112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Teaching Languages and Culture Through Film I

Session Chair: 
Patrizia Comello Perry, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Time: 
Session 9: 9:00-10:30am
Location: 
RCC Raincross C

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Fabiana Viglione, University of Connecticut, Melina A Masterson, University of Connecticut
    This presentation will show the versatility of cinema as a tool in the language classroom by engaging students in a project-based, multimedia and cross-cultural unit on Italian cinema.
  2. Ana M. De la Cruz, Utah State University, Marialuisa Di Stefano, Utah State University
    This paper focuses on the teaching of Human Rights to international college-level English learners in a speaking class during the Global Academy program at Utah State University. The U.S. Civil Rights movement and the movie “The Great Debaters” (Washington, 2007) were used to achieve this objective. 
  3. Roberta K Waldbaum, University of Denver
    This paper, with accompanying film clips, focuses on an undergraduate Italian literature and cinema course on urban narratives and the comparison between urban reality and the idea of the Italian city as it is imagined and filtered through a variety of literary and visual representations, thus facilitating a greater understanding of Italian culture and society.
Session Cancelled: 
No