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