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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.

On this page you download a free sample Lesson Plan, Extensive Viewing Guide and Teaching Resource.

You can use and share these sample materials with your students. However, you cannot under any circumstances share the materials with other teachers or upload them and share them on any online platform.

There over 220 short film Lesson Plans and two new lesson plans are added each week.



Click on the button below  to download a printable PDF of a lesson plan designed around a moving short film titled The Reader and the theme of literacy.


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There over 110 feature-length film Extensive Viewing Guides and a new guide is added each week.



Click on the button below to download a printable PDF of the 57-page Extensive Viewing guide to the Oscar-winning film Frida starring Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina and Geoffrey Rush 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.


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There are also many other Teaching Resources.



Click on the button below  to download a printable PDF of the “Tell me” questions Teaching Resource. The “Tell me” approach is a ‘filmtalk’ strategy which involves individuals thinking about films, sharing their ideas with a group, and listening and responding to what others think.


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