Using Film in the L2 Classroom: A Graduate Course in Film Pedagogy
Article first published online: 30 APR 2012
© 2012 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Inc.
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 45, Issue 2, pages 246–259, Summer 2012
How to Cite
Sturm, J. L. (2012), Using Film in the L2 Classroom: A Graduate Course in Film Pedagogy. Foreign Language Annals, 45: 246–259. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2012.01187.x
- Issue published online: 15 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 30 APR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 12 JUL 2011
- classroom language acquisition;
- L2 pedagogy;
This article is a description of a graduate pedagogy course on using film in language courses at the university level; the principles and methods taught are adaptable to any level and any second (L2) or foreign language course. The focus is the methodology, or topics and themes covered by the course, and results of the implemented method: student reactions, based on course evaluations and correspondence received by the author. Students in the course were enthusiastic and receptive to the course, and their coursework became part of a repository for other teaching assistants at their university. Long-range implications are further implementation of film-based pedagogy in L2 courses, providing a contextualized methodology and opportunities for communication in the L2.