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.
Teachers can buy individual short film lesson plans and feature-length film Extensive Viewing guides.
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Alternatively, teachers can save money by taking out membership of Film English Club. Individual Membership and Institutional Membership of Film English Club allow unlimited access to all 320+ Film English lesson plans, Extensive Viewing guides and other teaching materials.
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There are 220+ short film lesson plans and two new lesson plans are added each week.
There are 110+ feature-length film Extensive Viewing guides and a new Extensive Viewing guide is added each week.
In addition to lesson plans and Extensive Viewing guides, there are also many other teaching resources.
You can download a free sample Extensive Viewing Guide, Lesson Plan and Teaching Resource here.
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Please note that teachers and students need to watch the feature-length films on a streaming service such as Netflix, HBO or Amazon Prime. You can find where films are available to stream in your country on Just Watch.
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For obvious copyright reasons, it is not possible to watch feature-length films on the Film English website.
Film English was founded and is run by Kieran Donaghy, a freelance writer, international conference speaker and trainer. He trains teachers at The School for Training, his small specialist teacher training institute in Barcelona and online. He is the author of books for students and teachers of English as a foreign language. His publications include Film in Action (Delta Publishing), How to Write Film and Video Activities (ELT Teacher 2 Writer) and Films in Health Sciences Education (Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona), and The Image in English Language Teaching (ELT Council).
Kieran is the founder and organiser of the only conference exclusively on the use of images in language teaching, The Image Conference. He is also the co-founder of the Visual Arts Circle a professional community of practice for language education professionals interested in the use of the visual arts in language teaching. You can find out more about me and my work at my author website.
Kieran is an experienced speaker and trainer who has given talks and workshops in many countries. If you would like to train with Kieran at The School for Training or like him to give a workshop or talk at your event then please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.