Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Using Film in the EFL Classroom

8,654 views

Published on

Workshop for Centro Colombo Americano Manizales on how to use new multimedia resources in the language classroom, specifically film and graded readers with video.

  • Be the first to comment

Using Film in the EFL Classroom

  1. 1. Multimedia Materials: Using Film ColomboTech Workshop 7
  2. 2. NEW COLOMBO MULTIMEDIA MATERIALS: USING FILM
  3. 3. Types • Drama video (films, soaps, sitcoms) • Documentaries • TV news and weather • Discussions • Interviews • TV commercials • Talk shows • Game shows
  4. 4. Uses in Language Teaching • For its own sake • For listening comprehension • As a language model • For culture • As a stimulus for input • As a moving picture book Sherman (2003)
  5. 5. Suggestions for Using Film • Material • Ads, “trailers” for movies, a scene from a movie, documentaries, news segments, TV shows, talk shows… • How long? • Clips 2-10 minutes long • Consider: • What is the educational purpose? • Topics and language appropriate to
  6. 6. Techniques for Using Film or Video • Vision on / sound off • Sound on / vision off • Pause / still / freeze- frame • Sound and video on • Split viewing • Jumbled sequence
  7. 7. Film & Literature Connection • The Shawshank Redemption • Perspeolis • Dr. Suess • Bridge to Terabithia • The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe • Harry Potter • The Birds (Hitchcock) • 10 Things I Hate about You (The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare) • An Inconvenient Truth
  8. 8. Film & Literature Connection • Amistad • Jurassic Park • The Silence of the Lambs • Lemony Snicket
  9. 9. Book to Film • Compare extract from a novel, short story, or graded reader with the film version of the same scene
  10. 10. Working with Film Clips • Identify and describe emotions • Before and after (a scene) • Pragmatics (i.e. use of politeness in “The Graduate”) 10
  11. 11. Great Scenes • Final scene of G o n e w it h t h e W in d , where Rhett walks out on Scarlett • Showdown between Luke and Darth Vader in T h e E m p ir e S t r ik e s B a c k • “Here’s looking at you, kid” scene in C a s a b la n c a • Phone home scene from E . T .
  12. 12. Focusing on Characters • Missing or wanted posters • Giving advice to characters • Casting couch (describing physical appearances) 12
  13. 13. Book & Game • Clue • Character versions of classic board games (Simpsons G u e s s W h o , Harry Potter M o n o p o lo y , etc.) 13
  14. 14. Creating film-related materials • Complete the timeline • Roleplaying great scenes
  15. 15. Cartoons • Compare comic strip and film version of the cartoon – Persepolis – Spiderman – Batman – Peanuts
  16. 16. Responding to Whole Films • Favorite scenes • Story maps • Comprehension • Reviews 18
  17. 17. Creating Film-Related Materials • Create a new soundtrack • Design the remake • Storyboards 19
  18. 18. Cartoons • Compare comic strip and film version of the cartoon – Persepolis – Spiderman – Batman – Peanuts • Compare comic strip and film version of the cartoon
  19. 19. Graded Readers with Video • National Geographic readers (A2-B1) – Geography, culture, tradition, etc.
  20. 20. References • Sherman, J. (2003). Using authentic video in the language classroom. Cambridge: CUP. • Stempleski, S. & Tomalin, B. (2001). Film. Oxford: OUP.

×