The Advantages of Using Films to Enhance Student’s Reading Skills in the EFL Classroom

Xhemaili, Mirvan


Having students who are exposed to different media and technology resources, from audio to printed material students lack the motivation for learning in conventional way. For this reason, teaching English, finding ways and materials to make the learning experiences for EFL students more engaging and interesting has become more challenging than ever. This is the main reason why English language teachers always keep searching for more motivating teaching sources. Although most of course books have CD‘s and DVD enclosed, these turn out to be less authentic and not very engaging for students. In order to bring the variety into the classroom many teachers use films in EFL teaching. Films are usually seen as a media that attracts students’ attention, present language in a more natural (interactive) way that found in course-books. What is more important films offer a visual context aids which help students understand and improve their reading skills. This paper analyzes the effects of using films in the EFL classroom. It reveals it effects on developing students reading and communication skill.

Keywords: media, films, teaching English, reading skill, comprehension.


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