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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.

The Seven Best Silent Short Films for Language Teaching - Kieran Donaghy

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.

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Musi In 1977 Irene Pepperberg, a recent graduate of Harvard University, did something very bold. At a time when animals still were considered automatons, she set out to find what was on another creature’s mind by talking to it. She brought a one-year-old African gray parrot she named Alex into her lab to teach him to reproduce the sounds of the English language. “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. “That’s why I started my studies with Alex,” Pepperberg said. Certain skills are considered key signs of higher mental abilities: good memory, a grasp of grammar and symbols, self-awareness, understanding others’ motives, imitating others, and being creative.

Pepperberg bought Alex in a Chicago pet store. “Want grape,” Alex said. “Ssse... won! “What’s same?” Search for WebQuests. Latest news: June 17, 2015: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the WebQuest model.

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