Online Training Course for ESL/EFL Teachers
MOVIE SCRIPT AS TEXTBOOK
A film is probably one of the most interesting and "linguistically richest" materials to explore in the classroom.
Put movies at the heart of your lessons!
I’m going to show you how I use short films in my lessons and the online movie club.
In particular, you'll learn how to use movie scripts instead of textbooks to teach every single aspect of the language (grammar, vocabulary, slang, American and British English and cultural issues).
"I've always been interested in using videos and films for my own language practice and for teaching. Short films are the answer! In this course, specifically for (English) Language Teachers, Alexandra showed me how to concentrate on just one short film at a time and use it to teach vocabulary, expressions, cultural differences in English speaking countries, slang, and even grammar in a way that is visually appealing and broken down into small chunks so it's not overwhelming.
By going in-depth, my students and I gain a deeper understanding of the film and all of the language in the script. I think this visual and contextual way of learning will make it stick over a long time. I always remember things better if I can associate them with something visual and real-life.
I love taking her courses for access to excellent short films. Alexandra does all of the hard work of searching for the best ones. It saves me loads of time."
- Kate Fisher, Conversation Teacher, Conversations With Kate
1.) Teacher training course with video lessons
2.) Access to the online movie club I run for English learners
- How to teach vocabulary visually with animated short films
- How to use movies with low-level students
- How to use doodling for language learning
- How to teach basic movie vocabulary + advanced cinematic terms
- How to help your students interpret moving images critically
TAKE A PEEK INSIDE
At the end of this course you'll learn:
- How to use movie scripts as textbooks
- How to involve your students and get them to do the biggest part of the job and see that they're even having fun doing so.
- How to use this method with other films over and over again
You don't have to spend endless hours searching for materials or creating them from scratch. Enjoy the movies, the video lessons, download the materials, and use them right away. It's that easy.
Your students can significantly improve their language skills and will be more fired up during lessons.
You must know; however, there are no magic tricks. I believe only in hard work and creativity when it comes to teaching languages.
My name is Alexandra Kapinya. I've been teaching English with short films for more than a decade now. I got my university degree in modern languages and did some film studies related to the classics of the Hollywood studio era, with a focus on Billy Wilder.
I'm here to help English teachers bring cinema into their classrooms. I also run an educational movie club for English learners in Milan (Italy).
I’m also a jazz aficionado and cappuccino addict.
Frequently Asked Questions
Grab your popcorn, some icy drinks, and dive into the course.
Prices are in U.S. dollars and include EU VAT charges (if applicable).