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Using short films and videos creatively in the Arabic classroom 

June 17 @ 16:30 - 18:30

Using short films and videos creatively in the Arabic classroom 

17 June 16h30 – 18h30

 

This online workshop is an interactive session for Arabic language teachers, community teachers and tutors (including PGCE students and newly qualified Arabic language teachers). Using short films and videos, it will provide a framework for introducing film/visual literacy and critical analysis strategies as relevant skills for the language classroom.

The workshop aims to:

  • provide contexts and methodology to use (short) films and videos at different levels to support different learning aims and outcomes;
  • introduce key film terminology;
  • suggest practical applications for relevant film concepts and integrate them into formative language exercises;
  • develop awareness of (multi)literacies (particularly visual literacy and critical thinking for media literacy);
  • present the advantages of multimodal approaches to study short films;
  • encourage the creation of Open Educational Resources in Arabic, under a Creative Common license, as part of the AHRC OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics Project on “New Approaches to Transmedia and Language Pedagogy”.
  • facilitate networking, advocacy and/or partnership among language teachers/community tutors.

 

Workshop organised by the FLAME research group at Manchester Metropolitan University with the support of the ALL.Part of the “Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community” programme, UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Open World Research Initiative (OWRI).

WELCOME TO OUR PRESENTERS

Dr Salwa Mohamed is a lector in Arabic at the Manchester Metropolitan University. She has MA and PhD in Applied Linguistics, PGCLTHE and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Salwa has extensive experience teaching Arabic in the HE sector and, previously, in mainstream education. Her research interests include culture teaching and learning and the use of films in the language classroom.

 

Dr Carmen Herrero is Principal Lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Languages, Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She is director of the research group Film, Languages and Media Education [FLAME] (www2.mmu.ac.uk/languages/ flame/). Carmen is the co-founder and co-director of the Film in Language Teaching Association (www.filta.org.uk). She has published widely on Spanish film and the use of film in language teaching, including the book Using Film and Media in the Language Classroom, eds. Herrero and Vanderschelden (Multilingual Matters, 2019).

 

Dr Isabelle Vanderschelden is Senior Lecturer in French in the Department of Languages, Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She has published widely on French cinema and use of film in language teaching, including Amelie (IB Tauris, 2007) and Studying French Cinema (Auteur, 2013). She is a co-founder of FILTA and a member of FLAME. With Dr Herrero, she has been involved in the AHRC Open World Research Initiative Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community with a project on Language Teaching Training and Transmedia Pedagogy (www.transmediaineducation.com).

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