Choose your screen resolution: Auto adjust 800x600 1024x768

Audio and visual aids in teaching english as a foreign language
Scris de mihaiela lazar   
Sâmbătă, 08 Februarie 2014 19:25



Coman Valentina

Liceul Tehnologic Constantin Brâncuşi, Piteşti


Rezumat: Articolul îşi propune evidenţierea avantajelor folosirii mijloacelor audio şi video în învăţarea limbii engleze.

Cuvinte cheie: audio, visual, aids, computer, advantages, students


In every country education should be a high-priority situation and this must include the new changes in technologies. Teaching, nowadays, has become a major challenge in the context of new technologies which have revolutionized the world around us.

In this respect, the role played by the computer and the video must be emphasized as a complex and dynamic process of teaching English. Representing a very useful tool, the computer has gained importance in the recent times. The computer offers the students the opportunity to learn by themselves and to manipulate the knowledge that they have already acquired. In the same time, the video exposes our students to genuine images which reflect the civilization and the culture of the people whose language they are going to learn.

The audio aids that the teacher uses in the classroom are extremely effective in improving the phonetics, pronunciation and spoken English of the students. As a listening tool, it enhances the listening experience for our students, but we rarely hear a disembodied voice in real life situations and, as teachers, we frequently ask our students to work with recorded conversation of people they never see. However, this can be changed by using videos and CDs in the classroom.

The teacher of English can use a lot of teaching materials (games, quizzes, songs etc.) materials which can be stored in the computer. The main advantage is that they can be accessed instantly and, thus, a lot of time and effort can be spared in the process of preparing for the next lesson. Using a computer, the teacher can organize the classes more effectively and, on the other hand, the student finds the computer a useful tool of which he never gets bored.

We would also like to mention some of the advantages that the computer and video-based activities bring, in learning and teaching English.

Among the most important we can mention that the students are exposed to high quality images and this can arouse their interest. They become anxious and develop a learning habit. The material helps the teacher to present the lesson in a clear and effective way and this catches the attention of the students. The exercises are game-like and fun at the same time. The students can work through the exercises as much time as they need and learning as they go. Learning with the help of the computer, the students receive immediate and non-judgmental feedback. Gathering information on the computer is an easier and more exciting task and the materials guide students to learn well reducing the stress involved in the process of teaching and learning. There are innumerable advantages offered by the audio and visual aids.

As a conclusion, we may say that using visual and audio aids definitely contribute to achieve our goals in the classroom while teaching English as a foreign language.



Damon, Thomas Frank, Using Audio-visual Aids in the Teaching of English, Stanford University, 1948

Salah, El-Araby, Audiovisual for Teaching English, Longman Publishing Group, 1974

Marlow, Ediger, Teaching English Successfully, Discovery Publishing House, 2010

Wright, Andrew, Visual materials for the language teacher, Longman, London, 1976

Ultima actualizare în Duminică, 09 Februarie 2014 21:13

Adaugă comentariu

Codul de securitate

Revista cu ISSN

Modalitati de dezvoltare a gustului pent…

MODALITĂŢI DE DEZVOLTARE A GUSTULUI PENTRU LECTURĂ Băcanu Mariana Profesor învățământ primar Colegiul Național ,,Ana Aslan” Brăila Lectura...

Read more

A study about the romantic 19 th century

A STUDY ABOUT THE ROMANTIC 19th CENTURY Prof. Adriana- Maria Ştefănescu Liceul Tehnologic Energetic „Regele Ferdinand I”, Timişoara The late 18th century was a period of revolutionary change across Europe....

Read more

Studiu privind nevoile de educatie ale e…

            STUDIU – PRIVIND NEVOILE DE EDUCAŢIE ALE ELEVILOR PENTRU A PREVENI SITUAŢIILE DE EŞEC ŞCOLAR   Blejan Maria Liliana, Profesor Psiholog Liceul de Arte Plastice “Hans Mattis Teutsch” Braşov   Studiul urmăreşte investigarea şi...

Read more

Desenul mijloc de cunoastere a copiilor

DESENUL -  MIJLOC DE CUNOAŞTERE A COPIILOR    Institutor Herczeg Monica, Şcoala cu clasele I-VIII Dudeştii Noi                         Asemeni muzicii şi dansului, desenul permite omului să se exprime fără cuvinte, să dea...

Read more

Regulamentul de inspectie a unitatilor d…

Regulamentul de inspectie a unitatilor de invatamant preuniversitar   Prezentul Regulament de inspectie a unitatilor de invatamant preuniversitar a fost publicat in Monitorul Oficial 746 din 24 octombrie 2011 (M. Of. 746/2011) si...

Read more

Resurse educationale interactive cu inst…

RESURSE EDUCAȚIONALE INTERACTIVE CU INSTRUMENTUL POST-IT Profesor Bușcă Alexandru Liceul Tehnologic “Lazăr Edeleanu”, Năvodari Rezumat: În acest articol este prezentat instrumentul Post-It, cu ajutorul căruia...

Read more


STUDIU DE CAZ DESPRE CAUZELE ALBIRII RECIFURILOR DE CORALI Prof. Dimitriu Alina Grup Școlar Agricol Alexandria, jud. Teleorman Recifurile de corali sunt printre cele mai diverse...

Read more

Rolul modernizator al natiunii

ROLUL MODERNIZATOR AL NAŢIUNII Profesor Petcu Camelia Liceul Tehnologic Măneciu, Judeţul Prahova Herder era de părere că adevăratele culturi se nasc nu pentru a se...

Read more