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March 17, 2006

ESL Surveys - How Often Do You Use Films in the Classroom?

Hi there!

Thanks for all of your great comments about film in the classroom! Many of you have shared some great activities and ideas - Keep'em coming!

If your students are anything like mine, they probably love cinema and all have their favorite movies and movie stars. I have found that using film in the ESL classroom can be an enjoyable and useful experience. Take our poll and tell us about how you use films in your classes . . .

. . . If your students are anything like mine, they probably love cinema and all have their favorite movies and movie stars. I have found that using film in the ESL classroom can be an enjoyable and useful experience.

Question: How often do you use films in the classroom?

1) I haven’t quite figured out a good way to incorporate film into my lessons.

2) I’ve tried it a few times, but it didn’t really work for my style of teaching.

3) I often show films during the holidays or at the end of a semester.

4) I sometimes have students watch films as an alternative to class-work.

5) I find them useful for listening and comprehension practice.

6) I love to use films in class and find them useful for illustrating culture.

-----> Please enter YOUR answer HERE!

Anything missing from the above choices? Feel free to share additional ideas by commenting below!

Best,

Marlen Harrison
March 2006 Guest-Writer for ESLemployment

*Looking for other interesting surveys (and their resultes) about the ESL industry? Click HERE!

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About the author of this entry:
Marlen hails from South Florida but has lived abroad in both Europe and Asia. His own international education experiences include a year at Kingston University in Surrey, England. In 1995, Marlen earned his B.S. in Psychology from Appalachian State University.and then was awarded the M.A. in Education and Human Development from George Washington University in 1997. Currently, he is pursuing a doctoral program in TESOL after four years of teaching in a variety of settings in Western Japan. In addition to his liberal arts and educational background, Marlen is also a member of the Japanese Association for Language Teaching, acting as Co-Coordinator for their Learner Development special interest group.

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