Cinema Movie Packages to teach English as a Foreign Language

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  • umist0966
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    4 December, 2008 at 11:15
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    Hi,

    I would very much welcome feedback on the viability of: ‘Cinema Movie Packages to teach English as a Foreign Language

    In effect, we propose taking exerts from some very popular movies (i.e. Harry Potter) and presenting it with sound manipulated to show original version and then provide a chance (with dialogue stripped off) for participants to perform their version (with on-screen word prompts). This would be backed up by full interactive DVD menus and course notes.

    In your opinion, would this type of package be a useful tool to people learning English as a Foreign Language? Our TEFL staff (of 2) think it would be but I wanted to open it up to a much wider audience?

    Cheers,
    Tony

    dan
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    16 January, 2009 at 10:24
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    Reply To: Cinema Movie Packages to teach English as a Foreign Language

    If I’ve understood correctly, the idea is to provide an excerpt without the dialogue and have students create their own dialogue. This can be a fun and motivating tool, and you can manipulate it to produce all sorts of different target language – have the students imagine the characters are arguing, for example, or discussing the future.

    Have a look [url=http://www.eslbase.com/articles/video]here[/url] and [url=http://www.eslbase.com/articles/video2]here[/url] for other things you could do with these excerpts too.

    Dan

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