Random Picker. The Seven Best Silent Short Films for Language Teaching - Kieran Donaghy. As many short films are artistic, they have limited appeal in the commercial marketplace and are funded from diverse sources. To make them easier to sell worldwide, they often contain little or no dialogue, which makes comprehension much easier. As a result, they offer intensely ‘filmic’ experiences, using images and movement, sequence and duration, sound and music to tell their stories. These silent films are perfect for the language classroom as they can be used with any level – the teacher just needs to adapt the difficulty of the task to match the level of the students.
Here are the seven short films which I have found work best in the language classroom. Your Secret Your Secret is a wonderful short film by Jean-Sebastian Monzani. You can watch the film below and find a full lesson plan here. Your secret from Jean-Sebastien Monzani on Vimeo. Taking Pictures Taking Pictures is a simple but beautiful short animated film by Simon Taylor. Moments MOMENTOS from Nuno Rocha on Vimeo. Amar Five.
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“I thought if he learned to communicate, I could ask him questions about how he sees the world.” When Pepperberg began her dialogue with Alex, who died last September at the age of 31, many scientists believed animals were incapable of any thought. They were simply machines, robots programmed to react to stimuli but lacking the ability to think or feel.
“That’s why I started my studies with Alex,” Pepperberg said. Thirty years after the Alex studies began, Pepperberg and a changing collection of assistants were still giving him English lessons. Pepperberg bought Alex in a Chicago pet store. “Ssse... won! Search for WebQuests. Latest news: June 17, 2015: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the WebQuest model. Watch this space for announcements of some new resources coming later this summer! October 22, 2008:WebQuests and Web 2.0? This webinar conducted by the Discovery Education Network features a discussion about how blogs and wikis fit into the WebQuest model. You can view the archive here. August 9, 2007: QuestGarden received the MERLOT Teacher Education Classics Award at the organization's international conference in New Orleans.
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