Monday, April 23, 2007
Audio books in EFL/ESL
1 - It's quick. Students get through a chapter of say, Harry Potter in under half an hour. Something even my time famished students don't find overly burdensome.
2 It can be done anywhere. Audio books in mp3 format can be listened to on the student's MP3 player or mobile phone so they are completely portable.This means they can do their homework laying on the bed, or while killing time on boring bus ride .
3 It appeals to different learning styles. Both visual and audio learners get to learn in a way that suits them.
4 It's cheap. Books can be reused endlessly, audio books can be downloaded free from the internet and copied onto CDs.