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.
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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