Seminars / Workshops



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


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eel free to contact me for further details.





The seminars

Seminar 1
NEW!


And the loser is . . .
Scenes for the classroom from Oscar-nominated films
Teaching with film. An overview

There are 2 versions of this seminar:
i) For 10-14 year olds
ii) For 15-19 year olds


   
Seminar 2


The Five Scene Workshop

Four models and a lesson plan

   
Seminar 3
Film and Creative Writing

Using film to trigger creative writing tasks

   
Seminar 4
The Book. The Film

Film and literature. Film and contemporary fiction

   
Seminar 5
Film as Lead in
Introduce. Trigger. Focus. 8 film scenes. 8 subjects

   
Seminar 6
(More) Film as Lead in
Introduce. Trigger. Focus. 8 film scenes. 8 subjects

 
 

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And the
loser is . . .


   


Scenes for the classroom from Oscar-nominated films

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 in recent years, but lost (in that category). How can we use them in the classroom?

From Bohemian Rhapsody to Green Book: film scenes to motivate, inspire and learn about life.

Teaching with film. An overview.

Content
1. Trigger | Introduce | Listen | 4 skills | Illustrate | Model | Creative writing
2. Analysing a film scene | One scene: All levels | The 3 Ps | Dos/Don'ts | Software

There are 2 versions
of this seminar:
i) For 10-14 year olds
ii) For 15-19 year olds


Contact






Scenes for the classroom
from Oscar-nominated films







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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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(More)
Film
as

Lead in


 



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

Introduce a topic. Trigger interest. Focus attention.

A film scene is the ideal way to begin a lesson and to introduce a new topic. In this seminar we take a look at film scenes we could use to introduce eight commonly covered topics in the English-language classroom.

Trigger interest. Throw open a question. Give an insight. Focus attention. Start with film.

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"If you're afraid of getting a rotten apple, don't go to the barrel. Get it off the tree."
Jim Malone, The Untouchables
(USA, 1987)
 

Seminar calender


Winter semester 2019/20

Summer semester 2020


Winter semester

January

Innsbruck
Pädagogische Hochschule,
Tirol


13.01.2020

Seminar 1
And the loser is . . .
Scenes for the classroom from Oscar-nominated films
(For 10-14 year olds)


Seminar 2
And the loser is . . .
Scenes for the classroom from Oscar-nominated films
(For 15-19 year olds)

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Summer semester

March

Vienna
Pädagogische Hochschule,
Wien


26.03.2020

And the loser is . . .
Scenes for the classroom from Oscar-nominated films

 

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