Yeliz Yazici


Movies in language teaching are not new elements of teaching and learning classes. They have been preferred for many reasons such as being authentic, interactive and effective. There are studies examining how to develop language skills especially for reading skills (Wetzel, Radtke & Stern 1994; Opat 2008) and listening skills (İsmaili 2012). In this study, movies are used to teach English language in foreign language (EFL) lessons in Sinop University. In order to achieve this, movieoke method (Chicago Movieoke, 2014) was used in 10 freshmen students in Sinop University. At first the movieoke method was introduced to students in lessons by the teacher as a warm-up activity. The next step is to present the subject by the help of the method and then students are asked to produce their own movieokes in video formats. The research method is both qualitative and quantitative. For the qualitative data students are applied an attitude form and for the quantitative data the tasks of the students are evaluated according to the CEFR criteria. In this study it is aimed to find answers for the effect of movieokes on language learning. The attitude of the students towards using movieoke for language learning is tried to define by applying an attitude questionnaire. The gathered data is analyzed using SPSS program and the results show that movieoke helps students to develop their receptive and productive skills. They have a positive attitude towards using movieoke and it is seen that male students have statistically significant results more than female students have.

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