‘Using Films in the ESL Classroom to Improve Communication Skills of Non-Native Learners’ by Ms. Atiya Khan


With the ever-increasing developments in audiovisual technologies, their uses are not limited to entertaining people anymore. In fact, audiovisual technologies could be incorporated in the classroom for second language acquisition. In line with that view, this article highlights the effectiveness of exposure to films on improving the speaking skills of non-native English language learners. The article implied that audiovisual technologies, such as films, generally are a great source for teaching spoken English and must be used more in non-native English language learning contexts.

Index Terms: ESL, communicative English, audiovisual technology, films

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