Journal of English Teaching through Movies and Media 2010;11(2):3-22.
Published online December 30, 2010.
The Pedagogical Applications of Focus-on-form in Teaching English through Movies
Cheon Lee Byeong, Ho Kang Dong
While the professional literature abounds with the values of movies in L2 instructions, little research delivered the role of the grammatical competence in teaching movies. Focus-on-form instructions deserve attention to develop grammatical knowledge in using movies. Focus-on-form can be achieved by directing learners' attention to the target linguistic features or grammatical rules through input-based, explicit instructions, output-based instruction or negative feedback in real contexts. This paper aims to develop pedagogical applications and provide suggestions in teaching movies in the framework of focus-on-form. The researchers applied the focus-on-form instructions in teaching movies by demonstrating the examples of lesson plan, procedures, specific activities etc., using the movie, I t's a Wonderful Life (1946). The pedagogical implications were discussed at the end of the paper.
Key Words: teaching movies;focus on form;input enhancement;interpretation task;consciousness-raising;dictogloss

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