This paper presents a case study of a group of Chinese ESL learners in China, who study English by immersing themselves regularly and rigorously in English television drama. A self-directed learning pedagogy has been developed and discussed, which seems to have signposted an effective and economic way for ESL learners to improve linguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic competence beyond the language classroom. Copyright © 2012 The editors of Changing English.
CitationWang, D. (2012). Self-directed English language learning through watching English television drama in China. Changing English, 19(3), 339-348.
- ESL learner
- Self-directed language learning
- English television drama (ETD)