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Motivating students is an integral part of language teaching. The use of movies in language classes can interest learners, presenting language comprehensively and realistically (Stempleski & Tomalin, 1990). It is expected that learners are more motivated when the movies used in classes are related to their specialty. This article reports the use of the movie Daddy Day Care in an English course for students majoring in early-childhood education. Dealing with child care, the comedy engages students, and various kinds of activities, such as vocabulary building, speaking, reading and writing, can be organized around the topic. Moreover, they can make good use of their knowledge about child care in language these activities.