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Vanderplank, Robert – Language Teaching, 2016
Ever since Karen Price's ground-breaking work in 1983, we have known that same-language subtitles (captions) primarily intended for the deaf and hearing-impaired can provide access to foreign language films and TV programmes which would otherwise be virtually incomprehensible to non-native-speaker viewers. Since then, researchers have steadily…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Second Language Learning, Layout (Publications), Visual Aids
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Yamchi, Roghayeh; Kumar, Vishal – English Language Teaching, 2016
The main concern of the present study was to compare Iranian monolingual and bilingual EFL students' listening comprehension in terms of Latinized Persian subtitling of English movie to see whether there was a significant difference between monolinguals and bilinguals on immediate linguistic comprehension of the movie. Latinized Persian subtitling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Monolingualism, Bilingualism
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Levine, Alison J. Murray – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2015
This chapter describes a pedagogical approach that blends theory and practice in upper-level French film classes, but the objectives, design, and assignments are applicable to many contexts in which instructors might want to engage with visual material. Reading, viewing, writing, lecture, and discussion combine with practical filmmaking workshops…
Descriptors: Film Production, Foreign Language Films, French, Workshops
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Sundquist, John – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2010
This article focuses on the benefits of using short film in the German classroom at the secondary or post-secondary level. The article addresses a number of characteristics of short films that lend themselves well to the classroom, including their abbreviated length, artistic innovation, and compact storytelling. In addition to discussing specific…
Descriptors: German, Foreign Language Films, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education
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Harrison, Lucia Guzzi – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2009
The teaching of culture has become gradually more significant for all teachers involved in language education; it has been referred as the "hidden curriculum" of foreign language teaching. Because of limited time available in the classroom and curriculum constraints, the inclusion of cultural lessons often comes second to the teaching of…
Descriptors: Hidden Curriculum, Foreign Language Films, Language Proficiency, Second Language Instruction
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Holmes, Kerry; Russell, William B., III; Movitz, Allison – Social Education, 2007
Involving reluctant and low-achieving students with reading is an essential step to increasing students' content area knowledge. One way to increase students' engagement with text is by linking social studies content with foreign films that have English subtitles. Not only can subtitled films help increase students' engaged time with text, but the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Copyrights, Grade 6, Foreign Language Films
Tanriverdi, Belgin – Online Submission, 2007
Studies made in the last few years show that using films in language classrooms is an effective way in teaching a foreign language. Well-chosen films can serve as a valuable pedagogical aid, both for classroom use and self-study. This article is about using films in language classrooms through a specially designed course, whose outline description…
Descriptors: Foreign Language Films, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Undergraduate Study
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Van Lommel, Sven; Laenen, Annouschka; d'Ydewalle, Gery – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2006
Background: Past research has shown that watching a subtitled foreign movie (i.e. foreign language in the soundtrack and native language in the subtitles) leads to considerable foreign-language vocabulary acquisition; however, acquisition of the grammatical rules has failed to emerge. Aims: The aim of this study was to obtain evidence for the…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Television, Foreign Language Films
Holmes, Kerry P. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
Let students travel to countries around the world and experience life in different cultures and times by using foreign films with English subtitles in the classroom. Author Kerry Holmes, contends that students want to read as they become involved in the plot of a movie, their interests are piqued by novelty, and their attention is attracted to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods, Language Arts
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Stewart, Melissa A.; Pertusa, Inmaculada – Foreign Language Annals, 2004
In an effort to facilitate students' understanding of films in the target language, many instructors turn to films with English subtitles. Viewing films subtitled in English does not encourage learners to use their previously acquired listening skills, but rather allows them to rely on reading English instead of making the extra effort required to…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Foreign Language Films, Second Language Instruction, Classroom Techniques
Wood, David John – Journal of Chikushi Jogakuen University, 1999
A discussion of the use of movies on videotape in the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classroom begins with a brief review of the history and emergence of videotape recordings as a popular technology. The advantages of video as a language teaching aid are then examined, including its instructional flexibility, exposure to paralinguistic…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cost Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Films
Duncan, Annelise M. – 1989
A discussion of teaching culture through the use of films focuses on how German Cinema films can be used successfully as a required extracurricular activity in German second-language-instruction. This kind of extracurricular activity is seen as a two dimensional educational experience. From the students' point of view, everything about seeing a…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Culture Conflict, Educational Strategies
Olivier, Louis A. – 1985
Authentic video documents produced for an audience of native speakers can provide a valuable complement to traditional teaching materials. Foreign language teachers will find the task of choosing materials both enriching and less demanding by working in teams. Practical ways the teacher can use "off-air" materials more effectively are suggested,…
Descriptors: Advertising, Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Documentaries
Myer, Bettye J.; Wellman, Cheryl A. – 1985
A French language immersion weekend housed in an off-campus college lodge and accommodating 12 college students has been successfully implemented by the State University College of New York at Fredonia. The goals of the weekend experiences have been: the development of listening and speaking skills; creation of a cultural atmosphere of the…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Foreign Language Films, French, Group Activities
Carr, Tom; Duncan, Janice – 1987
As videocassettes of foreign films become more available, teachers will be able to show more films and bring students closer to the second language and culture. However, unfocused viewing will not develop language and cultural proficiency adequately. Class time is better spent in preparing for or reacting to the film than in viewing the film in…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Education, Films, Foreign Language Films
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