English Films and Their Effects on Development of Productive and Receptive Skills: Beyond Classroom Exposure

Siti Uzma Syahmina Rashdan, Elia Md Johar, Faizah Mohamad, Zaemah Abd Kadir


The study presents its investigation into the perception towards English films as the second language acquisition tool and the effects of exposure to English language through English films on the development of productive and receptive skills. It was undertaken since little has been done particularly in the local setting examining associations between the said variables. Undergraduate students from a public university in Selangor, Malaysia were randomly selected and surveyed for their viewes. Employing a quantitative approach, data was collected through an adapted online questionnaire measured by the Likert’s scale. The amassed data underwent analysis utilizing descriptive statistics and Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient. The findings demonstrated positive effects of the English language exposure through English films and a favorable correlation between the English language exposure via films and the improvement of language skills particularly listening and speaking skills. These results illuminate the crucial role that film-based exposure plays in augmenting second language acquisition. This study provides insights into the significance of incorporating film-watching outside the classroom activities to reinforce the development of receptive and productive skills and advances the use of diverse multimedia platforms to enhance language learning beyond the classroom exposure to enhance language learning.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v15i5.21325

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