TV serials and movies to boost intercultural communicative competence in Turkish EFL context


International Journal of Applied Linguistics (United Kingdom), 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ijal.12425
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Applied Linguistics (United Kingdom)
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, FRANCIS, Communication & Mass Media Index, EBSCO Education Source, Educational research abstracts (ERA), INSPEC, Linguistic Bibliography, Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, MLA - Modern Language Association Database
  • Keywords: cultural elements, Filmler, intercultural communicative competence, Kültürel Unsurlar, Kültürlerarası İletişim Yetisi, movies, self-report, syllabus, Öz-Bildirim, İzlence


© 2022 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.Developing intercultural communicative competence in foreign language teaching contexts has been a challenge for many teachers, and they usually tend to neglect this issue because of many reasons, such as lack of knowledge, time constraints, or workload. However, integrating exciting and motivating tools such as movies and TV serials into foreign language teaching syllabi would meet this need. Therefore, this study intended to explore the contributions of these tools. Seventy-six prospective English teachers studying at a state university participated in the study, and the data were collected through field notes and self-reflection reports. The results indicate that the participants benefit from TV serials or movies in developing their intercultural awareness.