Using Movies in Efl Classrooms

  • Ramazan Goctu

Abstract

This research examines the attitudes and awareness of foreign language (EFL) learners to the integration of English movies in their classes in terms improving their foreign language skills. 25 intermediate level students studying English in Faculty of Education and Humanities in Philology Department at International Black Sea University, Tbilisi, Georgia, participated in this study. Students watched the movies at home and films were analyzed at the lectures. After analyzing the films, 7 various questions were asked to students in order to obtain their awareness towards the using films in ELT classrooms. The findings of the study indicated that students have positive attitudes towards the use of movies in their classes in terms of improving their language skills. Until quite recently, it was difficult to find pedagogically sound film material to help students improve their language through watching film, and teachers had to spend many hours creating their own materials. However, with the advent of the internet there is now a wealth of online resources for both language teachers and their students. This study is remarkable for teachers who are willing to use movies in their classes as a tool to improve their learners` foreign language level.
Published
May 19, 2017
How to Cite
GOCTU, Ramazan. Using Movies in Efl Classrooms. European Journal of Language and Literature, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 121-124, may 2017. ISSN 2411-4103. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejls/article/view/2058>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejls.v8i1.p121-124.