English In Films Vol. 3:  For Advanced Students--English as a Second Language

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Born and raised in the farmland of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Jon Michael Miller received a teaching degree from Penn State University, after which he taught high school English a number of years in his home area. He attended graduate school at Ohio State during the turbulent 60's after which he spent twelve years in the Transcendental Meditation movement founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, rising to work directly under the spiritual master himself and later for the movement's television station in Los Angeles.

To actively begin his writing career he returned to Penn State where he earned two advanced degrees, taught, and administered a liberal arts major in which students were able to design an individualized course of study. After fifteen years in Happy Valley, during which he became a regular visitor to Jamaica, he relocated to Saint Petersburg, Florida, where he now teaches and writes.

His websites are http://www.JonMichaelMiller.com & http://www.EnglishInFlorida.com .

English In Films Vol. 3: For Advanced Students--English as a Second Language

Exercises for classroom teachers & study at home students: develop vocabulary, increase listening ability, learn American culture

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.

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1466442999 / 9781466442993
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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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