Three films your students might like(...and what a few ideas to use them in class)
Three films your students might likeObjectives:to reflect on the way we use audiovisuals/ films inEFL teaching.to encourage teachers to design activities bythemselves according to their students’ needs.Structure:Why can films be beneficial?How can we select material that is suitable for us?What can we teach: three different lesson plans(different levels)
Three films your students might likeWhy using movies in classMovies are appealingLearning through film viewing may stillrepresent a novel approach for some studentsFeatures films are more motivating thanvideos made for EFL/ESL teachingFilms present colloquial English in real lifecontexts: different voices, slang, reducedspeeches, stress, accents, and dialects…We will be introducing our students into filmclassics, literature, history, etc.
Three films your students might likeHow to choose filmsNot a mere FILLER Fun Interesting Level (language in the clip) Level (the task) Entertaining Relevant
Three films your students might likeLesson plan 1SLIDING DOORSObjectives:to provide students withextensive listeningpractice.To practise thirdconditional sentences,using the prompts fromthe film script.
Three films your students might likeLesson plan 2ABOUT A BOYObjective: To providestudents with extensivelistening practise.To encourage students tocompare a book and itsadaptation on film.
Three films your students might likeLesson plan 3CHICKEN RUNObjective: to provideyour students withlistening practice ofdifferent varieties ofEnglishTo listen and understandthe general idea of whathappens in a film clipTo reflect on differentstereotypes in theEnglish-speaking world.
Three films your students might likeFURTHER REFERENCE:http://us.imdb.com(internet movie data base)http://www.britishcinemagreats.com/http://www.britmovie.co.uk/http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006r5jt (BBC radioprogram on film)http://www.teachwithmovies.org (organize films by themeand by genre)www.script-o-rama.com (scripts)http://www.zamzar.com (downlad helper)
Three films your students might likeTHANKS FOR LISTENINGanieto@xtec.cat
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