Teaching Communication through the Use of Films

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Teaching Communication through the Use of Films
Author
氏名 角山 照彦
ヨミ カドヤマ テルヒコ
別名 Kadoyama Teruhiko
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to show that a series of short segments taken from one commercial film can be successfully utilized to teach oral communication. Although films are often used in language classes, mainly for their motivational effect on learners, film-based college English textbooks designed to teach oral communication are still limited, and, for most teachers, the use of films, such as in film-based dictation exercises, only plays a minor and supplementary role in the oral communication classroom. In this study, film-based teaching materials, based on a functional syllabus, were created from the film “Pretty Woman.” Important characteristics of the main activities and curriculum organizing principles are described in detail, and the results of actual implementation are discussed, based on data from lesson observations and questionnaires. The results of the learners’ evaluation of the class reveal that film-based communication significantly increased their motivation and interest in the class. Finally, the study suggests more film-based communication textbooks, especially designed for high beginners and pre-intermediate learners with low motivation to study English, should be created.

Journal Title
ARELE : annual review of English language education in Japan
Volume
19
Spage
243
Epage
252
Published Date
2008
Publisher
THE JAPAN SOCIETY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION
Language
eng
NIIType
Journal Article
Text Version
出版社版
Rights
本論文の著作権は全国英語教育学会に属する
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