1 巻 (1995) p. 43-60
In spite of the increasing number of needs analysis in the field of EFL, only few attempts have so far been made for such a specific area as Teaching English through Movies (TEM). The possibility of the movie as an authentic EFL material must further be explored in terms of the learner's needs. An example of the analysis of learners' needs in TEM is worked through in the present paper.The purpose is to provide the teacher with the idea that needs assessment is fundamental to the planning of TEM courses as well as general EFL courses, and to give the teacher a basis of how needs data are collected and interpreted for translation into TEM's material design. The results of the needs analysis questionnaire include: (1) 95.3% of the subjects favored the use of movies in the classroom, (2) love story movies (81.4%) were most preferred, whereas the musical film (30.2%) was their last choice in the classroom use, (3) watching the whole movie (83.7%) instead of selected segments (9.3%) should be used in class, (4) ten minutes (46.5%) is the favorable length of one segment used in one class hour. The procedure given here is not intended as a guide or a model; in other words, this paper hopes to afford researchers the chance of exploiting the further potential of the movie use in EFL.