Silent movies

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Do you think they are a good tool to learn/teach a language? Even when they don't have audio, you can use them to force yourself to write the script, storyline or describe things in the language you are learning. 


I found this idea not so long ago and I've not being able to give it a try... What do you think?


http://kierandonaghy.com/seven-best-silent-short-films-language-teaching/

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Wow, amazing! Never thought of this. The first thought was, What is this girl talking about, then I read what you wrote and the article itself and sounds pretty cool, and useful too! I agree totally, on the fact that no matter whatever level you are at, you can participate and actually write down potential dialogues with the level your are actually at! So cool, and entertaining too. Can be really fun for students. 

Bravo for the post! Love it 


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Interesting. It actually makes a lot of sense if you think about it, you get cues on what the context is about by looking at the gestures and you fill in the blanks with the language. That's a great idea Jess!


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If any of you try this method, please bring feedback!! I feel like I have to learn more vocabulary in my target languages before I try.

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First, it's an excellent method that really pushes you to recall vocabulary and grammar, and forces you to learn lot's of potential useful stuff.


That being said, I don't prefer to use it. With my language learning method, I go after the low hanging fruit, meaning the stuff I use or want to use all the time in real conversation. My goal is upper B2, and at that level I can get plenty of stuff from my 100% native 1 hr conversations that I have with tutors to fill up my study time. In fact, if I'm consistently getting a handful of words or less, that's when I know I've reached my goal and can start another language. 


If you're at C1/C2, then this method becomes is more efficient imo. 

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:
Do you think they are a good tool to learn/teach a language? Even when they don't have audio, you can use them to force yourself to write the script, storyline or describe things in the language you are learning.
I found this idea not so long ago and I've not being able to give it a try... What do you think?
http://kierandonaghy.com/seven-best-silent-short-films-language-teaching/


Oh, thanks for the list I'm gonna watch it all! I've watched one silent film.. 3 Iron/ Binjip. I loved it! 

mismei

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the lesson plan also looks fun and interesting. hmmm.. 

mismei

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