14 巻 (2009) p. 61-71
This paper reports how the author used a movie script in English lessons at a private university. The students, many of whom dislike English, have low motivation to learn English and their proficiency in English was extremely low. The following tasks were conducted: The students watched a scene in Back to the Future and then read the script. Next, they looked up the words and idioms from the scene and wrote them down in their notebooks. At the end of the semester research was conducted by analyzing the students' responses to the questionnaires. Based on the data from the questionnaires, the results revealed that a) the students enjoyed reading the script, b) from the viewpoint of the ARCS motivation model, the lesson designed in this study was favorably evaluated by the students, and c) the lessons using the movie script were effective in enhancing the students' motivation to learn English.