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Using audio-visual description in the MFL Classroom to support mediation

The methodology of audio description is a useful technique to support the development of mediation in the MFL classroom. In this activity, students are required to mediate visual images for blind or visually impaired viewers. This process is particularly useful in the languages classroom (particularly in the heritage language classroom) because it can one used to help enrich the students vocabulary and also develop intercultural understanding.

It is equally useful for the A2 foreign language learners and can be used to develop present tense, active verb sentences.

It is a highly motivating approach because it requires students to use language for a real purpose. Furthermore, it can be used to develop multimedia and digital skills particularly in the use of video editing software.

To find out more, download this information sheet.