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Thursday, February 27 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Short Films for the ESL and Spanish Classroom

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We know there’s more to “doing a movie study” than watching a film and doing worksheets afterwards. Enter short films! Short films are well...short but powerful. You can help your ELLs and language students appreciate authentic language and culture, hone their skills in literary analysis, practise their academic language, and much more all using films that are 30 seconds or more! - why short films are beneficial for language learning - tips on how to use just one film to target numerous learning outcomes - how to tailor learning tasks to different learner abilities - how to get your students to stretch their colloquial and academic language sample ideas for integrating short films in your own lessons - using short films to build a series of lesson Resources for working with ELLs/Spanish students will be provided but most can be applied to all second language classrooms.

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Annie Fung

ESL Consultant, EPSB
Annie and her family came to Canada from Hong Kong in 1992 as an ELL. She studied at the University of Alberta to complete her BEd in social studies and English, never really thinking about teaching ESL until she attended some courses to qualify for an extra \"ESL Minor\". It was... Read More →