Tag Archives: empathy

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

What is that?

This EFL lesson is based around the theme of love and a simple poignant short film What is That? by Greek director Constantin Pilavios. Students discuss quotes about love and talk about different types of love. The short film is in Greek with English … Continue reading

The Mirror

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Ramon and Pedro which tells the story of a boy’s journey from childhood to old age. Students practise speaking, writing and vocabulary related to age, face, body, mood and actions.   I would … Continue reading

Losers


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This EFL lesson is designed around a short film called Losers by Everynone and the theme of bullying. The message of the film is that regardless of what we look like or how popular we are, we’re all united by a susceptibility to verbal abuse. … Continue reading

Kindness

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Thought Bubble , and the theme of kindness. Students practise using vocabulary related to character, listening and speaking.   I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider … 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

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