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BS224 English: American Films (12 sessions)

  • 22 Sep 2020
  • 15 Dec 2020
  • 12 sessions
  • 22 Sep 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
  • 29 Sep 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
  • 06 Oct 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
  • 13 Oct 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
  • 20 Oct 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
  • 03 Nov 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 10 Nov 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 17 Nov 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 24 Nov 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 01 Dec 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 08 Dec 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • 15 Dec 2020, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
  • 7

Registration

  • Module 1 & Module 2 (Total 12 sessions)
    Tuesdays 22 Sep - Dec 15 (except holidays)
  • Module One only (Total 6 sessions)
    Tuesdays 22 Sep - 03 Nov (except holidays)
  • Module Two only (Total 6 sessions)
    Tuesdays 10 Nov - 15 Dec (except holidays)
  • Module 1 & Module 2 (Total 12 sessions)
    Tuesdays 22 Sep - Dec 15 (except holidays)
  • Module One only (Total 6 sessions)
    Tuesdays 22 Sep - 03 Nov (except holidays)
  • Module Two only (Total 6 sessions)
    Tuesdays 10 Nov - 15 Dec (except holidays)

In this American Film English class, you will watch a film at home (available on Netflix France) before class. In class, the film will be used as a basis for a lesson on grammar and language, cultural points and an open discussion.

Watching films can be a powerful tool for learning a language and improving cultural knowledge.  It can be entertaining and enjoyable, which breaks psychological barriers that arise in traditional language learning.  Dialogue in films exposes you to authentic spoken language, a rich range of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions anchored in a meaningful context, all of which aids understanding and retention.

In addition to working on your English grammar and language, you will develop listening and understanding skills by hearing authentic spoken English and witnessing interactions between people.  Finally, you will get a unique window into American culture and society.

Films Module 1 - (22 Sep - 03 Nov)
Whiplash (2014) directed by Damien Chazelle
The Squid and the Whale (2005) directed by Noah Baumbach
Dumpling (2018)  directed by Anne Fletcher

Films Module 2 - (10 Nov -15 Dec)
Paddleton (2019) directed by Alex Lehmann
The Land of Steady Habits (2018) directed by Nicole Holofcener
The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) directed by Noah Baumbach

This English course is for people with an advanced intermediate knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary or higher.

Before registering for this course you may want to check if the level of the course is right for you using the English Placement Test. If you choose to take the placement test, we recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

About the Instructor: Sage Morghan holds a Masters in ESL (English as a Second Language) Education as well as a second Masters and PhD in French Studies with a speciality in French cinema. She has over 15 years of experience teaching French and English to students of various ages.

Photo credit: Public Domain

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