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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 Opens in a new tab or window., who won the British Council’s Teaching English blog award Opens in a new tab or window. for his post I want to learn English because… Opens in a new tab or window., 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. 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 The ‘visuality’ of film makes it an invaluable language teaching tool, enabling learners to understand more by interpreting the language in a full visual context. Lesson plans Related:  watch

Boy (2010) Learn English with Sherlock - Study in Pink ESL Treasure Foxfire - questions for discussion Storybird - Artful storytelling Elever som pratar grammatik – lärande på djupet Så har jag ännu en gång kört på samma koncept för grammatik, inspirerat av Dylan Wiliam, fast den här gången på engelska. Vilka härliga samtal det blir, eleverna emellan! Grundupplägget är att de får börja med några flervalsalternativ. Därefter följer en mening som ska översättas från svenska till tyska. Slutligen får en från varje grupp skriva gruppens variant på tavlan, varpå vi ser vilka skillnader som finns och jag som lärare kommenterar och korrigerar eventuella fel. Som lärare behöver jag inte rätta något efteråt, men jag måste lägga lite tanke på mina exempel. Här hittar du den presentation jag använde för år 9 i engelska.

Extr@ – Learn English with videos A cool TV series, a funny sitcom, and an English course, all wrapped in one single package to make Extr@, the perfect way of learning natural English having fun.SEE THE OTHER EPISODES HERE !Do extr@ activities hereAnnie and Bridget share a flat. Their next-door neighbour Nick is a disorganized, humorous macho fellow. Bridget's Argentinean penpal, Hector, comes to London to visit her. His limited command of English serves as the central dynamic for the language learning content of the series. Subtitles Script CamStudio - Free Screen Recording Software British Life and Culture in the UK - Woodlands Junior School

Selfie This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Matthew Frost starring Kirsten Dunst, and the theme of celebrity selfies. Students discuss meeting famous people, roleplay meeting their hero or heroine, watch a short film and discuss selfies and celebrity selfies. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (C1) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Speaking, performing a roleplay, watching a short film, Topic: Selfies, meeting famous people and modern society Language: Questions Materials: Short film Downloadable materials: selfie lesson instructions Support Film English Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain. Step 1 Ask your students the following question: Have you ever met a famous person? Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator Mobile The aim of this game is to memorize 42 irregular verbs in an entertaining way. The winner is the player who can make as many families as possible. Can be played by groups from 2 to 8 players. Before starting the game, ask students to identify the common characteristic in each verb family. Then deal out 6 cards to each player. The Art Of Teaching Grammar: Practical, Detailed And Illuminating Guide Learning English Online or Taking English Lessons