An example of an inviting way to learn

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I´d love to read your comments. Thank you!

16 comments:

Bárbara p. García said...

Great María Inés! I usually include short sections of movies in my classes, I think they are motivating and an excellent way of learning while having a good time. I'm a big fan of your work with movies! (oh and it was also nice to SEE you after all our exchanges via FB!).
Talk to you soon =)
Barbara

María Inés Brumana Espinosa said...

Thank you so much, Bárbara! It´s nice to find people that share our views. Hope you weren´t shocked at my looks though - LOL

trabelsiamel said...

Marvellous!Iappreciate that.I'll try to include short sections of movies in my classes and I'll see the difference.

María Inés Brumana Espinosa said...

Thank you for your comment, trabelsiamel! I´m sure you´ll do a wonderful job. There are so many resources out there for us to make a difference. If you are interested in finding more ideas, ELT Goes To The Movies has plenty. Don´t hesitate to contact me if you need any help. Bye for now. = )

Silvers said...

I love the 'silent way' for movie lessons - body language is fascinating & really gets students guessing, engaged and curious. We can also frame the language they would need to learn very easily.

your movie is very effective - short & sweet, just like the mini-clips you recommend

María Inés Brumana Espinosa said...

Thank you for your comment, Silvers! I feel so proud you like it. Most teachers think that using movies is just another way to practise listening comprehension. We know better. = )

David Hughes said...

I think this is a terrific way to absorb language Maria Ines. Context is everything and I've found that when you are trying so hard to remember the words, you don't always remember to pick up on the non verbal clues which are a vital aid to both the language and the tone of the conversation - really promotes active listening.

María Inés Brumana Espinosa said...

Thank you, David! It´s true, we need to be aware of students are exposed to a mixture of language and gestures, a combination of situational language and “spontaneous conversation”. Therefore, they are asked to decode linguistic and paralinguistic messages.

The Night Whisperer said...

Wonderful, Maria Ines. I love the idea and I will try to use it in my classes.
Congratulations for your work and keep it up!

Abdelmjid Seghir

María Inés Brumana Espinosa said...

Thank you so much for your words, Abdelmjid! I´m glad you think you can use my ideas in your classes. = )

Anonymous said...

Just wish to say your video is astounding. The clarity in it is simply cool and I can assume you're an expert on this subject. Thanks a million and please carry on the gratifying work.

María Inés Brumana Espinosa said...

Thank you! I´ll try = )

globalenglishforbusiness said...

I just came across this... thanks for the quick video - using videos with the sound off looks like a great starting point for many activities! Thanks!

María Inés Brumana Espinosa said...

I´m so glad you like the idea! It certainly works with my students. Thanks for your comment, globalenglishforbusiness!

Asma Mejdi said...

I've used the idea in class and it came up trumps. The students just love it.

María Inés Brumana Espinosa said...

I´m so glad, Asma Mejdi. Thank you so much for letting me now. I really appreciate it.

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