How To Teach English Skills With Short Films
They may be short in length but they can be big in ideas and techniques. We tend to study feature length films and novels in the English classroom - but short films make much more sense for the time poor classroom. In the space of twelve minutes of less we can give students some powerful stimulus for reflective or creative writing, compare and contrast two or more films in terms of genre, technique and theme or have enough material for students to write a whole text response on. This guide takes teachers through over 20 short films that can freely be accessed on the internet (links included) and a range of different ways they can be used to teach writing, genre, technques and ideas in the English classroom.