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Film English

Welcome to Film English!

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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Train in Empathy with Kieran in Barcelona this Summer

We are delighted to announce we are offering a new edition of our innovative course, Empathy in Language Teaching, in Barcelona this summer.     On this course, tutored by Kieran Donaghy, the Director of Pedagogy at Film English and the School for Training, teachers learn why empathy is particularly important in language teaching and […]

‘How to Become a Powerful Public Speaker’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled How to Become a Powerful Public Speaker and the theme of public speaking. Students learn vocabulary related to public speaking, talk about public speaking, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short video, perform a […]

‘Barbie’ Extensive Viewing Guide

  A 75-page Extensive Viewing guide to the Oscar-winning film Barbie Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera and Kate McKinnon starring 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 • […]