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Journal of English Teaching through Movies and Media 2021;22(1):19-37.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.16875/stem.2021.22.1.19    Published online February 28, 2021.
A study on university learners’ movie selection criteria in self-directed English learning using films
Byungsun Kim, Mansik Jang
영화 활용 자기주도 영어 학습에서 대학생들의 영화 선정 기준에 관한 연구
김병선, 장만식
The aim of this study is to examine the meaning of university learners’ experiences of movie selection in self-directed English learning using films. This research focuses on the criteria for movie selection by students and the differences in self-directed English learning by comparing movie selections of teachers and those of students. The participants are 8 students who have experienced college English classes using films for two semesters in 2020. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and the data were analyzed using Colazzi’s (1978) phenomenological approach. The experiences were divided into 7 themes, 3 theme clusters, and 2 categories. The criteria considered were: pronunciation and accent in a movie; movies dealing with daily lives; movies that include reciprocal activating interactions between actors; movies based on a learner’s level; movies with complex language and content higher than a learner’s level; movies motivating a learner’s interest; instructive movies. Students had difficulties related to time and task in using movies selected by their teachers. Based on the results, this study suggests the necessity of developing a study to clearly identify if there are any significant differences in effectiveness of learning English according to who the movie contents select–the teacher or the student. The limitations of this study were noted and further research topics are suggested.
Key Words: movie English;movie selection criteria;self-directed learning;college English;Collaizzi’s phenomenological approach

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