Frozen Cartoon Film as a Learning Media to Improve the Students' Pronunciation Ability


  • Shilvyna Rahma Universitas Islam Nahdlatul Ulama Jepara
  • Husni Mubarok Universitas Islam Nahdlatul Ulama Jepara Indonesia



cartoon film, learning media, pronunciation


Pronunciation is an important factor in measuring achievement in learning speaking in English. Proof of speaking fluency by students is shown when they communicate verbally with a native speaker. This study aims to explain the use of the Frozen cartoon film as a learning medium to improve the students’ pronunciation ability. The research focuses are the Frozen 1 cartoon synopsis, the stages, and procedures for implementing the dubbing and subtitling method and screening the film using the dubbing method. This study uses a descriptive research method with a qualitative approach. Data collection was carried out by library research (library research). Sources of data in the form of written materials consist of primary data sources and secondary data sources. The validity of the data test emphasizes the validity and reliability test. The results of the study were analyzed using the content analysis method. The results showed that the cartoon "Frozen" as a learning medium was very appropriate to be practiced in improving students' pronunciation skills. This media provides several benefits: (a) being a solution in communicating English orally, (b) providing interesting, attractive teaching media, and (c) choosing the right learning method so that it is effective for students. The presentation of the “frozen” cartoon is packaged with interesting storyline pictures and audio sound that makes students involved in the film. The dubbing and subtitling methods are learning methods to motivate students to communicate in English. Effective and efficient media and methods can help students engage in learning English and at the same time be motivated to communicate in English.


Download data is not yet available.

Author Biographies

Shilvyna Rahma, Universitas Islam Nahdlatul Ulama Jepara

Lecturer at English Education Program, Universitas Islam Nahdlatul Ulama Jepara

Husni Mubarok, Universitas Islam Nahdlatul Ulama Jepara Indonesia

Lecturer at English Education Program, Universitas Islam Nahdlatul Ulama Jepara


Arifin, Z. (2020). Metodologi penelitian pendidikan. Jurnal Al-Hikmah, 1(1).

Azwar, Darmadi, H..(2011). Metode Penelitian. Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.

Chih-Pei, H. U., & Chang, Y. Y. (2017). John W. Creswell, research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Journal of Social and Administrative Sciences, 4(2), 205-207.

Darmadi, Hartono. Azwar, S.(2011). Metode Penelitian. Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar. Azwar, S.(2012). Penyusunan Skala Psikologi. Edisi 2. Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.

Deny (2012). The effectiveness of teaching pronunciation through watching English movie. Surabaya.

Endraswara, Suwardi. (2011). Metodologi Penelitian Sastra. Yogyakarta: Tim Redaksi CAPS.

Florence, Y. (2009). Learning English through films: A case study of a Hong Kong class. University of Hong Kong.

Fraser, C. A. (1999). Lexical processing strategy use and vocabulary learning through reading. Studies in second language acquisition, 21(2), 225-241

Gilakjani, A. P., & Sabouri, N. B. (2016). Learners' Listening Comprehension Difficulties in English Language Learning: A Literature Review. English language teaching, 9(6), 123-133.

Haryanto, H., & Mubarok, H. (2020). Teacher’s Directive Expressions Analysis in English Teaching Classes. Lensa: Kajian Kebahasaan, Kesusastraan, dan Budaya, 8(1), 22-42

Henning, J. M., Weidner, T. G., & Marty, M. C. (2008). Peer assisted learning in clinical education: Literature review. Athletic Training Education Journal, 3(3), 84-90.

Ismaili, M. (2013). The effectiveness of using movies in the EFL classroom: A study conducted at South East European University. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, volume 2 (4), pp. 121-132. Retrieved from

Juliana, J. (2018). Motivasi Pembelajaran dan Percakapan Bahasa Inggris melalui Media Film dengan Metode Dubbing dan Subtitling. . diunduh tanggal 25 Juli 2021.

Kalean, I. (2013). Speaking skill improvement by using movies as media. Educational Journal of Islamic University of Malang,1(13), pp. 155-160. Retrieved from

Krippendorff, K. (2004). Content Analysis: An Introduction to its Methodology. New. York: Sage Publication.

Mina, N., & Putranti, S. D. (2015). Designing Cartoon as a Supplementary Material for English Structure Subject. Dinamika Ilmu, 15(1), 115-136.

Mulyadi, M. (2011). Penelitian kuantitatif dan kualitatif serta pemikiran dasar menggabungkannya. Jurnal studi komunikasi dan media, 15(1), 128-137.

Nasution. (2005). Teknologi pendidikan. Jakarta: Bumi Aksara.

Nugrahani, D., & Fitria, F. (2013). The Use of Cartoon “Frozen Movie” as Visual Media to Improve the Students’ Ability in Learning Speaking: A Case of Ninth Grade Students of SMP Sultan Agung Semarang. ETERNAL (English Teaching Journal), 4(1).

Pardede, P. (2011). Using short stories to teach language skills. JET (Journal of English Teaching), 1(1), 14-27.

Pratiwi, M. (2010). Improving pronunciation ability using English cartoon films. (Undergraduate thesis of Sebelas Maret University). Retrieved July 25, 2021

Putri, C. I. D., Samad, I. A., & Nasir, C. (2017). The Use of Cartoon Clips to Teach Listening Skill. Research in English and Education Journal, 2(3), 8-16.

Sanjaya, Wina. (2010). Strategi Pembelajaran Berorientasi Standar Proses Pendidikan. Jakarta: Kencana.

Seferoğlu, G. (2008). Using feature films in language classes. Educational Studies, pp. 1-9. Retrieved from

Setter, J. (2008). Theories and approaches in English pronunciation. R. Monroy & A. Sanchez (Eds.), 25, 447-457.

Strauss, A., & Corbin, J. (2003). Penelitian Kualitatif. Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.

Sugiyono, (2007). Metode Penelitian Kuantitatif, Kualitatif, dan R & D. Bandung: Alfabeta.

Sugiyono. (2009). Metode Penelitian Kuantitatif, Kualitatif dan R&D. Bandung: Alfabeta.

Sugiyono. (2012). Metode penelitian kuantitatif kualitatif dan R&D. Bandung: Alfabeta.

Swain, K. D. (2005). CBM with goal setting: Impacting students' understanding of reading goals. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 32(3), 259.

Swain, M. (2005). The output hypothesis: Theory and research. In E. Hinkel (Ed.), Handbook of research in second language teaching and learning, pp. 471-483. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Ulfa, F. (2018). Teaching vocabulary using cartoon movie. Journal of Languages and Language Teaching, 5(1), 23-27.

Yudar, R. S., Aditomo, D. T., & Silalahi, N. S. (2020). Movie as a Helper for Students' Pronunciation in Speaking Skill Class. Elsya: Journal of English Language Studies, 2(1), 15-19.




How to Cite

Rahma, S., & Mubarok, H. (2021). Frozen Cartoon Film as a Learning Media to Improve the Students’ Pronunciation Ability. Jadila: Journal of Development and Innovation in Language and Literature Education, 2(2), 239-247.