1998 年 4 巻 p. 58-68
The purpose of this study is to provide an idea of using movies in order to develop intercultural education in English language teaching. An increasing number of methods and ideas using movies for English education have been made so far. The limitation of using movies cannot be seen. Movies have an uncountable number of uses. As one of their many uses, this paper presents teachers how to analyze movies to distinguish the differences between Japanese culture and American culture, using a famous movie, Love Story. To analyze American movies, certain criteria which enable us to research cultural differences are necessary. Hoopes and Pusch (1979) gave good suggestions to this study for making a list of cultural analysis as a criterion. An example of cultural analysis and a method of introducing intercultural education in English language teaching are described in this study. Using movies for intercultural education can create a resource which will be very useful and effective in helping students understand cultural differences and make good use of them as a basic knowledge for their communication.