The alphabet of illiteracy

This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film commissioned by Project Literacy and the theme of literacy. Students discuss problems related to illiteracy, practise vocabulary related to illiteracy, watch a short film, read a transcript,and  watch and discuss … Continue reading

Selfie

This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Matthew Frost starring Kirsten Dunst, and the theme of celebrity selfies. Students discuss meeting famous people, roleplay meeting their hero or heroine, watch a short film and discuss selfies … Continue reading

Moments

This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film called Momentos by Nuno Rocha and the theme of homelessness. Students use vocabulary to describe appearance, character and feelings, write a story, watch a short film and speak about homelessness. … Continue reading

Head Over Heels

This EFL lesson is designed around Head Over Heels an Oscar-nominated puppet animation directed by Timothy Reckart. Students practise using idiomatic expressions, watch a short film and talk about love and relationships.   I would ask all teachers who use … Continue reading

On Time

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film called On Time by Ted Chung in which a travelling salesman sells the future. Students describe an image, predict a story, watch a short film, speaking about time and write a … Continue reading

Educate the Heart

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film called Educate the Heart and the themes of education and compassion. Students talk about education and compassion, categorise vocabulary, watch a short film and write a composition.   I would ask … Continue reading

Validation

This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful and inspiring short film by called Validation. Students practise using positive adjectives and paying compliments, and write a narrative.   I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying … Continue reading

The Piano

This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short animated film called The Piano directed by Aidan Gibbons with a piece of music by Yann Tierson called Comptine d’un Autre été: l’après midi in which an old man reminisces about his life.   I … Continue reading

The Journey

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film commissioned by John Lewis as their Christmas TV commercial. Students practice vocabulary related to journeys and Christmas, prepositions, song lyrics, speaking and writing.   I would ask all teachers who use … Continue reading