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
Practical magic.
Film scenes for the English-language classroom


   

Seminar 2


Scenes from Oscar-nominated films
for the English-language classroom


   
Seminar 3


The Five Scene Workshop

Four models and a lesson plan

   
Seminar 4
Film and Creative Writing

Using film to trigger creative writing tasks

   
Seminar 5
The Book. The Film
Film and literature. Film and contemporary fiction

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

   
 

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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.

Teaching with film. An overview.


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


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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


Winter semester 2021/22

Summer semester 2022


Winter semester 2021/22



October 2021


Baden
PH Niederösterreich

07.10.2021

Scenes from
Oscar-nominated films

for the English-language
classroom
(10-14 year olds)

(Face-to-face seminar)



Baden

PH Niederösterreich

13.10.2021

Scenes from
Oscar-nominated films

for the English-language
classroom
(10-14 year olds)

(Online seminar)



November 2021


Baden
PH Niederösterreich

08.11.2021

The Magician
in the Classroom.
Teaching with Film

(10-14 year olds)

(Online seminar)


Vienna
PH Wien

25.11.2021

The Film.
The Screenplay.
The Soundtrack.



Salzburg
PH Salzburg

30.11.2021

Scenes from
Oscar-nominated films

for the English-language
classroom (15-19 year olds)




January 2022


Innsbruck
PH Tirol

10.01.2022

Seminar 1
The Magician
in the Classroom.
Teaching with Film

(10-14 year olds)

Seminar 2
The Magician
in the Classroom.
Teaching with Film

(15-19 year olds)


Feldkirch
PH Vorarlberg

11.01.2022

Seminar 1
The Magician
in the Classroom.
Teaching with Film

(10-14 year olds)

Seminar 2
The Magician
in the Classroom.
Teaching with Film

(15-19 year olds)

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Summer semester 2022


Vienna

PH Wien

09.03.2022

(More) Film
as Lead in


 

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