Teaching with film music
ActivityThe activity in this step is in two parts: first of all, listen to the sample of the film soundtrack we’ve selected, without the images, and think about the mood or moods it conjures up. Use the downloadable resource on Film Music and Mood (here translated into French) and see if any of the moods listed correspond to your feeling about the clip of music.The second part is to follow the mood or feelings associated with the music and speculate what the genre of the film might be. Use the Genre Cards resource in the download section to help identify different genres.
Teaching IdeaThe two activities you have just completed can be adapted in various ways for use in your classroom. The genre cards, written in another language, could function as a reading activity before learners listen to music and use them. As an example, we have already translated the genre cards resource into Arabic for you. Or, learners could be asked to match short descriptions of each genre in target language to a clip of music.Please note that many of the resources are downloadable in Word format too so that you are able to edit and adapt them.
Short Film in Language Teaching
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