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Title: China EFL: Teaching with movies
Author: Niu Qiang
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Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison
Author: Teng Hai
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Institution: Xinyang Agricultural College
Author: Martin Wolff
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Institution: Xinyang Agricultural College
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
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Abstract: Some observations on using motion pictures to teach Business English. THE USE of motion pictures or other captioned films as part of teaching English as a foreign language has markedly increased in recent years in China. Because of this, we undertook a four-year experiment to determine how effective the use of English-language movies has been in the teaching of business. From this experiment it became clear that a cavalier use of movies in effect misused them. The appropriate and effective use of motion pictures requires a range of elements: (1) movies that are at one and the same time educational, informative, and entertaining; (2) a workbook linked to such movies that enables students to get ready beforehand; (3) most importantly, a range of classroom activities to induce and elicit timely and optimal output from the students, so as to make talking and writing about communication easier and more effective. Activities such as dubbing, story retelling, acting, discussing, debating, and role playing are only a few of the effective techniques a teacher can employ to engage the students.

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This article appears IN English Today Vol. 23, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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