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  1. 1. Presenter: Tan-Ni Chung Dr. Chin-Ying, Lin December 28, 2008
  2. 2. Introduction Background of the Study 1 2 Purposes of the Study 3 Research Questions
  3. 3. Background of the Study <ul><li>Films could enhance the English language teaching in many aspects, the films could create lots of advantageous opportunities in the language class that the novels couldn’t. </li></ul><ul><li>(Bao, 2008) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purposes of the Study <ul><li>To understand the view points of non-English major 1st year students toward the dialogues in learning American movie </li></ul><ul><li>To identify how American movie affects non-English major freshmen’s listening comprehension </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research Questions <ul><li>What is the movie group’s English listening proficiency improvement after attending the American movie course? </li></ul><ul><li>Which of the two groups performs better on listening comprehension? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Research Questions <ul><li>What are the movie group’s attitudes toward the American movie course after attending the American movie course? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Literature Review <ul><li>The film audiences could receive the information from both images and sounds, while the novel readers only from the text. </li></ul><ul><li>(Boa, 2008) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Literature Review <ul><li>Unlike real life language situations, which are uncontrollable and unrepeatable, videos can of course be replayed exactly a limitless number of times, both by a teacher and a student if working independently. </li></ul><ul><li>(Wood, 1997) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Methodology Participants 1 2 Instruments 3 Procedures of the Study
  10. 10. Participants <ul><li>The participants were two classes of EFL freshmen (non-English majors) from Chaoyang University of Technology in Wufeng, Taiwan. </li></ul>non-movie group: two-hour English course weekly movie group: extra two-hour American movie course
  11. 11. Instruments
  12. 12. Procedures of the Study Pilot Study Conducting the Formal Study non-movie group movie group Pre-GEPT listening test Pre-GEPT listening test One-Semester English Speaking Course Post-GEPT listening test Post-GEPT listening test Questionnaires, interview