Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Diane Larsen-Freeman


Having worked as a video specialist at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, I saw the opportunity to augment the listening comprehension curriculum at the Center for Intensive English Language Studies in Islamabad, Pakistan, with a supplementary curriculum based on the use of video materials while working there as an intern teacher in June - October, 1986. The curriculum was designed in answer to a demand for interesting materials that would aid in fulfilling one of CIELS' curricular goals to further prepare their students, all officials of the Pakistan government, both culturally and academically, for study in the United States. My proposed curriculum called for developing an operations manual to assist the CIELS teachers in running the video equipment, establishing a videocassette library for ready access to materials, developing a series of lesson plans for presenting some of the materials in the library, and conducting two in-service trainings for the CIELS staff on operating the videotape equipment and teaching with video as a medium. In addition to this, I wrote a paper justifying the use of video as a medium for teaching language and explaining the process I went through in writing the Supplementary Video Curriculum for .CIELS Listening Comprehension Classes.


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