Tests are encouraged to promote the idea of lifelong learning and encourage people to learn English (Language Testing and Training Centre, 2008). Decisional makers use the authority power of high-stakes testing to achieve the goals of teaching and learning, such as the introduction of new textbooks and new curricula (Cheng, 2005). Pan (2009) summarized positive backwash effect, namely 1) Tests induce teachers to cover their subjects more thoroughly, 2) making them complete their syllabi within the prescribed time limits, and 3) good tests can be utilized and designed as beneficial teaching-learning activities so as to encourage positive teaching-learning
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).
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.
Reflection While studying speeches under the title Power and Language in Part 1, I was amazed by how powerful they can get if the right techniques are used. In my Further Oral Activity, I explored the use of persuasive language in speeches. Specifically, I analyzed how authorities can use persuasive language in their speeches in order to inspire students. The reason why I chose this topic is because while we were studying Power and Language, the speeches we watched in class made me remember the speech of John Keating from the movie Dead Poets Society. I was extremely impressed by his speech, and I realized that he too used persuasive language in order to affect his students.
The visuality of film makes it an invaluable language teaching tool, enabling learners to understand more by interpreting the language in full visual context. Movies are visual tools for teaching and influencing the audience. I love going to the movies! I love watching the films to experience new scenarios and to be entertained. Movies inspire and helps you in your own lives by teaching us lessons.
One of these movies is the Incredibles. This movie’s plot is easy to follow and understand for most kids. This movie also has a really good story that makes adults excited for the sequel. This movie’s good plot and easy to follow story, makes this movie rewatchable and enjoyable. The next movie that demonstrates good and easy to understand plot is Cars.
Designing more laboratories with computer and internet access is a useful approach to help students and teacher to reach the authentic materials. School libraries should be equipped with plenty of English books, magazines, stories to help students familiar with these kinds of materials. When used properly with the above-discussed techniques and approaches, authentic materials and videos are beneficial to teachers and learners of English language not in listening lesson only, but also in other skills of English
% I like the atmosphere of my English classes. - - - -- 1 3.7 6 22.23 20 74.07 Would you like to have more English lessons at school? 1 3.7 2 7.4 5 18.52 14 51.85 5 18.52 The things I want to do in the future require me to use English. - - - - 1 3.7 5 18.52 20 74.07 Studying English is important to me because I am planning to study abroad. - - 1 3.7 1 3.7 4 14.81 22 81.48 If an English course was offered at university or somewhere else in the future, I would like to take it.
They found that the result of their study indicates that using audio-visual aids in language teaching is helpful for both the teachers and the students. Both the parties claimed that it makes the class interesting and effective (pp.89, 90). Underwood (1989), as cited in Chun and Plass (1996), has concluded that ―an ordinary principle and opinions for human learning is visual memory‘. Koren (1999) points out that learning the foreign word with associated of words alone can be easier than words without these associations. Photo dictionaries are widely used to increase the vocabulary and speaking skills of learners.
 Watching videos is a great enjoyable way to improve your English. Referring to an article written by Bloomsbury International.com about “How to Improve your English with movies” said, watching movies can help to improve a lot of skills, for example listening, speaking, pronunciation, and vocabulary. There are countless videos and tutorials that explain English grammar and pronunciation.  I have using YouTube to practice my pronunciation which makes me confident. The learner can merge entertainment and education by listening to music, radio, podcast, or watch clip video or movie in English, and try to avoid reading