English in Films for Classroom Teachers & Study at Home Students

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Jon Michael Miller has been a teacher of ESOL for over 20 years. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Penn State University, where he taught and studied. He developed this English in Films series for use in his own English classes, both for ESOL and for American college classes.
He has founded English in Florida for international executives, students, travelers and immigrants, and continues to use the English in Films series with his students.

English in Films for Classroom Teachers & Study at Home Students

Catch Me If You Can, The Matrix, The Firm, The Insider, Lord of War, ESL Exercises

Authored by Jon Michael Miller

English in Films is a series of classroom exercises for teachers of English as a Second Language for study at home students. The movies have been carefully selected for their language and cultural value in learning and improving one's English--vocabulary, listening, conversation, writing, grammar and American culture. Our approach is to have fun while learning and to learn in a multidimensional way. Answers are provided, and the packets may be copied and edited for non-commercial use.

Each film is broken into roughly 15-minute segments, which are divided into sections for vocabulary development, listening, writing, discussion and testing. Before watching the film segment, the student works on vocabulary words listed in the order they appear in the film. There is a matching or multiple choice exercise followed by fill-in-the-blanks sentences. For visual learners a drawing section is included. Answers are provided.

After students have absorbed the vocabulary words, they read over the viewing questions, watch the film segment and answer the questions. Each viewing section has several ideas for discussion and writing. At the end of the film, a number of general questions are provided for the movie as a whole. Finally, students take the test.

Jon Michael Miller is a veteran teacher of English as a Second Language. After years of teaching English on the secondary level and at Ohio State, Penn State and St. Petersburg College, he spent fifteen years focusing on ESL. Semi-retired, he now has an ESL-based website--www.EnglishInFlorida, from which he teaches international executives, students, travelers and immigrants online and in person. He created the English in Films series from materials used in his own classroom and consulting. Students enjoy the technique, and it is fabulously effective and fun to use.

Publication Date:
1466407506 / 9781466407503
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US Trade Paper
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8.5" x 11"
Black and White
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Language Arts & Disciplines / Study & Teaching

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