Film in Action
Teaching language using moving images
|Series:||Delta Teacher Development Series|
|Tags:||film in ELT, teaching with film|
From the multi-award-winning Delta Teacher Development Series!
Film in Action convincingly places the moving image at the centre of the 21st century language learning agenda. This ground-breaking book shows how teachers can benefit enormously from the emergence of video distribution sites and the proliferation of mobile devices.
The book invites teachers to experiment with film, and provides:
- Insights into how learners can engage with film.
- Over 100 activities for teachers to bring film into the language class.
- Steps for teachers and learners to create their own moving images.
We are living in an age of visual information and Film in Action takes on the challenge of the digital revolution to show teachers the educational benefits of not just watching but also creating moving images.
Film in Action contains three distinctive parts, which focus in turn on theory, practice and development:
Part A introduces the many different aspects of film: how it can inspire, while exposing learners to a wide range of authentic language, improving comprehension, intercultural understanding and visual literacy.
Part B contains over 100 activities – from an exploratory look at film itself – across two chapters which move from responding actively to film to actively producing film. The activities are clearly and simply set out, mixing highly original ideas with reassuringly ‘classical’ procedures.
Part C goes beyond the classroom into the wider school environment and into a world dominated by visual information, by looking at innovative ways to integrate moving images through longer, more complex projects.
Visit Kieran’s Blog http://filminaction.net to learn more about this exciting new title!
"Film in Action is a vital book for those teachers wishing to incorporate film in the classroom with some stimulating and rewarding ideas for lessons"
EFL Magazine, June 2015 PDF
'Film in Action is full of activities which use moving images in the language classroom...The author's knowledge and enthusiasm shine through'.
EL Gazette, July 2015 PDF
'Film in Action is a practical guide for all those in education who believe in the educational advantages of moving images in language learning and who are looking for arguments to adopt this and for activities or inspiration to start doing it themselves.'
Media & Learning Newsletter, July 2015 PDF
'I think this book should be part of every teacher and teacher-trainers toolkit.'
MELTA News Issue 86, Summer 2015 PDF
'The book covers all aspects of teaching English through film and teaching film and creative expression through English. It provides over a hundred ready-to-use and, most of them, easy-to-apply lesson plans and activities: a real time-saver for the teacher. An extensive list of additional resources adds to the pool of ideas. Kieran Donaghy's book is written in a very approachable manner and, by following clear guidelines and procedures, makes it easy for even a less experienced teacher to implement the ideas in the classroom.'
TESOL Macedonia Thrace Newsletter, Autumn 2015 PDF
'I expect this book will soon be as creased up and dog-earred as my copy of Teaching Unplugged.'
http://www.davedodgson.com, September 2015 PDF
'Where it succeeds most is in providing clearly explained activities, pedagogical rationale for the use of moving image in the classroom and, above all, accompanying online resources which genuinely do help teachers.'
IH Journal, Autumn 2015 PDF
'Overall, I think this book is excellent. Donaghy’s obvious enthusiasm shines through, and makes for very interesting reading. It is, as I’ve mentioned, extremely modern and has some truly cutting edge suggestions. I’m really looking forward to trying out more of the lessons from ‘Film in Action’ with my secondary learners in 2016!'
IATEFL Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group Publication, Winter 2015 PDF
'It is worth saying that there is always a suggested film for teachers who don't have time to source an appropriate clip or film. This is a detail but a significant one which takes the book from a methodology-only text to a book any teacher would find highly useful. The layout is simple, clear and easy to read. References, recommended readings and websites are much in evidence...I thoroughly recommend the book and suggest you ask Santa to pop it into your stocking this Christmas.'
www.ealthy.com, December 2015 PDF
'Kieran writes with infectious enthusiasm and a passion for his topic. My feeling is that his ideas will work best with older teens and young adults, but there are sources of inspiration for all of us here.'
TEA ELT News, Winter 2015 PDF
'Overall, it will be difficult to find a book that covers the area better. There are dozens of practical ideas that can be used in any classroom and a number of very stimulating concepts which could be developed into longer projects either within a class or, for a school as a whole.'
TESOL Spain E-newsletter, January 2016 PDF
'In my view, the medium, short films in particular, offer great potential for enhancing language learning, and this book does an excellent job at providing a thorough and all- encompassing overview of exactly why.'
ETAS Journal 33/1, Winter 2015 PDF
'Overall, with Film in Action, you will be guided and inspired. This book is particularly suited for those with a special interest in more fully appreciating all aspects of films.'
English Australia Journal Volume 31 No 2, Spring 2016 PDF