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Film Links | Film English

Film Links | Film English | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

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Watch free documentary films online | Chockadoc.com

Watch free documentary films online | Chockadoc.com | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

This site has a huge collection of free to view documentaries on a really wide range of topics. Great to reinforce or extend your knowledge. Also great listening parctice.


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Helena's comment, October 11, 2012 7:44 PM
Love, love, love this.
Sue Valdeck's curator insight, February 16, 2013 1:26 AM

Another way to add variety to your ESL lessons!

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Tiny Texts

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Read, listen & learn a littleEnglish...

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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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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
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Downloadable lesson materials

Downloadable lesson materials | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
As a new addition to the ELT-Resourceful site, I am now adding free downloadable materials, on PDFs. Just click on the link below each picture. All comments very welcome. http://youtu.be/Nf3MM7jzkZ...

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Great lesson plans with videos

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Wendi Pillars's curator insight, February 17, 2013 6:31 PM

Kindness and paying it forward--more critical than measurable skills in so many ways. 

Fiona Price's curator insight, February 18, 2013 6:16 AM

These materials via TeachingEnglish from elt-resourceful.com look great!

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Great lesson plans

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A word in your ear : Podcasts and interactives

Tool kit for learners of English as a second language
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recommandé par Christophe Jaeglin sur "Le café pédagogique"le site de Podcasts d'Elsabeth Buffard « a word in your ear, podcasts and interactives » https://www.netvibes.com/anglosite#other_podcasts", "une extraordinaire source de documents audios classés par niveaux, y compris des documents techniques, et aussi des vidéos, des sites de journaux et des sites interactifs d'exercices en ligne... Un apprenant peut trouver tout ce dont il a besoin pour améliorer son anglais, y compris des podcast pour améliorer sa prononciation ou sa grammaire ou réfléchir sur des faits culturels. ..Aussi y trouver des documents pour l'entrainement à la CO en classe. Un site à mettre dans vos favoris !""

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How To Get A Cockney Accent

How To Get A Cockney Accent | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

 

Looking for a guide on How To Get A Cockney Accent? This useful bite-size tutorial explains precisely how it's done, and will help you get good at accents.

presented by Gareth Jameson a well known actor and a voice coach  from www.londonvoicelesson.com

18 more videos on  accents under the video & "how to lose your accent"

 

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Recommandée par Céline Herfort sur la liste "eteachnet"

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English lessons (B1 B2) | ESL podcast

English lessons (B1 B2) | ESL podcast | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

 

 Download over a hundred super cool ESL podcasts and free English lessons for your Ipod. Improve English listening and native colloqualisms @ slang .

 

"We're 2 brothers from Canada, near Toronto who have lived in Asia the past 9 years. We're in Shanghai and have travelled all over the world. Since we're real brothers, we've got a lot of real life freestyle, natural, fun "everyday" stuff to talk about.. like relationships, business, going to clubs, travelling, hanging out.. ...

 

We explain all the advanced slang and useful English vocabulary you need to have good conversations with native speakers, watch American movies and TV shows (no subtitles), get a great job, study for tests like IELTS, TOEIC, and TOEFL.

 

 Ipad, Android,&  Iphone ESL Apps.

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Do you know what "a friend with benefits"is?  I confess I didn't before  listening to podcast 132 , I have learned quite a few phrasal verbs & colloquialism I didn't know as English  constantly evolves &  new expressions are added.

 

132  lively, interesting, motivating lessons for B1 B2 (French standards):  free with some transcripts,

 

300 for 37$ including transcripts & other bonus , mobile phone apps. 

 

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SHAKESPEARE, William – Théâtre et Poésie (Sélection bilingue) | Litterature audio.com

SHAKESPEARE, William – Théâtre et Poésie (Sélection bilingue) | Litterature audio.com | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

 

Téléchargez gratuitement le livre audio : SHAKESPEARE, William – Théâtre et Poésie (Sélection bilingue). Format MP3. Durée : 41min | Genre :Théâtre

 

Download this bilingual audiobook (French, English + texte). Free.

 

 

Contenu:

 

Comme il vous plaira (Acte II, scène 7).mp3 (Clic-droit, « Enregistrer sous… »)
Hamlet (Acte II, scène 2, et Acte III, scène 1 (version 3)).mp3
Othello (Acte I, scène 3).mp3
La Tempête (Acte IV, scène 1, et Acte V, scène 1).mp3
Sonnets 18, 116, 129, 130.mp3

 

 Consulter la version texte de ce livre audio.

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Super Bowl 2013 ads - The Washington Post

Super Bowl 2013 ads - The Washington Post | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
A collection of ads from the 2013 Super Bowl.
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Fifty of  of  2013 Super Bowl ads selected by by The Washington Post. 

 

Check the review of ten of them in the newt post:

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/super-bowl-commercials-reviewed/2013/02/03/6f70bef8-6e48-11e2-aa58-243de81040ba_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines

 

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Journeyman Pictures : short films : Watching the Skies...for alien civilizations

Journeyman Pictures : short films : Watching the Skies...for alien civilizations | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

DOCUMENTARIES 


 USA  - Watching the Skies..for alien civilisations - 17 min 16 sec [4 February 2013] - 17 min 16 sec    

View http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=64928

 

View transcript: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=64928&tmpl=transcript

 

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"In the last decade cutting-edge techniques have radically transformed planet hunting. Against a background of frenetic discovery, an elite band of scientists are looking for something new: alien civilisations."

 

"If it's ever going to happen, it'll happen before the mid-part of this century." As part of a global team searching for signals from E.T., Dr Seth Shostak is on the front-line of a dynamic field of research. And though a breakthrough remains elusive, the team remains optimistic that the universe is big enough for the truth to still be out there - according to head astronomer Dr. Jill Tarter, "It would be an awful waste of space if we are all there is."

 

Journeyman pictures makes intelligent and well-documented documentaries.

Many of their trailers can be used for lesson plans

 

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Aulde de Barbuat's comment, February 4, 2013 9:47 AM
Good documentary. Clear dictions, lively intonations.
the transcript makes it a great resource for various levels of listening & reading comprehension. The script isn't too difficult ( French standards:B1) A summary + some video extracts could easily be made for A2. Could make a great lesson plan.
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If I Had A Million Dollars - MUSIC ... | Amara

If I Had A Million Dollars - MUSIC ... | Amara | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

If I Had A Million Dollars - MUSIC ... | Amara

 

FromAmara, a site where anyone can subtitle videos online. Great for project-based learning.

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https://www.amara.org/en/videos/lvU7xFmI77zM/info/if-i-had-a-million-dollars- A music video, result of a school project which required  to make a music video. Helpful to practice conditionals ..If I had, I would.
Such a project could perhaps motivate certain  students. easy to do with a phone camera .Some could even sing it themselves
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Video for the English classroom


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Podcasts gratuits pour apprendre l'anglais

Podcasts gratuits pour apprendre l'anglais | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Voici un répertoire de sites qui proposent gratuitement des flux de fichiers audio (ou vidéo) pour l’apprentissage de l’anglais.


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 2, 2013 11:24 AM

Une bonne vingtaine de sites, y compris portails, cours pour objectifs spécifiques, jeunes apprenants francophones.  If you can't find anything to suit, you're not trying.

Annie Gual-Arnoux Gwynn's curator insight, January 5, 2013 12:51 PM

for English and other languages.

sarspri's curator insight, January 9, 2013 2:36 AM

The initial commentary is in French, but the list of podcasting resources for learning English is quite accessible.

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Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals

Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
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Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, February 22, 2013 11:42 AM

One of the best, more brainfriendly way to practise Grammar in a motivating context

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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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Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English

Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Kids science, math, social studies, history, geography and other educational videos, lessons, quizzes and educational games for K-12 grade kids that make learning fun and interesting.

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Film English

Film English | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

 

Film English is the brainchild of teacher, trainer and author Kieran Donaghy.  It is a site which promotes the innovative and creative use of moving images in language learning. All of the lesson plans revolve around the use of video and film to teach English. The site promotes cineliteracy, the ability to analyse moving images, and considers cineliteracy as a 21st century skill which our students need to learn.

 

In addition, the lessons promote critical thinking in the language classroom, and  encourage learners to reflect on values while learning a  language.

 

Film English has become a very popular resource bank and is visited by thousands of teachers every week. It has also received critical acclaim and won various awards, including winner of Best Individual Blog and Runner-up in The Best Use of Video in the 2011 Edublog Awards; the 2011 TEFL.net  Site of the Year; and British Council Teaching English Featured Blog of the Month.

 


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Great resource

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Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, February 19, 2013 10:18 AM

Essential site

Carmen Arias 's comment, February 19, 2013 12:18 PM
Indeed it is. Not only you can get lessons for right brain days, but sweeten hard stuff as well
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Les musées à l'ère numérique

Les musées à l'ère numérique | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Qu'il s'agisse d'enrichir l'amont, l'aval ou le cœur même de leurs visites, les plus grands musées du monde se transforment et changent leur rapport au public grâce au numérique. Tour d'horizon.


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Are these great initiative translated into English for ELT learners, Great for FLE  , French learners. many internationalother museums using interactive devices.

A great way to learn English..

 

Ces musées en ligne ont ils aussi un accès en anglais? très utile pour les apprenants e la langues française. De nombreuses autres initiatives de musées internationaux en anglais offrent des expéreinces interactives surprenantes et passionnantes. Allier culture, intérêts et apprentisage de la langue quoi de mieux...

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Education for death (1943), a Disney cartoon

Education for death (1943),  a Disney cartoon | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

 

1mn19 VO subtitled in French

 

"Dans un dessin animé de 1943, les studios américains Disney racontent l’embrigadement de la jeunesse allemande à travers l’éducation du jeune Hans.  Si certains passages doivent être nuancés, Education for death montre bien que le contrôle de la population se met en place dès le plus jeune âge."

 

A version without subtitles

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1757s_1943-disney-education-for-death_fun#.URYMk6Xt4qd

 

quizz + project

 

Pour aller plus loin:

 

L’article de la p@sserelle sur le dessin animé de propagande

 

http://lewebpedagogique.com/lapasserelle/2012/12/29/histoire-des-arts-le-dessin-anime-de-propagande/

 

Un article sur la propagande anti-nazie chez Disney

 

http://www.cineheat.fr/cinema-serie-tv/la-propagande-anti-nazi-chez-disney-et-les-cartoons-tex-avery-censures/

 

 

" Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi is an animated short film produced by Walt Disney and released in1943 ...  The short is (loosely) based on the book by Gregor Ziemer. The cover of that book appears as the short's title card. " (Source : Wikipedia)"

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Une analyse d’Education for death: extraits

 

http://tresorsdisney.blogspot.fr/2011/12/education-for-death-education-la-mort.html

 

"Résumé "The Making of a Nazi". Au fil des années, le petit Hans devient peu à peu un soldat, recevant une "éducation à la mort" au cours de laquelle il apprend à devenir une machine sans "aucune graine de rire, d'espoir, de tolérance ou de pitié"."

 

" les artistes animateurs ont particulièrement travaillé sur les formes humaines, tantôt effrayantes avec des jeux d'ombres, tantôt attendrissantes notamment lorsqu'il s'agit de décrire la naïveté des parents de Hans au début face à un régime autoritaire. ....."

 

L'ensemble des historiens Disney s'accordent pour dire que Education for Death est le court métrage de propagande le plus "dur" de Disney, avec une fin tragique proche de celle de Chicken Little"

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Guardian Weekend's Blind Date couples: what happened next? - video

Guardian Weekend's Blind Date couples: what happened next? - video | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Two couples who met through The Guardian Weekend Magazine Blind Date column describe the expectation, trepidation, and fun of meeting for the first time
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Fun. Good for comprehension , starting from A2 (French standard), vocabulary on dating, describing people, relationships & the past simple.

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The best and worst commercials of the 2013 Super Bowl

The best and worst commercials of the 2013 Super Bowl | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

 

 THE BEST:

 

Which advertiser won the laughs and viewers in between the action on the field? Watch the 6 Super Bowl’s best commercials this year below.

 

Example:

 

Taco Bell: When some octogenarians bust out of their retirement home, they get into all kinds of teenage trouble: Regrettable tattoos, public displays of affection, breaking and entering, pyrotechnics, and finally, some late night Taco Bell. The directors found some great character actors ..........

 

THE WORST

 

These advertisers lost big, ticking off viewers with sexist or unfunny commercials. Watch the 9 worst commercials of this year’s Super Bowl below. ...

 

Example: 

 

Go Daddy: This commercial objectifies women and makes fun of unattractive people. Just another day at the Go Daddy marketing headquarters! As spokesperson Danica Patrick explains,........

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Very graphic videos that will motivate most students.  Good material for analysing marketing policies, strategies & decode the language & methods of commercials and advertising in general. The reviews may help develop critical thinking. Students may contribute by posting comments agreeing or disagreeing with the WP 's analysis & use the further ads below to continue the reflection.

 

Also in the Washington Post, for more reading comprehension  and more videos on the topic:

 

Check the review of ten of them here:

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/super-bowl-commercials-reviewed/2013/02/03/6f70bef8-6e48-11e2-aa58-243de81040ba_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines

 

For more Super Bowl ads, check the following fifty summarized in a few lines..

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/sports/super-bowl-ads-2013/#/fa4ddf2c-6ca1-11e2-ada0-5ca5fa7ebe79/disneys-the-lone-ranger--super-bowl-ads-2013

 

 

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Death penalty repeal offered in Missouri (AUDIO + article )

Death penalty repeal offered in Missouri (AUDIO + article ) | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
A proposal to kill the death penalty in Missouri has been filed in the legislature. St. Louis County Senator Gina Walsh thinks too many innocent people have been executed in the United States. She ...

 

AUDIO: Walsh interview 3:11

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Short article with short audio. Clear diction, lively intonation.

 

A lot of vocabulary about justice, prison, the death penalty. Simple structures. The statements of Senator Gina Walsh could be a good start for a discussion or a debate.

 

French standard B1 & B2. A2 with a simplified summary & some audio extracts

 

 

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Lucky Louie: Why? | Amara

Lucky Louie: Why? | Amara | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Lucky Louie: Why? | Amara
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 Why?A fun subtitled scene from Lucky Louie, an Hbo show.

 

A little girl & his father have a metaphysical chat at 5 am

 

short, good for comprehension. ...

 

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