[ELTWeekly Volume 8, Issue 10 | June 20, 2016 | ISSN 0975-3036]
People love movies. The movie business is proof that a good movie can make a huge impact on both society and individuals. That’s also true for your classroom. Movies can make learning great. I’m sure you’ve attended or taught classes that used movies as a reward, as a break from the daily grind. But what if you could show movies in class and still feel good about what your students were learning? You can. When you make a point of planning interactive, purposeful activities that tie into a movie, you don’t have to feel guilty about taking class time to do it. So what does an ESL teacher do with a movie in class? Here are some ideas you can use with any feature film of your choice.
7 Go To Activities for Teaching from Any Movie
1. Discussion Starters
Discussion Questions are a great way of getting your students oriented before watching a movie and getting them thinking about the subjects and themes they will encounter as they watch.