Why Study Movies?

Studies have shown that watching an activity excites the same areas of the brain as actually performing the activity. The same brain area responds when you observe someone else doing the action. So perceiving and performing an action activates the same regions.” –http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/what-makes-us-human-pro.html

With the above information  in mind: each time an esl student watches or interacts with a character in the media (or in person) Рthey are activating that part of the brain being used to understand the new language. That particular development within the brain has already been defined by prior interest and learning experiences.  РJonathan Ellis 2013

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