11 巻 (2006) p. 55-70
Teaching English using movies has been tried in various ways. This paper reports an attempt to integrate reading a children's novel and watching the film version. The main focus of the course was placed on reading dialogues or scripts aloud and acting out roleplays. The survey conducted at the end of the term revealed that most of the students responded favorably to the integrated content of the course and that about half of the students enjoyed participating in dialogue practice and role plays. However, it can also be interpreted that some students did not feel comfortable with the teaching method using drama techniques such as acting out a play in front of class. The paper concludes by discussing the implications and possible ways to improve the course.