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Role of media in developing English language listening and speaking skills


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Grbavac, Jelena. (2013). Role of media in developing English language listening and speaking skills. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Medved-Krajnović, Marta].

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The main focus of this paper is on the influence of the audiovisual media on children’s acquisition of the listening and speaking skill in English as a foreign language (EFL). The theoretical part talks about children’s language acquisition from the perspective of language input and about some other factors that influence language acquisition, such as age, linguistic environment, presence of English in the media and the role of audiovisual media in the lives of Croatian children. A hypothesis, that audiovisual media are beneficial in language acquisition, particularly in the area of the listening skill and pronunciation and fluency, while accuracy stays unaffected, is put forward. The research part mostly confirms the hypothesis, with one crucial difference. The male students benefit in the area of accuracy, while the results for the female students are opposite.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: language acquisition, language input, the media
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Medved-Krajnović, Marta
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2013 09:19
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:23

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