While students attend the universities, they will face many problems in their English language, including: weak comprehension, lack of vocabulary, bad grammar and having poor language skills. Movies can be helpful to deal with these factors and improve them (Sabouri, Zohrabi, Osbouei, 2015). The process of learning English through watching movies is learning by input. At the beginning, many correct English statements will store in the head of EFL learners, and then the learners through the process of drilling can learn the statements and make their own sentences. While watching English movies, the learner can be familiar with informal speeches and slangs that He/She is unable to find them in English dictionaries (Szynalski, n.d).
In this theory there are three combinations on how the learners can learn a language and these are; words and pictures, words and movements, and words and sounds. These combinations are mostly found in movies, the words and sounds are the utterance spoken by the actors; through this the learners can meet a new word and learn its proper pronunciation. The pictures and movements in films are the actors themselves and the setting which they are in. Together with these and the words being spoken by the actors the students may learn a new word and its meaning through the context where the word was spoken; thus enabling the student to learn a new English vocabulary. By the use of films and movies as instructional media the learners not only get to hear what the native English speakers are saying, but also the environment and situation these words are said and
One of the advantages of watching movie in class as teaching method is the teachers can improve their students’ vocabulary. The teachers can have a movie in class with the English subtitles. So that, students can know the words or sentences they heard in that movie. According to Xhemaili, M. (2003) the students will hear some words that are repeated many times. As a result, the students will remember that words.
1.2 The Importance of Using Movies on Learning English Language In the world we live, the cultural heritage of a nation is Language. During the last decade, learning languages has become more important. Learning a new language not only it develops individual intelligence, but it gives us permit ion to enter and gets us near to another culture and prepares us with the important skills to succeed and change our behavior in a rapidly changing world (Chan and Herrero, 2010). “Visual literacy (the ability to interpret and create visual, digital, and audio media) is a fundamental form of literacy in the 21st Century” (Chan and Herrero, 2010, p.11). Movies are a part of that literacy and “movies are an enjoyable source of entertainment and language acquisition” (Ismaili, 2012, p. 122).
Thus, the ability in speaking skill is a crucial and important part of second language learning and teaching process. The mastery of speaking skill in the English language is a priority for many second language or foreign language students. Even though periods of focusing on language form and enhance vocabulary are important in English language learning, but developing the students’ ability to really communicate with English in the classroom are the main goal of an English language teaching. At the end of the study, the students should be able to communicate effectively in English for study, work, and leisure outside the classroom. Therefore, it is essential that English teachers pay great attention in teaching speaking to the students.
Learning the English Language through Movies Films can give you more than just entertainment. We cannot deny that the films will help us to develop our language skills. It is known that motivation in learning a new language is the most important thing, so if you focus on learning the language instead of watching just for fun you will gain more skills than you could imagine. Nowadays is not surprising as this approach, due to the development of the era and the immensity of film production. The purpose of this research paper is to determine how students at the university level are getting benefit from watching English movies in order to support their learning process.
She conducted her research YMJ Junior High School Ciputat. According to her research, it shows that the students’ speaking skills are improved by using communicative games. It is because students can enjoy their learning process by playing games. The other study was conducted by Ratna Sari Dewi, Ummi Kultsum, and Ari Armadi. Their journal is entitled ‘Using Communicative Games in Improving Students’ Speaking Skills’.
THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF MOVIES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING One of the best visual equipments for language learners are movies or TV series. Movies contain lots of aural inputs that make language learners listen even if they are not aware of that. So listening becomes an entertaining activity rather than a burden. Videos and visual materials; raise attention towards research and reading, helps students to pay attention and sustain the attention. (ISCAN, 2011).
The application of technology in language classrooms including the use of film, radio, television, language labs with audio/video tapes, computers, and interactive video will motivate the students and will help remove the fear found in students with respect to English language (Cunningham, 1998). The use of multimedia, the Internet and various forms of distance learning are wide spread. Interest in using these tools to support language learning is on the rise, both from the perspective of a language educator and that of a language learner (Liu, Moore, Graham, and Lee, 2002). The start of the course for second language acquisition should begin at a very young age of the students, as students at young age are very receptive. The strategy with respect to imparting
According to Long, Ming and Chen (2013), learners’ motivation plays a crucial part in learning English. Likewise, Gardner (1985) also pointed out that motivation in language learning is particular importance, which has a direct effect on language achievement. To achieve using English fluently, student must find out their motivation, which is one of the most important factors that impulse to learn English. In this paper, I wish to discover which motivational factors that had a great role in learning English language and which extend motivation affect students in learning English. I also want to learn about what teachers can do to enhancing learners’ motivation in acquiring English.