Movieguides Theory

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Teaching Foreign Languages through Movies

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Movieguides Theory

  1. 1. Movie Guides
  2. 2. Would you like to… <ul><li>MOTIVATE STUDENTS </li></ul><ul><li>USE AUTHENTIC MATERIAL </li></ul><ul><li>OFFER VARIETY </li></ul><ul><li>SURPRISE STUDENTS </li></ul><ul><li>SUPPLEMENT EFL / ESL COURSE </li></ul><ul><li>HAVE EVERYTHING PREPARED </li></ul><ul><li>HAVE PHOTOCOPIABLE MATERIAL </li></ul>
  3. 3. CHALLENGE EDUCATION Lesson Plans especially prepared to include authentic material in the EFL ESL classroom. PRACTICAL, FLEXIBLE AND MOTIVATING TOOL SEQUENCE APPROACH Movie Guides
  4. 4. <ul><li>Teachers’ Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Answer Key </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ Handouts (Photocopiable) </li></ul>1 MOVIE GUIDE 1 MOVIE AT LEAST 15 LESSON PLANS EVERY LESSON PLAN Beginner - Elementary – Pre Intermediate – Intermediate – Upper Intermediate
  5. 5. Creative Lesson Plans Stimulating framework for classroom discussion
  6. 6. THEORY BEHIND MOVIE GUIDES
  7. 7. Conditions for Language Learning (Jane Willis 1996) MOTIVATION USE OF LANGUAGE EXPOSURE Success / Satisfaction Achievable goals Exchange meanings. Create positive / supportive / low stress atmosphere Rich comprehensible input of real language. INSTRUCTION
  8. 8. Advantages of Authentic Material <ul><li>Expose students to different contexts of communication. (real discourse) </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the classroom with varied situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce the relationship between the real world and the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Offer clear examples of different registers </li></ul><ul><li>Language change is reflected </li></ul>Material that is relevant to the students’ life and personal interests Authentic material is perceived by the learner as useful, lifelike, and interesting.
  9. 9. Advantages of Movies in the EFL classroom <ul><li>Motivate students </li></ul><ul><li>Show socio-cultural attitudes, uses of language, feelings. Contextualized </li></ul><ul><li>Speech matches body language. Auditory and visual input. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-verbal behaviour / paralinguistic features of the spoken text are now available to the learners </li></ul><ul><li>Normal rate of speech - Natural discourse </li></ul>
  10. 10. SELECTING THE MATERIAL EXPLOITABILITY TOPIC LENGTH / CHUNK LINGUISTIC COMPLEXITY ACCESSIBILITY Classroom exploitation Variety Short piece Different Language Levels Culture Background knowledge
  11. 11. Activities that foster learning <ul><li>Clear purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Success oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Top-down process </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom-up process </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring comprehension </li></ul>Students need to be motivated and stay motivated Students confidence in their listening ability STUDENTS’ ACTIVE ROLE
  12. 12. GRADING THE TASK THE VISUAL INFORMATION + KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD + GRADED ACTIVITIES REWARDING EXPERIENCE Not the input STUDENTS TEACHERS
  13. 13. CATALOGUE Search the catalogue in the website A new Movie Guide witnh at least 15 Lesson Plans every month!
  14. 14. LEVEL INDEXES Select the Lesson Plan that best fits your students’ needs.
  15. 15. <ul><li>Delivered via the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Simply print and teach </li></ul><ul><li>Link Movie Guides to your curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce time, work and costs </li></ul>MOVIE GUIDES e-books
  16. 16. Julio 2006 1st Movie Guide – Spanish as a Second Language España - Valladolid Movie Guides to Teach Spanish as a Second Language
  17. 17. <ul><li>? </li></ul>Do not hesitate to contact us if there is any doubts [email_address]
  18. 18. THANK YOU!!! www.challenge-education.com

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