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26th September, 2013
Film can enrich the curriculum in all manner of ways, not least when it comes to language learning. Studying a language is one thing, but there's nothing like hearing it spoken to really help you get to grips with one.
Supported by the Association for Language Learning, we've put together a brand new curriculum enrichment resource for KS3 and KS4 featuring five films from across World, each guide including teacher's notes, discussion starters and activities to kickstart your language learning! European Day of Languages may be over for this year, but we think this resource will help you in the classroom all year round.
It's one thing to learn vocabulary and study languages, it's another entirely to hear them spoken. Watching and discussing a foreign language film in the relaxed atmosphere of a school film club is a great way to motivate pupils about, and familiarize them with, other languages.
The films included in the resource will take you all over the world, introducing you to a variety of different languages and showcasing some fine examples of world cinema. Check out the films included:
A Bout De Souffle (PG, 14+)
A petty thief who models himself on Humphrey Bogart hides out in Paris after killing a cop. Sharp and sophisticated, legendary French Cinema.
Spirit of the Beehive (PG, 14+)
A wonderfully evocative portrait of childhood innocence and obsession set in 1940s Spain.
Goodbye Lenin! (15, 14+)
Enjoyable German comedy about a family's elaborate schemes to keep the fall for the Berlin Wall from their ill mother.
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (12, 11+)
Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, nobleman's daughter.
Wadjda (PG, 7+)
A sweet and uplifting story about ten-year-old girl Wadjda who refuses to let the fact she's a girl stop her from doing the things she wants to do.
Association for Language Learning
Association for Language Learning director Linda Parker had this to say about our partnership: "The Association for Language Learning (ALL) is the national subject association for languages and an educational charity. ALL represents and supports teachers of all languages, at all levels and in all sectors — it is an independent and supportive community run by teachers, for teachers. We've been working with FILMCLUB for the last few years on the many links between languages and film, and are thrilled to support this new initiative to explore and promote ways that film can be used in the teaching of foreign languages."Return to all posts
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