An experimental approach using movies in class for teaching and learning of foreign languages (Mandarin, Spanish, Korean) and Bahasa Malaysia

Aida Shuhaida Mustafa, Lidia Ramirez Arriaga, Kim Taek Hoon, Khor Gek Suan, Ambigapathy Pandian

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage Teaching and Learning
Subtitle of host publicationNew Dimensions and Interventions
EditorsAmbigapathy Pandian, Christine Liew, Debbita Tan
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
ChapterXVII
Pages233-245
Number of pages13
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)978-1-4438-5980-6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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    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.