Recommendations on the work with authentic video materials in foreign language teaching

M. V. Kuimova, H. Uzunboylu, M. A. Golousenko

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Video is one of the most appreciated language teaching materials and well-liked by both teachers and learners. It brings variety and flexibility to the language classroom, gives a wide range of communicative situations, makes meaning clearer by providing visual clues (environment, dress, posture, gesture, facial expression, etc.) and communicates with viewers on an emotional as well as a cognitive level. Authentic video motivates learning interest and enthusiasm, improves students' language skills, and enhances comprehension and discussion. This paper discusses benefits, drawbacks, criteria for video selection and strategies to work with video. The authors give examples of exercises that can be used at foreign language classes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Authentic video materials
  • Cognitive activity
  • Cultural awareness
  • Foreign language skills
  • Foreign language teaching
  • Learning motivation
  • Tolerance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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