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Breaking Out: Film in the MFL Classroom

Christie, CM; Lawes, S; (2016) Breaking Out: Film in the MFL Classroom. In: Christie, C and Conlon, C, (eds.) Success Stories from Secondary Foreign Languages Classrooms: Models from London school partnerships with universities. Trentham Books: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This chapter examines the advantages of integrating the use of film into foreign language lessons and shows how it can be exploited to meet the requirements of the new national curriculum. It shows how film can address a variety of objectives, such as the provision of cultural input, the development of listening skills and creative speaking and writing. It is argued that the use of film need not be separate from a programme of study and reserved for special occasions, but rather integrated into planning so that it contributes to learners’ progress in the language. The case is made for exploiting film material and responding creatively to it in the target language, so that skills in language production are enhanced. The theoretical aspects are supported by a description of good practice in this area. This includes an outline of the film project which is part of the UCL Institute of Education’s languages PGCE course in collaboration with the British Film Institute. There is also an account of a former PGCE student teacher’s use in the classroom of the materials produced for this project.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Breaking Out: Film in the MFL Classroom
ISBN-13: 978-185856-788-4
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.ucl-ioe-press.com/books/language-and-l...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Film Languages MFL Secondary classrooms
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1503646
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