An Action Research on the Application of TED Talks in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

Jianying Yue, Xiaoli Song
2020 US-China Foreign Language  
For teaching English as a foreign language (EFL), English listening textbooks are always blamed for artificial lectures for teaching academic listening skills, and students complain about the listening, repeating, and filling in the blank way of teaching. To better solve these problems, the authors conducted a three-cycle of action research and tended to answer these two questions: (1) Are TED talks appropriate materials for use in class? (2) How do we use TED talks effectively in class? The
more » ... ly in class? The action research showed that with certain selection criteria, TED talks can be appropriate materials for use in class. The way to use them varies depending on the combination of students' needs and teaching objectives.
doi:10.17265/1539-8080/2020.02.001 fatcat:dsvkj62e4zdulaaf2m3b23v5v4