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Movies/ Films which help ESL Pre- Service teachers to improve their language skills

  • 1.  Movies/ Films which help ESL Pre- Service teachers to improve their language skills

    Posted 06-07-2019 23:23
    Hi,
    I am a teacher Educator from India and working in a Elementary teacher Training college. My institute offers pre-service teacher training a two year diploma in teaching after the completion of K- 12. My trainees are eligible to teach in elementary schools after successful completion of their diploma. They have to teach all the school  subjects (grade 1-8 )includingE language. Most  of the trainees are from low income families and less exposure to English language learning.
    We don't have sufficient time to engage them in language learning and I am finding some alternative ways other than classroom learning to equip them with minimum communicative skills in English language.
    I request you all to suggest few 'movies/ films' which they can watch and pick up language for further improvement of their English language usage.
    I thank you all in advance for your suggestions
    Regards,
    Jani Reddy

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    Jani Reddy Pandiri Teacher Educator
    Teacher Educator
    Department of School Education Government of Telangana India
    pjrdietl@gmail.com
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  • 2.  RE: Movies/ Films which help ESL Pre- Service teachers to improve their language skills

    Posted 06-07-2019 23:26
    I think you should try Friends series. I have used it for my students in the Vietnamese context. 





  • 3.  RE: Movies/ Films which help ESL Pre- Service teachers to improve their language skills

    Posted 08-07-2019 01:04

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  • 4.  RE: Movies/ Films which help ESL Pre- Service teachers to improve their language skills

    Posted 09-07-2019 09:13
    Jany,

    Do your trainees have Internet access? You could suggest several different possibilites such as those on YouTube, TED talks and specific web pages. There is a lot of variety and possibilities. All depends on their English proficiency levels. For example, the New york times has the Learning Network where in addition to different news and information videos the network provides them with material for teaching and information about the world around us (https://www.nytimes.com/section/learning). Do they want to learn about space and space travel? Go to NASA (https://www.nasa.gov/). Another is the Smithsonian Institution´s All Science Videos | Smithsonian  (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/).
    I enjoy general TV programs and movies but I think Elementary teachers should learn and practice English but also increase their cultural and scientific knowledge.

    Sergio

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    Sergio Lozano
    Scientific Publications Coordinator
    Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
    Mexico
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