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Selection and Use of Films in Second Language Learning
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Film is a teaching resource offering great possibilities in the English language

classroom. In the curriculum for the English courses at upper secondary school

in Sweden (Lgy11), it is mentioned four times that film should be included

when teaching English. However, most films are not produced for the purpose to

educate, but to entertain. This essay focuses on how to select films appropriate

for second language learning. My study examines the work of teachers at the

upper secondary school-level in Sweden, and more specifically how they select

films for English teaching to their students. Starting with the hypothesis that

selecting films for language teaching could be problematic, my results have

instead shown that, in general, the participants did not find it problematic to

make film choices. Other important findings regarding what needs to be

considered when selecting films include the following: checking for content

appropriateness, re-using films, including important themes, considering

language usage, using different formats of films, and using film adaptations of

literary works. In general, there are many advantages in treating film as a

language learning resource when teaching English to second language learners,

which creates many opportunities for language teachers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 26
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-75535OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-75535DiVA, id: diva2:1340134
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English; English
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Available from: 2019-08-02 Created: 2019-08-02 Last updated: 2019-09-12Bibliographically approved

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