How Can Chinese Teachers Use Multimedia Material in EFL Teaching

  • Jun ShenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8971)


Chinese teachers find it difficult to get optimal students learning outcomes for their English study. Reasons are obvious for this phenomenon in an EFL environment, where inadequate authentic language sources are provided. Students seldom have the chance to use English in daily life, thereby obstructing their motivation for study and causing anxiety when they are encountering native speakers. It’s suggested that Chinese teachers should adopt effective methods to achieve the optimal learning outcomes of the students. Using multimedia material, such as video, in the classroom is recommended in this article, coupled with the schema theory and the comprehensible input theory. Detailed strategies of how to choose the suitable video material, when to introduce the video material during the class teaching and how to design classroom activities based on the video material are given in the later discussion of this article.


Schema theory Comprehensible input Video material 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jiangsu Open UniversityNanjinChina

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