||Kim, Hye Jeong. (2016). A study of an explicit learning of the refusal speech act using a movie. The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal, 24(1), 71-94. The aim of this study is to prove the effectiveness of an explicit learning of the refusal speech act using a movie. This study suggests a class procedure which emphasizes a cognitive awareness of refusal strategies. Using movie clips they are introduced and analyzed in a different context: direct refusal such as no, I cant, I wont(direct strategy), explanation of reason and statement of an alternative, expression of positive feeling and gratitude, avoidance, question(indirect strategy). Three college students participated in this case study and they performed role play and dictation activities to recognize refusal speech act and internalize some refusal semantic formulas related to refusal strategy. A way of assessment is suggested with discourse completion test, cloze test, open-ended questionnaire. The results show that explicit learning is helpful in recognizing refusal speech act and that students gradually develop an awareness of how different refusal strategies are used in a specific situation. Especially the result of open-ended questionnaire suggests that the use of a movie, which provides different context, has a positive effect in learning refusal semantic formulas. A pragmatic implicature is that a further study needs to be performed to fill a gap between the strategy and semantic formula.