Film in the Language / Culture Curriculum
Introduction by Mark Kaiser
Amir Effat (Spanish), Cristina Farronato (Italian), Nataliia Goshylyk (Ukrainian), Nora Melnikova (Hindi), Giuliana Perco (Italian), Karen Llagas (Filipino), Minsook Kim (Korean)
Led by Mark Kaiser, BLC Associate Director Emeritus, this past summer the seven speakers listed designed a lesson plan for classroom use based on clips that they created from the foreign language films in Lumière (the Berkeley Language Center Library of Film & Clips). In this roundtable, they will informally share their learning goals and a sample activity from their lesson plans. They will also reflect on the process itself and their explorations of the potential of film as text to engage learners in analyzing meaning making processes through language, genre, representations of culture, and filmic devices.
With an interactive format, this roundtable presents learning opportunities for those who have never used film clips and, for those who have used film clips, space to contribute your own insights as we explore together the possibilities of film in the language / culture classroom.
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