HomeIAMURE International Journal of Educationvol. 2 no. 1 (2012)

Animation Films to Develop Effective Listening Skills in the Classroom

Manas Moulic



Listening as a language skill is an active process of receiving aural stimuli. It involves attention, reception, comprehension and retention of the message or intention of the speaker. In professional life, efficient listening skills make workers more productive, accountable and cultivate positive working relationships with bosses, clients and colleagues. Thus, Technological Universities prescribe teaching Listening as a language skill at the undergraduate level. But as Listening is not taught at the school level, it becomes a challenge for us to improve listening skills of such students taking admission to technical Institutes at their undergraduate level. However, my experiment in my Institute’s Language laboratory showed positive result when such learners were asked to listen to popular animation films. In my paper, I would focus on the importance of Listening Skills and factors affecting it; problems faced with technical undergraduate learners and the syllabus; why only popular animation films, preparing classroom tasks and how it helped in developing effective listening skills.