ERIC Number: EJ853134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
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Got Film? Is It a Readily Accessible Window to the Target Language and Culture for Your Students?
Bueno, Kathleen A.
Foreign Language Annals, v42 n2 p318-339 Sum 2009
This article reviews what we know about integrating film into our foreign language classes and addresses the aspects of film and the media literacy issues that impact deeper understanding of the target language and culture. In addition, I illustrate the interplay of these factors in planning instruction that integrates film in the third and fourth year of university study. Finally, I describe a classroom application: the delivery of the feature film Yerma (Tavora, 1998) via a course management system for an advanced Spanish conversation and composition class and the strategies and techniques employed to promote translingual and transcultural competence.
Descriptors: Management Systems, Films, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Advanced Courses, Writing (Composition), Conversational Language Courses, Cultural Awareness, Media Literacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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