教養教育英語ライティング授業におけるラジオ・ドラマ使用の有用性を検討することである。学習者の聴解力育成に関わって,映画やテレビ・ドラマなどの視聴覚教材の利点について多くの報告がある。しかしながら,外国語教育におけるラジオ・ドラマの活用についての報告は少なく,とりわけ作文指導における有用性の報告はほとんどない。そこで,ラジオ・ドラマをライティング活動のインプット素材として用い,学習者の受け止めなどについて調査した結果を報告する。
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the usefulness of using a radio drama in general English writing classes at the university level. Authentic audio-visual materials often motivate learners to watch and listen to the information provided in the target language. Recently, a lot of research has identified the merits of using films, TV dramas, and other visual materials for developing students’ listening abilities. However, there have been few papers reporting about the usefulness of radio dramas used in foreign language classrooms, especially the use of them as input to stimulate writing practices, namely to promote output activities.  

A radio-style drama of 11 episodes, Acapulco Vacation, was used for an English writing course in the autumn semester of 2013, and 28 Japanese intermediate-level university students (average TOEIC score of 593.3) took it as a compulsory subject. The students were expected to listen to one of the 11 episodes before each class, and worked on open-type comprehension questions, writing their answers on a worksheet every week. Also, each student wrote a 500-word summary of the whole story as an assignment at the end of the course. A questionnaire was conducted in the last lesson to evaluate the course.  

The results of the survey indicated that most of the students found it useful to use the radio drama to practice writing as well as listening. They also felt that their writing abilities had improved. In addition, many comments were reported to create positive attitudes or stronger motivation for second/foreign language learning.
journal title
Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education
issue
Issue 18
start page
1
end page
15
date of issued
2015-03-01
publisher
広島大学外国語教育研究センター
issn
1347-0892
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language
jpn
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
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application/pdf
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Copyright (c) 2015 広島大学外国語教育研究センター
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Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education
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