Attitude of Iranian EFL Learners and Teachers Towards Using Movie Clips in Teaching Idioms

Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods, Vol. 5, Issue 1, March 2015

9 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2016

Date Written: March 6, 2015

Abstract

Without having efficient command of idiom comprehension and use, the natural flow of speaking and listening processes in a language are impaired. Given the salience of teaching idioms effectively and the challenges language teachers normally grapple with in doing so, finding functional techniques to teach idioms have been the central focus of many studies after the emergence of postmethod era. The present study aims to explore the attitude of 40 Iranian EFL learners and teachers towards the use of movie clips as a new method of English idioms instruction. As a mixed-method study, interviews and questionnaires were both used to gauge the attitude of 30 EFL learners and 10EFL teachers. The results revealed that both groups have a strong positive attitude towards the use of movie clips as a new method of English idioms instruction. The findings of this study bear implications for both language teaching practitioners and syllabus designers.

Keywords: English Language Idioms; Idioms Instruction; Educational Movie Clips

Suggested Citation

Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki, Masoud, Attitude of Iranian EFL Learners and Teachers Towards Using Movie Clips in Teaching Idioms (March 6, 2015). Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods, Vol. 5, Issue 1, March 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2865245

Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki (Contact Author)

Middle Tennessee State University ( email )

1315 East Castle St. Apt H7
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Murfreesboro, TN 37130
United States
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