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Title

NOLLYWOOD ENGLISH FILMS AND SPOKEN ENGLISH PROFICIENCY AMONG SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT

Authors

GBADEGESIN Michael Olayinka, Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki Campus Oyo State, Nigeria

Published

© Ife Studies in English Language Vol. 12 (1) 2016, pp. 99-109

Language

English

Abstract:

Many secondary school students in Oyo state in particular and Nigeria in general are filmaddicts, to the extent that it is already taking toll over their academic career. This study investigated some education stakeholders’ awareness of using Nollywood films for spoken English proficiency in Senior Secondary Schools in Oyo State, Nigeria. The data corpus was got from twenty English language teachers and one hundred and twenty students selected from ten secondary schools within Ibadan which is a metropolitan city in Oyo State through the use of questionnaires as research instrument. The results showed that though the teachers were aware of the potentials of Nollywood English films to develop spoken English proficiency, they did not take advantage of this in their classes. The students who, on the other hand, gave good patronage to the films did not make use of the spoken English potentials inherent in some of the films. The paper concludes that it is important for a teacher to create an enabling environment for learners of English to explore the potentials in Nollywood films to develop their spoken English proficiency by engaging in film narration, play acting and dialogues as part of the language activities in the classroom.

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