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ERIC Number: ED470811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 302
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The Effects of Feature Films upon Learners' Motivation, Listening and Speaking Skills: The Learner-Centered Approach.
Lin, Li-Yun
This study examined the efficacy of utilizing a learner centered approach in combination with a curriculum built upon video materials within a Taiwanese university English as a Second Language classroom. It investigated how the combination of these two teaching methods would affect students' motivation, listening performance, oral performance, and sense of autonomy. Data were collected from experimental and control group students via listening comprehension and oral production tests, a motivation survey, a motivation and attitude toward film-based instruction survey, a survey on the applicability of the learner centered approach, a self-assessment survey about English language proficiency and attitudes, and interviews. Results revealed significant differences between the groups in oral performance and motivation, though there was no real variation between the groups on the two listening comprehension examinations. The experimental group demonstrated more positive attitudes toward film-based instruction than the control group. They also shifted their perceptions toward the adoption of the learner centered approach, moving toward a more negative opinion regarding the practicality of introducing a learner centered methodology into the language laboratory setting. (Contains approximately 580 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan