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ERIC Number: EJ1127595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
Reading through Films
Raman, Madhavi Gayathri; Vijaya
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v7 n1 p168-174 Feb 2016
This paper captures the design of a comprehensive curriculum incorporating the four skills based exclusively on the use of parallel audio-visual and written texts. We discuss the use of authentic materials to teach English to Indian undergraduates aged 18 to 20 years. Specifically, we talk about the use of parallel reading (screen-play) and audiovisual texts ("Shawshank Redemption," and "Life is Beautiful," "A Few Good Men" and "Lion King") drawn from popular culture in the classroom as an effective teaching medium. Students were gradually introduced to films based on novels with extracts from the original texts ("Schindler's List," "Beautiful Mind") for extended reading and writing practice. We found that students began to pay more attention to aspects such as pronunciation, intonational variations, discourse markers and vocabulary items (phrasal verbs, synonyms, homophones, and puns).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India