Seminars / Workshops



Currently I am offering the following six seminars on different aspects of using film in the English-language classroom.


Feel free to contact me for further details.





The seminars

Seminar 1


The Magician in the Classroom. Teaching with Film


   

Seminar 2


Scenes from Oscar-nominated films


   
Seminar 3


The Five Scene Workshop


   
Seminar 4
Film and Creative Writing


   
Seminar 5
The Book. The Film


   
Seminar 6
Film as Lead in


   
 

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The Magician
in the Classroom.
Teaching with Film



Practical magic!

Bring the magic of cinema into your classroom. Motivate. Inspire. And learn English too. A practical seminar/workshop providing new ideas and inspiration for using film in the English-language classroom.

From introducing a new topic to triggering a creative writing task, from modelling a communication skill to illustrating a situation, a well-chosen film scene can be the core of a lesson and provides a multitude of uses in the English-language classroom.

By combining a film scene with a task-based, skills-based lesson and using communicative language teaching methods then you have a practical, relevant and powerful tool for learning English (and about life as well).


You want to add something extra to your lessons, something visual, something with a bit of magic? Try teaching with film.


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Scenes from
Oscar-nominated films




... for the English-language classroon

Finding film scenes to use in the classroom can be a time-consuming business. So why not reduce your workload by concentrating on the best English-language films as determined by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annually in Los Angeles.

Here is a selection of scenes from films which were nominated for an Oscar. How can we use them in the classroom?

Film scenes to motivate, inspire and learn about life (and English).



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The Five Scene
Workshop




Four models and a lesson plan

Five film scenes from five movies.

Scenes 1-4: The models.
Four film scenes as examples of what can we do with a scene in the English-language classroom.

Scene 5: The lesson plan.
In a workshop we put the final scene through a three-stage analysis (1. Uses / 2. Tasks / 3. Lesson plan) and produce a ready-to-use lesson.


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Film and
Creative Writing





Using film to trigger creative writing tasks

Using film scenes is a powerful way to trigger creative writing tasks. By using a film scene we can draw students out of their day-to-day life and into another world where creativity can flow.

Ideas for using film to encourage creativity in writing English.


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The Book.
The Film.




Film and literature. Film and contemporary fiction

Film brings the written page to life. It not only complements a book with visuals and sound it adds to its appreciation and understanding too.

This seminar looks at ways to use film scenes in conjunction with a novel to enhance the reading experience.

The seminar uses examples from literature and contemporary novels which have been successfully translated into film.


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Film as
Lead in



Introduce. Trigger. Focus. 8 film scenes. 8 subjects

Introduce a topic. Trigger interest. Focus attention.

Film scenes are the perfect tool for both beginning a lesson and starting to look at new subjects. In this seminar we take a look at film scenes to introduce eight commonly covered subjects in the English-language classroom.

Motivate your students and get your lessons off to a successful start with the visual impact of film.


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Seminar calender

 

Summer semester 2023


March 2023

 

Bolzano
South Tyrol


14.03.2023

The Magician
in the Classroom.
Teaching with Film

(15-19-year-olds)
Online seminar


Salzburg
PH Salzburg

21.03.2023

Scenes for the
classroom from
Oscar-nominated films

In Salzburg


Feldkirch
PH Vorarlberg


28.03.2023

The Magician
in the Classroom.
Teaching with Film

(10-14-year-olds)
Online seminar


Feldkirch
PH Vorarlberg


29.03.2023

The Magician
in the Classroom.
Teaching with Film

(15-19-year-olds)
Online seminar


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