Incorporating Media Literacy into Foreign Language Classrooms to Advance Kazakh Students’ Critical Communication Skills (74897)

Session Information: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)
Session Chair: Lindsay Mack

Friday, 24 November 2023 09:00
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 603
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This paper examined the impact of incorporating media literacy practices into foreign language instruction. The study focused on improving students' critical communication skills by increasing their awareness of media content and ability to recognise, resist, and respond to fake news and disinformation. The paper determined a practical pedagogical approach for guiding a language learner to become a critical thinker and effective communicator in a media-saturated world. By integrating media literacy into classrooms, educators critically engage students with various media forms, develop discerning communication skills, and become responsible and informed digital citizens. This paper presents the Communication and Media Literacy model as a teaching framework that guides the designing and implementing effective teaching strategies for contextual learning of the real world. The study results showed that the suggested approach created an educational environment that encourages the application of concepts to address real-world issues by analysing information, comprehending new ideas, solving problems, and making decisions. Students showed significant improvements in reading and interpreting technical texts, viewing media critically, understanding and examining sources of information, and communicating their opinions and ideas using various multimedia tools. It concludes with practical recommendations for FL educators implementing media literacy instruction to enhance students’ critical communication skills.

Perizat Yelubayeva, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan
Sholpan Kudyarova, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Perizat Yelubayeva is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Kazakhstan

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