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Type :thesis
Subject :LB Theory and practice of education
Main Author :Nur Khairunnisa Amran
Title :The use of movies in teaching vocabulary in ESL Classroom:a case study
Place of Production :Tanjong Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Bahasa dan Komunikasi
Year of Publication :2021
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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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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