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1917 Viewing Guide

A 29-page viewing guide to the Oscar-winning film 1917 starring George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch 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 […]

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World Builder Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film by Bruce Branit called World Builder. Students learn collocations with ‘build’, speak and write about a perfect world, watch a short film, predict the end of a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film and reflect on the lesson.     Language level: Intermediate […]

Captain Fantastic Viewing Guide

A 36-page viewing guide to the Oscar-nominated film Captain Fantastic starring starring Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, and Kathryn Hahn 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 […]

Grandfather Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a beautiful and poignant short film by Luiz Lafayette Stockler. Students describe a grandparent, talk about grandparents, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film, write a description of a grandparent and reflect on the lesson.     Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper-intermediate (B2) Learner […]

Train Online with Kieran on the Empathy in Language Teaching Course this Summer

Join Kieran Donaghy on the Empathy in Language Teaching online course. Explore why empathy is particularly important in language teaching and how empathy can be developed among both language teachers and learners.     Course description Get exclusive video lectures, handouts and articles. A 3-week course with continual support at every stage and detailed feedback […]

Lost in Translation Viewing Guide

A 28-page viewing guide to the Oscar-winning film Lost in Translation starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson 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 synopsis with […]

Why Bring a Child into this World? Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Why Bring a Child into this World? directed by Oscar-winning director Errol Morris. The themes of the lesson are babies, parents and the future. Students learn debating expressions, prepare arguments for a debate, debate a question, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, perform […]

Gabe and Chris López Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled Gabe and Chris Lópe by Story Corps and the themes of gender and transgender children. Students practise vocabulary starting with the prefix ‘trans’, discuss questions about gender and transgender children, watch a short video, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short video and reflect on […]

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Viewing Guide

A 35-page viewing guide to the Oscar-winning film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt 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 […]

Saving Grace Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a short video titled Saving Grace by Toad’s Caravan commissioned by the charity Mary’s Meals. Students discuss poverty, do a dictation, watch two short videos, answer comprehension questions, discuss two videos and reflect on the lesson.     Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens […]