Tag Archives: creativity

World Builder

This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film by Bruce Branit called World Builder. Students speak and write about a perfect world, and watch a short film.   I would ask all teachers who use Film English to … Continue reading

The Pleasure Of

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Vitùc called The Pleasure Of which captures a series of seemingly unremarkable moments in our life. Students talk about daily routines and pleasures, and watch a short film.   I would ask all teachers who … Continue reading

Whistleless

This ESL lesson is designed around a beautiful and moving short film called Whistleless by Siri Melchior, and the themes of communication, creativity and learning a language.   I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in … Continue reading

Caine’s Arcade

This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short documentary film called Caine’s Arcade directed by Nirvan Mullick and the themes of childhood games, creativity and imagination.   I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in … Continue reading

Post-it Love

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film called Post-it Love by Si and Ad (Simon Atkinson and Adam Townley).  Students practice speaking, try to be creative and watch two short films.   I would ask all teachers who use Film English … Continue reading

Grandfather

This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful and poignant short film called Vovô (Portuguese for grandfather) by Luiz Lafayette Stockler.  Students practise listening, reading, speaking and writing.   I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book … Continue reading

Blue Bird

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film inspired by a poem by Charles Bukowski. Students watch the short film and write a verse of poetry inspired by the short film. Students then listen and read the poem. For … Continue reading

Smile

This EFL lesson practises listening, speaking and reading. This optimistic lesson is designed around  a short film School Portrait by director Nick Scott  which tells the story of a jaded, cynical school photographer who tries to give each child a harsh vision of what their … Continue reading

Manifesto

This EFL lesson is based on a short film The Holstee Manifesto: Lifecycle Video by Cooper Miller which is a call to action to live a life of creativity, passion, integrity and community. The film was commissioned by Hosltee a design company founded on ethical principles. … Continue reading