Using Multiple Intelligence Activities and Film to Stimulate the Communicative EFL Learner

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Author: Christina Nicole Giannikas, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Email: christinagian@hotmail.com
Published: April 27, 2019
https://doi.org/10.22492/ijll.4.1.04

Citation: Giannikas, C. N. (2018). Using Multiple Intelligence Activities and Film to Stimulate the Communicative EFL Learner. IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijll.4.1.04


Abstract

The present Action Research (AR) study investigates the impact Multiple Intelligence (MI) activities and film can have on EFL students’ conversational skills. The participants were adult language learners who had moved to the UK for academic and/or professional purposes. The majority of the students were accustomed to a teacher-centred learning environment where most of their L2 input derived from their coursebook. The combination of MI and film in the learners’ language lessons aimed to stimulate their linguistic competence and conversational interaction in a student-centred environment. The multimedia used in the study was chosen with educational objectives in mind and the activities were to fulfil pedagogical language learning issues.

Keywords

multiple Intelligence, films for language learning purposes, L2 conversational skills, multilingual language learning contexts