ENGLISH LANGUAGE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND THE IMPACT OF NOVEL READING AND MOVIE WATCHING IN ENGLISH AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Edita Bekteshi

Abstract


English language learning is considered as a language that must be learned as it is needed in everyday life in local and global context. In response to students need to learn English, it is obvious that modern technology, i.e. modern environment is ‘the’ environment suitable for students’ prosperity nowadays. However, the longer and more complex things are to learn, the more the need to emphasise the importance of evolution in teaching English. This is because our society may be characterised by its diversity, complexity and interconnectedness. The educational systems must embrace this fact and adjust the 21st century societal needs by using all teaching tools. Young Adults (YA) nowadays are keen on speaking and understanding English, which is spontaneously connected with reading and writing, such as texting, using social media, but when it comes to book/novel reading, there is a believe that they do not prefer real, hard copy books. Of course, they substitute books with technology as modern, cheaper, and faster tool for reading and getting the information. This study aims to compare and contrast reading novels’ strategy and /or watching movies.  It aims to find out the YA’s language learning based on books’ reading, and based on movie watching. The study reveals English language achievement in both cases, however with a kind of difference in English usage between groups. 

 

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movies, novels, technology, reading, young adults

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