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

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Teaching Languages and Culture Through Film II

Session Chair: 
Alex Mendes, University of California, Davis
Time: 
Session 10: Sunday 10:45am-12:15pm
Location: 
RCC Raincross C

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Anne Fountain, San Jose State University
    When we teach foreign language classes, we are teaching more than listening, speaking, reading and writing. Along with grammar and composition we impart culture and values and ways of looking at the world that may seem new or different for our students. One approach to accomplish the cultural goal is to use films or film clips from the target culture. These authentic visual tools can illustrate customs, music, humor, politics, and historical perspective as well as language.
  2. Elisa Saturno Paasche, Portland State University
    The multidimensional nature of films represents a perfect alchemy to analyze the target language, culture and country. Culture and stereotypes are a direct source of constructive criticism and comparison, which oftentimes lead to amazing results in the oral/written production of L2 students.
Session Cancelled: 
No