Short Film in Language Teaching








Last updated on May 19, 2024 11:27 am

Find out how teaching with short film can bring alive the learning of languages and introduce rich cultural content to lessons.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for language educators, in any setting, who want to develop their professional expertise in film-rich approaches to teaching.

It will be particularly beneficial to those teaching Spanish or French, although the learning outcomes will benefit educators with expertise in any language.

What topics will you cover?

Some key pedagogies and approaches to teaching languages using short film.

Working with creative technologies in language learning.

Assessing language learning using the different dimensions of film including sound, image and time.

Film language and language learning.

Film sound and languages, and how sound can be exploited for language learning.

Teaching with film music and genre.

Film dialogue and language learning.

The film image and language learning – how the varying dimensions of the film image can be used in language teaching and learning.

Exploring body language, facial expression and the image in film, for use in the languages classroom.

Film time and languages – flashbacks, backstory and the past tense. Present tense, narrating and ellipsis. Flash Forward, prediction and future tense.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Discuss the principles behind working with short film in language teaching

Ability to design effective teaching strategies for working with film in language teaching

Develop an understanding of what the language of film, especially short film, offers in support of language teaching

Explore the use of creative film technologies to support effective language teaching

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