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Development Of IVD Materials Using Non-Native Language Mediation

Issue: Vol 8 No. 1 (1990)

Journal: CALICO Journal

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DOI: 10.1558/cj.v8i1.75-86


Interactive video provides students with an opportunity to view and interact with target language conversations. Non-native language mediation provides the student with target language and visual "helps" for words/phrases that he does not understand. It is a way of keeping the student engaged completely in the target language because no "help" is provided in his native language, yet not frustrated, because he is able to obtain meaning for what he doesn't understand. This article explains what non-native language mediation is, its purpose, how it can be designed, its limitations and its advantage.

Author: Ann L. Whiskeyman

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