CfE Es and Os: Modern Languages
CfE Experiences and Outcomes
Using moving image in a range of classroom activities can contribute to wide learning in the curriculum and deliver many Experiences and Outcomes.
Below is a list - by no means exhaustive - of some of the experiences and outcomes you can help deliver through work with moving image texts.
- I develop and extend my literacy skills when I have opportunities to engage with and create a wide range of texts in different media.
- I develop and extend my literacy skills when I have opportunities to extend and enrich my vocabulary through listening, talking, watching and reading.
- Awareness of social, cultural and geographical aspects of the countries where a particular language is spoken.
- Learning through the languages area of the curriculum enables children and young people to use different media effectively for learning and communication.
- I enhance my understanding and enjoyment of other cultures and of my own and gain insights into other ways of thinking and other views of the world.
- I explore how gesture, expression and emphasis are used to help understanding.
You might also be interested in signing up for this free online course: Short Film in Language Teaching.
Suggested Film in Modern Languages Activities
- Research aspects of that culture revealed in the film and present them in some form.
- Choose 10 words from the film and ask the class to find synonyms.
- Choose a speech or section of dialogue from the film and transcribe it. Ask pupils to translate this or answer questions on it.
- Teach the names of camera shots in your chosen language. Ask them to find words to describe certain shots (e.g. intense, isolating, energetic...)
- Translate a favourite film quote into a lovely poster.
- Create a storyboard in another language for a film you love, or that continues a foreign language film you’ve watched, or for your own foreign language film!
- Write a film review in your chosen language.
- Choose a character from the film and write a diary entry, postcard, email, text message as them.
- Pupils draw a character from the film and surround it with words to describe their personality/actions. (Also works for describing a setting.)
- Show a film clip and ask pupils understanding questions in your chosen language.
- Get pupils to act out an additional scene for the film in that language.
- Use the iMovie Trailer template to make a foreign film trailer.
- Pupils film an activity and add a commentary in their chosen language.
- Make a film for the SEET Our World filmmaking competition.
- Make bingo sheets with key vocabulary from the film and have pupils mark off the words while watching.
- Use Sound On/Vision Off: Show a short film or clip with the picture off. What have they understood about what is happening? Show it again with the picture on to see how accurate they were.
- Pupils make a multiple choice quiz on a given section of the film and test each other.
- Ask pupils to watch a film in a language they don’t know and make a list of 10 key words they learn from it.