Public Lecture: Developing L2 Student Competencies Through Film Clips
This presentation will make the case that film, and in particular clips cut from feature films, are an underutilized resource in the foreign language curriculum. In particular, I will discuss the potential of film as a resource to develop students’ linguistic, communicative, cultural, and symbolic competencies, using examples of clips cut from English, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish films. The presentation will also serve as an introduction to the UC-Berkeley Language Center’s Library of Foreign Language Film Clips (LFLFC), a searchable, annotatable database of 16,500 film clips drawn from 415 films in 23 languages. The database and clips are available free to faculty at other institutions through institutional agreement. They are available to UW-Madison faculty beginning in the Fall 2015 semester.