Foreign Language Learning Colloquium Talk Given by Dr. Stuart Webb

Dr. Stuart Webb

Faculty of Education; Curriculum Studies and Studies in Applied Linguistics

Western University

The Potential for Learning Vocabulary through Watching L2 Television


In this talk Dr. Webb will discuss recent research that investigated the extent to which L2 words might be learned through watching L2 television. These studies suggest that we may learn words through watching L2 television in a similar manner to reading L2 text. Principles for learning language through viewing L2 television will be discussed, as will the research implications of these studies.


*The Washington University Foreign Language Learning Colloquium Speaker Series is sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures; the Department of Psychology; the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; the Department of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Department of Education, and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.