• Alla Bilova
Keywords: movie, formal speech, colloquial speech, oral speech, brainstorming, clustering, strategic questioning, sketching, free writing, interviewing, information gathering, image-sound skim, kinesthetic abilities, authentic materials


The article is devoted to one of the alternative methods of EFL teaching. The author focuses on studying how movies are used in teaching oral communication and teaching writing. When teaching oral skills it is vitally important to mention that traditional textbooks usually focus on more formal language rather than small talk. Movies, on the other hand, can be an effective way to teach these skills needed in everyday speech as the language used in modern movies is rather up-to-date and can thus motivate students. The author also points out that movies can also invoke feelings and opinions and facilitate discussion which is extremely useful when practicing oral communication. The author also stressesthat movies can provide new ideas and bring variety into the classroom when teaching writing. The article considers three stages of the movie class. They are pre, while and post activities. This ensures that the students stay focused and motivated throughout the class, and the goals of the lesson are clear to them. The nature and the length of the activities depend naturally on the selected film, the needs of the students, their proficiency level and instructional objectives. According to the author of the article, one of the key factors when planning the movie class is choosing a proper movie. The use of movies needs attention and the teacher should play an important role in an effective movie class in order for the movie to be more than just a time filler. It is essential to remember, that the movies are not a substitute for the teacher, but really helpful classroom aids when used appropriately.


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How to Cite
Bilova, A. (2018). SOME ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF EFL TEACHING. English and American Studies, (15), 40-46. Retrieved from