Video-making Assignment in ESP

Žana Knežević

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Abstract


The use of videos in foreign language teaching is a common activity which supports motivation, verbal and non-verbal communication, and an access to the target-language culture. Thanks to digital video technology, videos can be edited and adapted for students, depending on their age and/or language level. Video can also be employed to record student projects in or out of the classroom, and students can also be encouraged to use technology and create their own video. This paper describes an assignment in which 3rd year students of the Faculty of Information Technology, University “Mediterranean” Podgorica, create their own videos in pairs. The students are encouraged to make videos of their own choice (role-play, documentary, animation, tutorial), and achieve the final goal of this approach, which is to demonstrate both their communication and vocational skills, but also to improve their knowledge of English for Information Technology. The secondary aim of this paper is to explain the conducive effects of pair work which are supported by collaboration and cooperation.


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