Exploring English: Shakespeare - British Council. New BBC Learning English Course: Shakespeare Speaks. The Shakespeare Speaks series is a co-production between BBC Learning English and The Open University.
Shakespeare Speaks is a 20-part series about the life, times and language of William Shakspeare. It is available as an animated and radio series and it has a supporting interactive website, downloadable materials, podcasts and a rich social media experience. The series is available on BBC Learning English with extra materials and actor interviews on The Open University website. A new episode will be published every Friday. Here's the video for the first episode. COMMENT Yet another brilliant resource from BBC Learning English. Techniques théâtrales en cours d'anglais. Le contenu de cette page reprend le contenu de la formation animée par Cathy Vialas.
Les enseignants présents au stage ont pu constater la potentialité de ces activités. Les consignes sont bien entendu données en anglais. Ces activités développent des compétences que les élèves peuvent ensuite réinvestir dans des productions orales classiques. "Le théâtre permet de travailler l’affecte et de passer par la case “plaisir”, le jeu, pour apprendre et surtout retenir. nous dit Mme Vialas. La mise en place de techniques théâtrales et de petits jeux facilite l’apprentissage. 1. Outre qu'il permet de mémoriser les noms des élèves lors des changements de groupes dans le cadre des groupes de compétences et de favoriser la prise de contact élèves/professeur et élèves/élèves, il permet de travailler le contact visuel et la mémorisation: Déroulement: Lancez la balle (il vaut mieux lancer une balle imaginaire) à quelqu'un et dites votre nom. 2. Bon exercice pour introduire ou réviser le vocabulaire.
How to use film creatively in class: teaching tips and ideas – live chat. Wheeling out the TV and showing a movie has long been the teacher’s secret weapon to calm a distracted class at the end of term.
But now many teachers in the UK are using film more creatively in their lessons. Former teacher Adwoa Oforiwa uses the storytelling element of films, such as Oliver Twist, to improve her students’ narrative writing. In a blog for the Guardian, Oforiwa writes: “In the classroom, film is more than just the carrot after the stick of ploughing through a book with young people.
“It is a vehicle through which students can see literature in a new light, access new worlds and fantastic experiences, and which can encourage them to seek out and read the original stories for themselves.” Media Education Wales’ Ffilmschool 2 transition project confirmed Oforiwa’s experiences, showing that teaching with film can make the majority of students more interested in writing. But using film doesn’t have to be restricted to English literature. . • Best practice ideas Our panel. If Shakespeare Had Twitter If Shakespeare was around today he would have undoubtedly used Twitter, and he probably would have loved this.
It's hard to imagine what it would be like to follow him. I suppose every now and then your feed would pop up with a little nugget of literary might that sends the re-tweet world into overdrive. While these poems are a far cry from his escalated word-smithery, they are still very entertaining. They are winding sonnets reflecting moods from around the world, touching on topics of the day, drawing individual thoughts and musings and entwining them into prose. They are made by a website -- or automated system of some kind -- that simply peruses the world of micro blogging, searching for iambic pentameter to piece together into sonnets.
The site, Pentametron, simply says: "With algorithms subtle and discrete / I seek iambic writings to retweet. " It is a clever system, and a creative one too. One such construction, starts like this: Auteur of the Week: Baz Luhrmann « the diary of a film history fanatic. I’ve been a fan of Baz Luhrmann since I saw his version of Romeo + Juliet when it was first released in theaters.
It was unlike anything I’d ever seen before. He wowed me again five years later with Moulin Rouge! A film that is so dear to my heart. Luhrmann is a showman in every sense of the word and his films are some of the showiest films to come out in the last twenty years. Luhrmann was born on September 17th, 1962 in Sydney to a ballroom dance teacher/dress shop owner mother, and Leonard Luhrmann, a farmer. Luhrmann’s first three films are known as “The Red Curtain Trilogy,” although they are not a trilogy in the tradition sense – in that the plots are not connected. I finally saw this film for the first time last night and I thought it was magnificent. This scene here, where the film’s leads – Tara Morice and Paul Mercurio, practice their steps on a rooftop in front of a Coca Cola ad immediately made me think of Moulin Rouge!.
Romeo + Juliet (1996) trailer.