日本における映画英語教育の流れ(1) : 1980年代以前の流れ [in Japanese] The History of Teaching English through Movies Part 1 : from 1945 to 1979 [in Japanese]
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This paper is intended to report on the results of research studies on closed-captioned television or video materials conducted during the past 15 years in the United States where this technology was originally developed, and suggests what implications this may have for the EFL classroom in Japan. The findings appear to confirm the view that captioned video materials are a powerful motivating tool and can be successfully used in Japan not only for improving students' listening comprehension，but also for reading and vocabulary development. Suggestions for further research are also included.
This paper is an attempt to review the history of teaching English through movies in Japan. In spite of the recent interest in the use of commercial films in the classroom, research conducted from a historical standpoint is quite limited in Japan. The main objective of this historical study is to reveal how commercial films have been utilized in the teaching of English in Japan. It also aims to reveal the present state of the use of movies in the teaching of English and possible challenges in using movies in the classroom. This paper focuses on the pre-1980 period when viewing videos in the classroom was not common in Japan. It was found that commercial films attracted much attention of Japanese learners of English soon after the Second World War but were not even considered as possible teaching materials for the classroom before 1980, except for a few experimental studies. The reasons for this situation are also examined in this paper.
- Teaching English through movies : ATEM journal
Teaching English through movies : ATEM journal 9(0), 17-32, 2004
The Association for Teaching English through Movies