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How can film help you teach or learn English?

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 Teaching English blog award for his post I want to learn English because…, explains why film is such a good resource, and recommends some useful websites. 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. Film gives a visual context Variety and flexibility Lesson plans Allat C Lessonstream Viral ELT Film English Film guides ESL Notes Film in Language Teaching Association Film Club

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Simple checklist for evaluation of websites - digital literacy A little ahead time I put these up here just to get you acquainted with them. During week 10 we will work with digital literacy and the checklist below. We will also do certain parts of Skolverket's exercises about digital literacy as well as their self-assessment. If you want to, have a closer look at it already.. Self-assessment from Skolverket:

Kate Winslet and the little Australian anti-bullying film that took on the world When one of Australian writer-director Galvin Scott Davis’ little boys was bullied he wanted to comfort him by reading him a book about overcoming bullies. But when he searched the well-stocked bookshelf in his bedroom, he couldn’t find one. So he turned to his own imagination and made up a story. “My middle boy was acting quiet and I found out that he’d been bullied. It wasn’t a bad case of bullying but it was enough to make him lose his confidence,” Davis told Guardian Australia from Los Angeles where he is on a promotional tour for his short film Daisy Chain. Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating) You are going to practise language for; Describing photosComparing and contrasting photos (discussing similarities and differences)Speculating on what might be happeningReacting to photos (giving opinions) Discuss Look at the presentation.

Restaurant English: Ordering Food Time: 1 hour Focus: The purpose of this lesson is to give false beginners the skills to order food in a restaurant. This lesson follows a simple format of an introduction and discussion, followed by a role-play activity. Preparation: Short films Here is a collection of good short films: * Alma (approx. 5 mins):* Bend it like Beckham (short clip from movie + questions)* Boats (approx. 6:15 mins):* By the pool (approx. 2:35 mins)* Cargo (approx. 7 mins):* December (approx. 1.40 mins):* Giving (approx. 3 mins):* Identity (approx. 5:20 mins):* Let's make a movie (approx. 7 mins):* Marry Me (approx. 7 mins):* Matt (approx 13 mins.):* Max's movie (series in ten episodes from UR)* Mo'ne Davis: Throw Like a Girl (approx. 16 mins):* Paperman - short film:* The Present (approx. 4 mins):The Present from Jacob Frey on Vimeo.* Roof Rattling (approx. 14:40 mins)* Selfie:* Spin (approx. 8 mins):Questions:* is it ok to reverse the order of things that happen in life?* What could the consequences be?* Should we do everything we can to avoid bad things from happening in life? Why/why not?

All of Me by John Legend In this song John Legend uses opposite meanings to convey how he feels about his wife. It is a very ‘honest’ love song. I think it reflects real life rather than a fairytale version of a relationship. This provides a good opportunity for students to discuss love songs, identify the opposite meanings and then interpret what the songwriter really means. Students then use what they have learned to talk about their own loved ones. Materials: PowerPoint slides here , song on YouTube, slide 6 printed off and cut up 1/group , worksheet without explanations 1/pair here and worksheet with explanation 1/pair and cut up here.

free printable ESL activity with game templates, ideas for teaching; a communicative pair activity Treasure Island is a little island of the coast of nowhere. Legend has is that it can only be found by those who already know where it is. Well, we found it, we did, but that's not the whole secret. There are hidden dangers and we must be careful as we search the island to find the lost treasure. The game is played in pairs. 10 Must-See Animated Short Films Movies and TV No matter how old you are, I’m sure you’d love good animations and cartoons. I still remember spending my whole afternoons watching Cartoon Network when I was still a kid. But even more so than what’s available on your local cable channel, a lot of good animations are also available on Youtube! The short films are a special mention, as many of them come with a good story. The list below has 10 popular short film animations (in no particular order) you must see on Youtube.

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