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Film English

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Film English is an independent publisher that provides innovative digital materials designed around short films and videos, and feature-length films.

All Film English materials are rooted in our commitment to progressive educational and social change – our approach embeds empathy, compassion, diversity, justice, equity, and inclusion as core values of teaching and learning.

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‘Santa’s Feeling Poorly’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a Christmas short film and the theme of Christmas adverts. Students talk about Christmas ads, watch a short film, predict the end of a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film, write from the perspective of a character in a short film and reflect on the […]

‘The Beginner’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled The Beginner and the themes of being a beginner and children in care. Students talk about being a beginner, predict the content of a short film, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, predict the end of short film, analyse a short film, write […]

‘The Book Thief’ Extensive Viewing Guide

A 47-page Extensive Viewing guide to the Oscar-nominated film The Book Thief starring Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson for English language students who want to learn English through watching films. The guide will help students improve their English vocabulary, listening comprehension, pronunciation and speaking. The viewing guide includes: • Viewing recommendations • A […]