NEW TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: USING MOVIES TO TEACH LISTENING COMPREHENSION
Ms., University of Abou El Kacem Saadallah, Algiers 2, ALGERIA
Listening is a significant and vital skill in EFL instruction, a domain which is nowadays opening doors to the field of technology to support teaching. This article tackles the issue of using multimodality to teach listening comprehension in the EFL classroom. The current investigation focuses on how the use of multimodality can improve the teaching of listening comprehension and help EFL learners. This article studies the incorporation of movies in a formal learning setting to teach listening comprehension as it studies whether teaching listening comprehension is limited to audio only or visuals have to be used in order to teach listening comprehension and enable the learners to get meaning. The participants were divided into two groups. The first group was asked to watch a movie twice, whereas, the second group had to listen to a podcast twice. Each group was asked to take notes while watching the movie and listening to the podcast. Then, a post-test has been administered to measure their understanding. The results demonstrate that students understand and perform better with the help of visual while developing their listening comprehension skill.
Keywords: Multimodality/ Listening Comprehension/ EFL Classroom/ Teaching-Learning Process/ Movies / Audio: Listening Practice.
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