The Effect of Input-flood through Watching English Movies on Language Productive Skills

Raziyeh Ebrahimi, Ali Asghar Kargar, Arash Zareian


This case study focused on the use of movies in improving participants’ language productive skills. The aim of this case study was to survey the possible effect of the use of English movie on the improvement of EFL learners' speaking and writing ability. To achieve this goal, two female intermediate learners, that they have learned English as a foreign language, participated in this case study. Data for this study was gathered based on the results of two tests which was the speaking and writing parts of Cambridge IELTS Test and participants ’diaries. In the beginning of the research, the participants were tasted to assess their language proficiency. So, they were given an IELTS speaking and writing sections. During the research time, the participants watched English movies with and without subtitles as much as possible and wrote their diaries. At the end of the study, they were given an IELTS speaking and writing sections to measure their improvement in speaking /writing skills. Then, their diaries shed some light on the challenges they experienced. The result of this research showed that input-flood through watching English movies caused improvement on intermediate EFL learners' speaking skill and had some positive effects on intermediate EFL learners' writing skill, but it should be used by practicing writing. 


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