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|Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris|
|This study aims to investigate the use of movies in the teaching of vocabulary in ESL
classes as well as determine students' perceptions of learning through movies as a tool
for them to acquire vocabulary. This study discusses the efficiency of movies as an
authentic audiovisual learning material and how it can be employed by teachers in
teaching vocabulary. Six diploma students in English at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan
Idris (UPSI), Perak participated in this study. This study utilised a case study research
where qualitative method was fully employed in the study. A video -based observation
checklist was conducted to observe how the use of movies correlated to students’
behaviour in classroom activities. The findings of the study identified through a video
-based observation checklist were behavioral patterns that indicated positive peer
relationships and students’ ability to learn vocabulary. The results of the interviews
were analysed using a thematic approach. The themes resulting from the interview
questions showed positive perceptions and positive factors towards the use of movies
in their classrooms as movies helped their learning process become easier to
understand, more meaningful and it also encouraged visual learning. In conclusion, the
method of using movies in ESL classes is suitable as a teaching tool, especially
vocabulary teaching because it is easy to use and has positive effects on students'
behaviour. The implications of this study help all teachers gain the right apprehension
to make the teaching process more effective and enjoyable for students.|
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