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.
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).
Furthermore, the conversation creates the plot of the whole story in the movie. Functions of Illocutionary Acts in the Movie ‘Smart People’ In the simplest sense, the word ‘function’ may be synonymous with the word ‘use’ or ‘meaning’. People perform activities with their language: that is, they expect to achieve an objective in speaking, writing, listening and reading. Competence in language is not simply the mastery of the forms of language, but also the
Why do we learn a foreign language? Because learning a new language today may provide feedback that's worth more than you think. In the age where our world is more open to communication, it makes easier and faster to cross-border communication. Of course, the most commonly used language in the world is English. So we see that foreign language communication is more important and plays a role in our society.
Movies help people understand history, or historical events in a different way than others. These movies paint the picture for you and present it in the best conceivable ways, but having them be accurate is more important by educational means. The movie “Selma” is a very accurate rendition of Martin Luther King Junior’s
It can be said that Babel (2006) is an useful resource for learning intercultural communication as it clearly illustrates the cultural dimensions such as individualism versus collectivism, high versus low power distance by actualizing the abstract theories in books into undestandable practice in specific setting. If go further study, many other cultural dimensions like masculinity versus fermininity and future orientation versus humane orientation also can be easily and lively shown. Indeed, the film could give its audiences more than the entertainment of a normal drame, it is the knowledge about people, language and culture beyond the nation’s
Criteria 1: Conveys a thoughtful and important message that relates to the audience’s life. This criteria is important because audiences from different generations can learn something new by watching the film. Criteria 2: Has an interesting plot full of unexpected events, surprising and amazing the audience. This criteria is important because if the plot is boring the audience wouldn't enjoy it and find the movie boring. Thesis Statement/Claim: Because of the interesting plot, full of unexpected events and the relatable message about hope, Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption is a “timeless classic” 2.
5 / 12 The results demonstrate that all the four skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing are possible to develop with one single movie. Using movies in ESL classrooms has beneficial effects on the learners’ receptive and productive skills (Varga, 2013), since “ much language production work grows out of texts that students see or hear ” (Harmer , 2007, p. 267). Most of the instructors, experts and even learners believe that using movies in ESL classrooms has many advantages as they are essential tools for developing listening skill (Varga, 2013). The most dominant advantage of English movies in ESL classroom is their authenticity (Varga, 2013). “ Language is presented in everyday conversational settings, “in real life
Through the utilisation of these special effects in accompanying superb cinematography, new movies have increased their appeal and allure to many around the world. However, despite this, I believe that reading as a pastime is more enjoyable than watching movies, especially movie-adaptations of bestselling books. “Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself.” ( Karen Marie Moning, Darkfever ), connoting that books ignite an individual’s imagination and allow them to be part of the story’s creation process, whereas movies are limited to the director’s interpretation of the book. Furthermore, due to the time constraint of approximately two hours, movie adaptations of best-selling books often tweak the story by omitting pivotal scenes and details.
The strongest aspects of this essay are the ability of the writer to provide a lot of opinions and to show that she is relatable to the main character. The ability of understanding the movie, its character and giving your experience that is relatable to the characters