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Sunday, November 20 • 9:00am - 10:20am
Using Film to Link Languages and Cultures

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“Little has been done in the utilization of moving pictures in the teaching of foreign languages, but the moving-picture industry in this country [USA] has made our students so familiar with films for entertainment that the adaptation of their use to another field would be simple.” As it turns out, it was not so simple. But those were the assumptions and expectations expressed by W.S. Hendrix, in 1939, in his article entitled ‘Films in the Learning of Foreign Languages’ in The Journal of Higher Education. In this workshop, we will, then, look at where we are nearly 80 years after Hendrix’s claim, and see how film cans be used to make more explicit the links between Language and Culture, in ways that print-media, such as traditional textbooks, cannot.

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Andy Curtis

Professor, Graduate School of Education, Anaheim University
Andy Curtis received his M.A. in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, and his Ph.D. in International Education, both from the University of York in England. From 2007 to 2011, he was the Director of the English Language Teaching Unit at the Chinese University of Hong... Read More →

Sunday November 20, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am PST
Royal Palm Salon 5