Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Recent studies have brought about an increased awareness of the need for better listening comprehension skills among ESL students, and as a result there is heightened interest in the use of live language in the classroom. Radio is a highly accessible and versatile source of such, providing the student with a limitless supply of current language. This paper focuses on the use of radio as a live language tool. Included in the paper are a rationale for using radio; a description of the author's work with commercials, news and weather reports; specific lesson plans; guidelines for using radio as a teaching mode; and samples of student work.
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Broadcast and Video Studies | Communication | Instructional Media Design
Barnes, Mary Ann, "On the Radio: Using Radio in ESL Classes" (1981). MA TESOL Collection. 350.