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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Ok so I want to show my ESL class a film but am not sure what they could watch...They are 14-16....Any ideas?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can think of loads... But, why are you showing them a film, is it supposed to show them colloquial English, English culture, or just anything? Do you want it to be British?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just don't show Disney :yuck: hahaha
    Xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Im showing them it so they can hear the language and be entertained...I was thinking of Kung Fu Panda it has simple english and uses a lot of chinese vocab such as the food...I will have questions prepared so they will have to listen carefully and not just think they are having an easy class!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kung Fu Panda is brilliant but, I don't remember what the English was like, wasn't it American English?

    Would it not be more useful to have something with lips in it too, so not animation? IDK

    KFP was a lovely movie though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Harry Potter?

    Depends what level they're at too.

    Oh, brainwave: Wallace and Gromit. The dialogue is generally pretty slow-paced, and you could show the whole film and still talk about it in one lesson, if you pick one of the shorter ones.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    katralla wrote: »
    I would be tempted to show them The Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner

    Great choice, the ending is still one of my favourite moments in cinema.

    For something a little more light-hearted but still set in a more real England, how about The Full Monty?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Does it have to be a feature-length film, or would a TV series do? Are your ESL students all from the same country? (I'm Celta-qualified myself, and was wondering about opportunities for ESL teachers in Eire - Co.Clare, particularly)

    During my training, I did sit through an excrutiatingly embarrassing "observation" session with a guy who showed an episode of "The Worst Week of My Life" to a very mixed group of intermediate students from very different backgrounds. On the back of that, I would say avoid comedies that rely on toilet-humour and inuendo. Your students need to hear English as it is really spoken, but whatever you show has to have a really obvious story-line so that they have a clear context for the language.
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