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. 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. Taking Pictures (Animated Short Film) from Simon Taylor on Vimeo. Moments Momentos is a poignant and moving short film by Nuno Rocha which deals with the theme of homelessness. MOMENTOS from Nuno Rocha on Vimeo. A Thousand Words A Thousand Words from Ted Chung on Vimeo. 97% Love Match 97% (Short film) from Ben Brand on Vimeo. Amar Five
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The Seven Best Short Films for ELT Students - Kieran Donaghy I’ve been writing lesson plans designed around short films for my website Film English for six years. Teachers often ask me how I find the short films I use in my lesson plans. The answer is quite simple: I’ve watched literally thousands of short films and developed an instinct for the type of engaging and simple short films which will work in the ELT classroom. In this article I’d like to share what for me are the seven best short films for the language classroom. The Mirror The Mirror is a short film by Ramon and Pedro which tells the story of a boy’s journey from childhood to old age. The Notebook The notebook is a moving short film by Greg Gray and is wonderful for introducing the theme of empathy. Dial Direct “The Notebook” directed by Greg Gray from Velocity on Vimeo. The Present The Present is a gripping short film with a wonderful twist by Jacob Frey which deals with the themes of empathy, teenagers and disablity. The Present from Jacob Frey on Vimeo. Soar I Forgot My Phone i-Diots
The Seven Best Short Animated Films for the Language Classroom - Kieran Donaghy Animated films are ones in which individual drawings, paintings, or illustrations are photographed frame by frame. Traditionally animated films have been associated with children, however, nowadays they are designed to appeal to everyone. With the increased ease of creating animations, there has been a huge rise in the number of animated films being produced, and the vast majority of these are short animations. Many of these short animated films can be exploited in the language classroom as they are short enough to be used in a single session, offer a complete narrative in a short space of time, have a unique capacity of grabbing and holding students’ attention, and deal with contemporary subjects and issues, such as bullying, racism, sexism, homelessness, and human rights, which are relevant to students’ lives. Here are my seven favourite animated short films for the language classroom. Paperman Paperman is an Oscar-nominated short film by John Kahrs which went viral. Head Over Heels
Et si on donnait un smartphone aux personnages de contes ? – Ludovia Magazine Share Tweet Email L’université d’été Ludovia aura lieu du 23 au 26 août 2016 dans l’Ariège. Problématique pédagogique : Imaginez que le Petit Poucet, l’Ogre, le Chaperon Rouge ou le Loup disposent d’un smartphone, qu’ils vivent et racontent leurs aventures en direct sur un réseau social… Comment interagissent-ils ? C’est à ce type de questionnements que se frottent les élèves quand ils élaborent un #Twittconte. Apport du numérique ou présentation de la techno utilisée : Le format contraint (140 caractères) et social (interactif) de Twitter sont parfaitement adaptés à la forme d’oralité-écrite du conte narratif à voix multiples. Plus récemment les classes quebécoises de Julie Chandonnet (école Saint-Denys-Garneau à Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier) et Kathleen Godard (académie Lafontaine à Saint-Jérome) ont réalisé des détournements de presse ou encore utilisé la technique vidéo du fond vert pour illustrer quelques scènes clefs de leur twittconte Les 3 Petits Cochons. lu : 64 fois
Here Are 16 Fun IQ Tests For Both Kids And Adults 5. This one is similar to the first IQ test! If you got that one right you’ll probably be able to figure out the answer to this one. 6. 7. 8. Back to basics – writing professional emails | The Business English Experience I’ve been teaching English for 16 years, and there are very few courses I’ve taught which haven’t requested email writing practise – business or general English. Although most learners in the workplace who have some element of regular communication in English already write emails, most need reassurance that they’re doing a good job. I work in Germany and there are a few issues that arise time and again – Can I/ Should I really use small talk in emails? Are abbreviations and smileys unprofessional? How can I be more polite and diplomatic? Every company and individual we work with is different, with different objectives and corporate cultures. Emails are usually less formal than letters, so it’s fine to say ‘Hi’ or ‘Good morning’ and to end emails with ‘Best/kind regards’ rather than ‘Yours sincerely’.It’s increasingly common to use first names in international business, so don’t be afraid to do so! Like this: Like Loading...
Clil4U CLIL implementation with pools of resources for teachers, students, and pupils Back to Top The project needs were based on several reports, e.g. Eurydice “Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) at School in Europe 2006” which in “Factors inhibiting general implementation” points at a need for training language teachers in the special skills needed to provide CLIL through initial and in-service training programs devoted to methods used to teach a subject in other languages. The report also points at a need for teaching materials geared to CLIL in the target language that cover subjects in the national curriculum. In “CLIL/EMILE in Europe”, the recommendations for extending good practice proposes to develop thematic CLIL modules that would also act as a means for developing teacher competence in CLIL. CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) is emerging across Europe where only six countries appear to be bystanders. The project consortium represents different stages in the application of CLIL. Water – Three States of Matter Level A1 Prehistory Andy Warhol
50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels The collection of prompts below asks young writers to think through real or imagined events, their emotions, and a few wacky scenarios. Try out the ones you think will resonate most with your students. As with all prompts, inform students that their answers should be rated G and that disclosing dangerous or illegal things they’re involved in will obligate you to file a report with the administration or school counselors. If your class uses daybooks (an approach recommended in Thinking Out Loud: The Student Daybook as a Tool to Foster Learning), wait for composition notebooks to go on sale at Target, the Dollar Store, or Walmart for $0.50 a piece. High School Prompts Should cameras on drones watch all public spaces to prevent crime, or is that a violation of privacy? Middle School Prompts Which classmate would be the best to lead us through a zombie apocalypse? Elementary School Prompts I wish my teachers knew that . . .What’s the most beautiful person, place, or thing you’ve ever seen?
25 maps that explain the English language by Libby Nelson on March 3, 2015 English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. The origins of English Where English comes fromEnglish, like more than 400 other languages, is part of the Indo-European language family, sharing common roots not just with German and French but with Russian, Hindi, Punjabi, and Persian. The spread of English The colonization of AmericaThe British settlers coming to different parts of America in the 17th and 18th centuries were from different regional, class, and religious backgrounds, and brought with them distinctive ways of speaking. English around the world Countries with English as the official languageFifty-eight countries have English as an official language.