AN INTEGRATED SKILLS APPROACH USING FEATURE MOVIES IN EFL AT TERTIARY LEVEL
This paper presents the results of a case study based on an integrated skills approach using feature movies (DVDs) in EFL syllabi at the tertiary level. 100 students took part in the study and the data was collected through a three - section survey questionnaire: demographic items, 18 likert scale questions and an open-ended question. The data and results of the survey revealed that the integration of feature movies in the syllabus helped students in several ways: (1) improve language competence by watching, listening and speaking, (2) understand authentic language and culture, (3) increase fluency and integrated writing skill, (4) practice English for various functions and purposes, (5) learn vocabulary and authentic expressions, (6) distinguish between artificial and natural use of language, and (7) use the language in social exchanges and different interactional settings. Finally, as for the pedagogical implications and drawbacks in the integration process of feature movies, some relevant suggestions and recommendations are given.