The BLC’s Library of Foreign Language Film Clips (LFLFC) is a collection of clips cut from foreign language films that have been tagged for language (vocabulary tags in the L2) and English descriptors of the clip content (significant culture, linguistic forms, or speech acts). As of 8/15/2011, the LFLFC contained more than 10,000 clips in 22 languages from approximately 275 films; the BLC has in its collection 1200 films and is continually adding new clips to the collection.
Instructors use the data to help them find clips that might be of interest when teaching a particular topic (e.g., wedding or crime (culture), persuasion or gift-giving (speech acts), idiom or register (linguistics)). Instructors may annotate the clip or use the annotations of other instructors. Once the order is placed, the instructor receives a URL with the link to the clip that remains active for a two-week period. The instructor chooses how much information is available to the students: a list of vocabulary spoken in the clip; a synopsis of the action in the clip; a synopsis of the film; the year portrayed in the clip; an audio of the clip that has been slowed down to help with comprehension (coming November 2011).
* Library of Foreign Language Film Clips homepage