The Necessity of Appropriate Application of Multimedia Instruction to English Teaching

Yuanna XU


In recent years, with the development of information technology and the renewal of the teaching equipment at schools, multimedia instruction has been extensively accepted and applied to teaching field. “In general multimedia is the combination of visual and audio representations. These representations could include elements of texts, graphic arts, sound, animation, and video” (Joseph, 2004, p.365). Multimedia instruction is typical of its directness, convenience and up-to-date speed, which are helpful to trigger its popularity among teachers, esp. the young. Here, the essay mainly states the significance of multimedia instruction in the teaching process through a comparison between traditional teaching method and multimedia teaching method. In addition, as the saying goes: “Overdone is worse than undone”, the proportion of multimedia method in the teaching process and the standard or the assessment of a successful multimedia for teaching will still be a thorn that needs to be overcome.


Multimedia; Comparison; English teaching

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