Got Film? Is It a Readily Accessible Window to the Target Language and Culture for Your Students?
Article first published online: 14 MAY 2009
© 2009 by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Inc.
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 42, Issue 2, pages 318–339, Summer 2009
How to Cite
Bueno, K. A. (2009), Got Film? Is It a Readily Accessible Window to the Target Language and Culture for Your Students?. Foreign Language Annals, 42: 318–339. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2009.01023.x
- Issue published online: 14 MAY 2009
- Article first published online: 14 MAY 2009
- course design;
- instructional strategies;
- media literacy;
- transcultural competence;
- translingual competence
- relevant to all languages
Abstract: This article reviews what we know about integrating film into our foreign language classes and addresses the aspects of film and the media literacy issues that impact deeper understanding of the target language and culture. In addition, I illustrate the interplay of these factors in planning instruction that integrates film in the third and fourth year of university study. Finally, I describe a classroom application: the delivery of the feature film Yerma (Távora, 1998) via a course management system for an advanced Spanish conversation and composition class and the strategies and techniques employed to promote translingual and transcultural competence.