Assimilation and Preservation: Influence of Foreign Films in ELT to Develop Intercultural Communication Competence
Author(s):
Dr Maheepathi Srinivasa Rao
Keywords:
Assimilation, Preservation, Influence, ICC, ELT, Communication
Abstract
In English Language Teaching (ELT), foreign films have long been used to improve students' linguistic competence. In English Language Teaching (ELT), developing intercultural communication competence has gradually emerged as a crucial objective. However, less research has been done on whether students' ICC (Intercultural Communication Competence) can be improved by watching foreign films. This paper tends to demonstrate that foreign films can also help students improve their ICC by using Byram’s ICC model. This article discusses an empirical study conducted in Anurag University college classroom to investigate the activities students engage in while watching the Disney film Mulan. Major research data came from students’ study blogs, quizzes, and interviews. The analysis of the data showed how foreign films helped students develop their ICC and how students thought about how they interpreted foreign films. Films are an extremely useful tool for teaching a foreign language. According to our research and experience, using films in the classroom of a foreign language allows students to learn not only the culture of the language but also new words, terminologies, and phrases, as well as how to use them correctly—activities that would not be possible in a typical language classroom. Students can also use class discussions to practice speaking the language, especially at an advanced level, through films.
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Unique Paper ID: 158032

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 8

Page(s): 544 - 549
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