How do films/music/television motivate language learning?

Just gathering some information to use in the body of my dissertation. If anyone has any links to articles/journals on how music/tv/films can motivate young people to learn a foreign language that would be great Emoticono smile

This question was asked by Pearse Hamilton from Coventry University , asked on 17th February 2015 and has been read 1557 times.

  • Global Graduates · 7 years ago

    Hi Pearse,

    This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but we recently wrote an article about the reasons students choose to learn certain languages, and many students reference particular books or films that inspired them!

    Please do check it out!

    The TYA Team

  • Arthur Fane · 7 years ago

    Hello Pearse,

    From personal experience, I found it hugely frustrating watching some absolutely brilliant French films and being distracted from the wonderful cinematography by having to read the annoying subtitles. I wouldn't say it was the MAIN motivation for learning French, but certainly was an incentive :)

    Good luck for your dissertation!

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