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Focus on Genres: The Practical Uses and Limitations of Different Types of Programmes

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At the end of Chap. 5, I identified programme genres as an under-researched area given the volume of published research papers on captioned viewing and language learning. To repeat my “mantra,” there is really nothing to compare with film and TV as resources for language learning, especially if we can make its richness and variety of language accessible through captions. In this chapter, I provide examples of different genres that I have used, mostly successfully, over the years.

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Vanderplank, R. (2016). Focus on Genres: The Practical Uses and Limitations of Different Types of Programmes. In: Captioned Media in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching. New Language Learning and Teaching Environments. Palgrave Macmillan, London.

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