Multimedia Learning: Implications for Language as a Medium
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In the last decennia, quite dramatic transformations have taken place in higher education, with the reduction of budgets and human resources, with the introduction of multimedia and autonomous learning, all resulting in the need for a redefinition of the teacher’s role. On the other hand, insights into the acquisition of language show that authentic language offer and meaningful tasks lead to more effective learning, and that the tendency in learners is to progress from an atomistic to a holistic approach in discourse production. Task-based and content-based approaches take into account the neurolinguistic distinction between declarative memory for learning and procedural memory for acquisition. An experiment in a Brussels Business School shows how all these facets of language education can be combined to offer a holistic approach.
KeywordsHolistic Approach Target Language Language Teaching Declarative Memory Bilingual Education
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