The CineLingua Approach: Verbal and Non-verbal Features in Second Language Acquisition. Film Narrative to Anchor Comprehension and Production
This study has as a central focus a foreign language classroom environment that makes daily use of multimedia film lessons in the target language. More specifically this study explores whether first-semester, first-year college students of Italian will understand film narrative, and how, the comprehension of the film narrative will affect their written production. Eighty-one first year college students participated in this study. The results suggest that the Anchored Learning Group performed better than the Basic-Skills Learning Group in the comprehension tasks of the two film segments. The second experimental probe, consisting in a production task, shows that compared to the Basic-Skills Learning Group, the written productions of the Anchored Learning Group reflect far better the structure of the narrative discourse participants have been exposed to. On the occasion of this production task, students were required to write their essay using at least ten Italian verbs.
KeywordsVerbal and non-verbal information second language acquisition anchored instruction multimedia film narrative linguistic analysis
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