This paper describes the effectiveness of using movies in the activity “Fun with Language in Class” in the learning of foreign languages (Mandarin, Spanish and Korean) and Bahasa Malaysia on the development of the language proficiency of students at the Engineering Campus of Universiti Sains Malaysia. The methodology was designed to empower students to develop their skills in language by providing them with an interactive learningenvironment. Movies were first screened during the activity, which was then followed by carefully planned assessment methods. The results of the assessment were used to gather information on the effectiveness of movie-watching on the acquisition of the students’ language skills. The outcome of the activity indicates that thelanguage learning strategy through watching movies is effective in improving students’ language proficiency and interest in languages. It also indicates that the participation of students in the language learning process is an important factor in effective teaching and learning.
|Title of host publication||Language Teaching and Learning|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Dimensions and Interventions|
|Editors||Ambigapathy Pandian, Christine Liew, Debbita Tan|
|Place of Publication||Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
Mustafa, A. S., Arriaga, L. R., Hoon, K. T., Suan, K. G., & Pandian, A. (2014). An experimental approach using movies in class for teaching and learning of foreign languages (Mandarin, Spanish, Korean) and Bahasa Malaysia. In A. Pandian, C. Liew, & D. Tan (Eds.), Language Teaching and Learning: New Dimensions and Interventions (1st ed., pp. 233-245). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.