Learning English through a TV series. This is a true story I often tell my students.
Quite a long time ago, I went out with an Italian who was relatively new to London. He hardly spoke any English when we met, and we used to have conversations, negotiating meaning in Italian and the little Spanish I knew, with a huge Italian-English dictionary between us. Shortly after we met, I gave him a simple gap-fill exercise that required him to transform the verbs into the past tense, and he spent about 5 minutes understanding the instructions ‘Fill in the gaps with the suitable verbs’, and getting quite frustrated. I soon realised that it was quite impossible to teach someone whom I was involved with. Watching TV together was always quite a challenge and the psychological block he had grew as he struggled to understand what he was hearing. The first 5 episodes took us ages to get through as he would yell ‘stop’ every other second. One day, as I was watching TV, he walked into the room and started watching the TV programme with me. Film Education. By Kieran Donaghy.
How can film help you teach or learn English? What can film and video add to the learning experience?
Kieran Donaghy, who won the British Council’s TeachingEnglish blog award tells us why film is such a good resource and recommends some useful websites, in one of our top five articles of all time, illustrated by artist Jamie Johnson. Language teachers have been using films in their classes for decades, and there are a number of reasons why film is an excellent teaching and learning tool. Learning from films is motivating and enjoyable Motivation is one of the most important factors in determining successful second-language acquisition. Films and TV shows are an integral part of students’ lives so it makes perfect sense to bring them into the language classroom. Film provides authentic and varied language Another benefit of using film is that it provides a source of authentic and varied language.
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Stars in their Eyes. When I was a kid in my hometown, a little village in the north of Spain, there used to be a cinema.
Not any more and not for a long time. In fact, it seems to me there are very few towns or even cities which still have a cinema and I’m not talking about the outdoor cinemas, which are so popular in summer, I am talking about the real thing. Cinemas with endless rows of seats smelling oldish and where the usher always told you off before you even got to your seat and started cracking up. I remember we didn’t get to see the latest films until they were 4 or 5 years old and then, they were not new any more as our friends from the capital city kindly reminded us rolling their eyes in disbelief when they came on holiday, but all the same it brings back very good memories. I must be getting old! So today I’m sharing with you an engaging lesson with lots of activities around the theme of films and the cinema. Activity 1. Step 1.Wordcloud. Step 2.
Ask students to work in pairs. Activity 2. Jämförande analys med venndiagram. Att titta på film är en klassisk skolaktivitet när terminsslutet närmar sig.
Men att bara titta utan att bearbeta det man ser kan te sig mer eller mindre meningslöst. Ett enkelt sätt att göra tittandet mer meningsfullt är att att jämföra en filmgestaltning med ett litterärt original, eller tvärtom. Film Discovery Education Espresso Digitala koncept Digitalt Liber. Enkelt att visa film för klassen Vanligtvis tar det längre tid att förbereda lektioner med digitala verktyg – t.ex. att söka, granska och välja filmer från nätet – och sedan kolla att filmen är fri att visa i undervisningen.
I Discovery Education Espresso är allt material för F–6 redan sökt, valt, granskat och åldersanpassat för din undervisning, och varje film är kopplad direkt till kunskapskraven i läroplanen. Sök bara fritt på text, ämne eller centralt innehåll. Lägg in en film i ditt lektionsupplägg. Visa direkt med klassen via läsplatta, dator, projektor eller interaktiv skrivtavla. Jordens framtid Varför förändras jordens utseende hela tiden?
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