The main purpose of this blog is showing the tremendous pedagogical potential of movies and transcripts particularly for foreign language teaching.
Save your students the cost of a reader for one term and ask them to read any of these scripts, Friend's pilot episode The One Where it All Began which includes a set of individual and group activities with answers key;
Beowulf, also with the Spanish translation;
Sex and the City - Pilot Episode
The Young Ones - Pilot Episode
Inside Job movie transcripts
as well as those transcripts students have included in their own magazine-assignment project:
PS: I love You
Up by Walt Disney
Grease - first scene and lyrics
The Aristocats by Walt Disney
The Fast and the Furious
Family Guy - first episode
Never Back Down
Full Metal Jacket
Mula by Walt Disney
Dances with Wolves
Pirates of the Caribean
Men in Black 2
The Fast and the Furious 5
Back to the Future
Try also these short transcripts for a funny lesson,
My Blackberry is not Working
Rowan Atkinson as the Devil
If you are teaching Spanish as a Foreign or Second language, do consider the following movie scripts or fragments from scripts:
Los Protegidos - temporada 2 - cap. 14
Las Cronicas de Narnia
Aida - cap. 94
Escenas de Matrimonio - Los Protegidos - Los Simpson
This PowerPoint presentation: Using ICT to recreate a Private Tuition Environment in a Multifunctional Classroom together with Language and Identity could be another term's reader to download for free. Some fragments of which could yield an interesting guided debate on FLT methodologies.
Cognate Bilingual Dictionaries is a short quantitative research, a good complement for the previous reading.
Once more, save your students the cost of a term's reader and ask them to download for free this article published by the Ontario International Journal on Sustained Development in Canada, Unconscious Dynamics of Gender Inequality.
This article was later expanded and included in Lady Liberty – Constructing the Jungian Self in Gender Parity and Linguistic Diversity published recently by Lambert Academic Publishing. If you need a publisher for your investigations or thesis, take a look at my experience working with this German publisher.
This publication includes a guided debate on gender parity; it could also yield others on Altered States of Consciousness, Female Iconography and Prostitution.
Furthermore, if you need an example of guided debate, a template to follow and create your own guided debates, you can also take a look at this one on Life After Death, posted as well in some other social networks, and favourably upraised by their coordinators.
This Free on-line English Language Course on Style and syntactic structures of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was implemented as a class activity with students of advanced level in EOI Manresa this course of 2011-12.
Another on-line Free English Language Course on Comparative semantics.
Bodily Kinesthetic Dynamics
Ladder Workouts has been presented in several international conferences and published by Educaweb.com.
Newaza - Ground Techniques was presented at the First Ibero-American Conference on Sports Education in La Habana -Cuba- and its implementation of with my teenage students of last year has been a wonderful experience.
The relaxation and massage session that followed was also very soothing.
These Singing performances, theatre plays and parties were also very exciting.
This School year we have put into practice some bodily kinesthetics dynamics:
Human Castles in the English Class
Why a Pub in Classroom,
Cooking in the Classroom,
Urban and School Orchards was accepted for presentation at one of the last editions of the International Conference on Sports Education organized by Universitat de Barcelona.
A Web-Quest on Paleolithic and Neolithic venus was definitely a great and amusing experience and my most visited post. you are encouraged to try it for yourselves with your students. Here you have more venuses.
Oral Presentations given by my students of this school year in an extremely interesting variety of topics:
- Oral Presentation - Caving
- Oral Presentation - Wood Solutions for Constructio...
- Oral Presentation - Pueblo Ingles
- Oral Presentation - Personal
- Oral Presentation - Verdi
- Oral Presentation - Xtec/gmail services
- Oral Presentation - Live Cooking Show
- Oral Presentation - Genetics
- Oral Presentation - Asperger Syndrom
- Oral Presentation - LipDub
- Cape Town - South Africa - Oral Presentation
- First Democratic Institutions - op
- Abadal Winery Bages County - op
- Auroville India - op
- Cardona - op
- Schizophrenia - op
- Social Worker - op
- My Profession . op
- Working as a Primary Teacher - op
- Clean the Salt - op
- Mandalas - op
- Learning Camp of Bages - op
- Full Moon rising from the window of my class
- Vallparadis Park - Terrassa - Barcelona
- Peru - Machu Pichu and Nazca - op
- Living without Hearing - op
- Chocolate - op
- Armagedon - op
- Yosemite Park - USA - op
- Torpeza Ritmika Street Performance
- LiveScripts - Guiones: Torpeza Ritmika Street Perf...
- A Walk along Ramblas in almost Spring Equinox
- Inside Job movie transcripts
- Trans-Pyrenees Cycling Tour - op
- A Case Study on Crime - op
- Ponts - op
- IT Program with Wixaritari, Mexico - op
- Emotional Pain - op
- Istanbul - op
- MTTU - My Trip to Uruguay - op
- My Huge Caravan and Going Camping - op
- Come Join my Sports Club - op
- Rubbish or Gold - Bling Bling - op
- Welcoming Class - op
- Should only teachers be evaluated - New York City ...
- Bages prison - op
- Water Slides - op
- The DJ's World - op
- Coeliac Desease - op
- Fishing at the Delta de l'Ebre - op
- English Summer Course at California - op
Setting up a Non-profit association like ours can be a very educational resource, here we provide one example of mission statement in two languages -Spanish and Catalan- as a template for students to write down their own mission statement according to their interests, it could be a sports and entertaining association, cultural or political, etc...
Finally, Archetypes is another proposal to show the potential of Jungian psychology.
More feedback and suggestions welcome.