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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, at The School for Training, our small teacher development institute, 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 […]

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‘The Ghost Writer’ Extensive Viewing Guide

An 80-page Extensive Viewing guide to the award-winning film The Ghost Writer starring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan and Olivia Williams 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 film […]

‘Adult Literacy’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled Adult Literacy and the theme of literacy. Students learn vocabulary related to literacy, talk about literacy, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short video, perform a roleplay and reflect on the lesson.     […]

‘Obvious to you. Amazing to others.’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled Obvious to you. Amazing to others. and the theme of creativity. Students come up with extreme adjectives, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, answer comprehension questions, summarise the message of a short video, read a video transcript, analyse a […]

‘King Richard’ Extensive Viewing Guide

A 50-page Extensive Viewing guide to the Oscar-winning film King Richard starring Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton 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 […]

‘Bunny New Girl’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Bunny New Girl and the theme of schooldays. Students talk about schooldays, listen to a short film and imagine what is happening in the film, predict the content of a short film, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short film, write […]

‘I Can Do That’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled I Can Do That and the theme of disadvantage. Students predict the content of a short film, listen to a short film and speculate about what is happening in the film, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short film, perform a […]

‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ Extensive Viewing Guide

A 60-page Extensive Viewing guide to the Oscar-nominated film Four Weddings and a Funeral starring Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell and Kristin Scott Thomas 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 […]

‘The Power of Kindness’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled The Extraordinary Power of Kindness and the theme of kindness. Students talk about kindness, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short video, perform a roleplay and reflect on the lesson.     Language level: […]

‘Winners and Losers’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled Why You Are Not a Loser and the theme of ‘winners’ and ‘losers’. Students talk about ‘winners’ and ‘losers’, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short video and reflect on the lesson.     […]