Workshop on Lumiere: Using Film to Teach, September 30, 2021

Pre-workshop Forum:
“BLC Summer Fellows Forum: Film in the Language Curriculum”
Friday, September 24; 3-5pm (Zoom recording)

Lumière: Using Film to Teach Language, Culture, and Semiosis

In this workshop we will discuss the use of authentic (i.e., intended for native speakers) video in the foreign language curriculum. After considering more general issues (e.g., comprehension and the use of subtitles and/or captions; genre; working inside/outside of the framework of the textbook; the nature of the source material; decontextualization; learning goals), we will focus on the affordances of Lumière, including:

  • Finding the right clip in Lumière;
  • Creating clip ensembles;
  • Cutting your own clips;
  • Designing tasks for homework or classroom activities around a clip;
  • Creating lesson plans around a clip or series of clips. 

Mark Kaiser (PhD, U Michigan) is the former Associate Director of the Berkeley Language Center and designer of Lumière, an online database of films and film clips created by the Berkeley Language Center and an ongoing collaborative project of the BLC and the Media Resources Center. Mark continues to do volunteer work on Lumière in retirement.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

2-4pm, Zoom Session (register here)
Workshop: 2-3:30pm; Optional practice: 3:30-4pm

This lecture is sponsored by the College of Letters and Science.
Berkeley Language Center * B-40 Dwinelle Hall #2640 * * 510-877-4002