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One in 8 Million - New York Characters in Sound & Images | The New York Times

One in 8 Million - New York Characters in Sound & Images | The New York Times | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

 

Double-clicking on the main picture unveils a series of photos illustrating an autobiographical story told by a central character. The whole lot offers moving & interesting portraits -brief bits of NYC lives- as for me they sound/look great for building comprehension tasks...  & analysing visual documents as well ! Help yourself :o)

 

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"New York is a city of characters. The Green Thumb, whose community garden in a Brooklyn housing project shows children tha eggs don't come from eggplant. The Dictaphone Doctor, last of a dying bred. The Jury Clerk, who says 'Good morning' 200 times a day, and means it. [...]" and so many others. :o)


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Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, February 22, 2013 11:45 AM

A lively, exceptional and graphic combination of photos, articles & the voice of people who are the witnesses of their time

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Captioning and Subtitling : Undervalued Language Learning Strategies

by Martine Danan (Translators' Journal - vol 40 -n°1)

"Audiovisual material enhanced with captions or interlingual subtitles is a particularly powerful pedagogical tool which can help improve the listening comprehension skills of  second-language learners. Captioning facilitates language learning by helping students visualize what they hear, especially if the input is not too far beyond their linguistic ability.
Subtitling can also increase language comprehension and leads to additional cognitive benefits, such as greater depth of processing


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Movie Segments for Warm-ups and Follow-ups

Movie Segments for Warm-ups and Follow-ups | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

 

"This blog contains a series of movie segments to be used to brainstorm, warm up, follow up, and activate schemata, preparing the students for the topic that will be discussed in class. Here you will find the segments, the lesson plans, and varied topics to foster conversation."


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Priceless resources. Very motivating material

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Marylin Alvarez's comment, April 16, 2013 10:14 AM
great material, thanks for sharing