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ERIC Number: ED404867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Cinema in the Classroom: Creating a Climate for Meaningful Communication.
Cincotta, Madeleine Strong
A discussion of the communicative approach in the second language classroom reasserts its value while highlighting some of the difficulties in implementing the approach: time constraints; difficulty in providing motivation for communication in the more formal language registers; potential imbalance in emphasis on oral and written communication skills; and finding a communication-enhancing method for correcting errors, among others. Use of films in the classroom is proposed as a means of overcoming these difficulties. Film can be used simply to provide an opportunity for developing listening skills and as a stimulus for discussion or, linked with a source literary text, it can be used very effectively to motivate students to communicate using all language skills. The latter technique involves having students work together to create a visual version of a text, in screen play form, which is then compared with that of the screenwriters of the existing movie version. The film "Kaos" is used to illustrate the method. Various techniques for dealing with accuracy in communication are explored. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A