First of all, I am writing from Eskisehir, Turkey. I have a problem and it's one of the most disturbing problems of mine. Some of my students are always using their phones for checking the dictionary. In other words, they want to know every word in a text. Therefore, when they face with an unknown word they think they will not be able to understand the text. I tried a few ways such as having them watch movies, series with EN subtitles and told them not to use the dictionary but try to guess the meanings while watching. However, the problems is that they do not believe in themselves upon understanding the context.
Do you have any suggestions on this problem ?
Thank you in advance.