English-Dubbed Chinese Movies for ESL Listening Skills & Levels of Anxiety in English Language Teaching


  • Yap Mei Jun Faculty of English Language and Literature, Xiamen University Malaysia https://orcid.org/0009-0007-5218-3303
  • Mohammed M. Ali Abdulkhaleq Faculty of English Language and Literature, Xiamen University Malaysia




The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of employing English-dubbed Chinese movies (EDCM) to augment English as a second language (ESL) learners’ listening capabilities and to assess its impact on their anxiety levels in English language teaching. Participants in this research included 20 Form 4 students from Pay Fong High School, a private Chinese secondary school in Malaysia. In taking the sample, the researcher utilized a purposive sampling method and adopted a quantitative research design. Customized vocabulary tests were administered as pre-tests and post-tests, and tools such as the Language Learning Anxiety Scale and the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) were employed to evaluate the influence of EDCM on the students. The outcomes of the pre-tests, post-tests, and anxiety assessments indicate a successful enhancement in their auditory comprehension and also affirm that EDCM effectively lowers students’ Affective Filter Levels. In conclusion, EDCM can serve as an advantageous tool for ESL learners’ listening skills and help to reduce their anxiety level when learning the English language.


English-Dubbed Chinese Movies (EDCM), ESL, ELT, Affective Filter Levels, Listening Skills


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How to Cite

Yap, M. J., & Mohammed M. Ali, A. (2024). English-Dubbed Chinese Movies for ESL Listening Skills & Levels of Anxiety in English Language Teaching. International Journal of Emerging Issues in Social Science, Arts and Humanities ( IJEISSAH), 2(2), 105-122. https://doi.org/10.60072/ijeissah.2024.v2i02.010