Presentation on theme: "Cultural and National Aspects of Using Films in EFL Environment Dana Kabylbekova Suleyman Demirel University Almaty, Kazakhstan."— Presentation transcript:
Cultural and National Aspects of Using Films in EFL Environment Dana Kabylbekova Suleyman Demirel University Almaty, Kazakhstan
Why to use films? It is fun! Different senses and cognitive channels at the same time They meet viewers affective needs, encourage empathy. DVDs usually have subtitles in English, which facilitates understanding and improves reading skills.
Culture and Film Culture, according to one definition, is the values, traditions, customs, art, and institutions shared by a group of people who are unified by nationality, ethnicity, religion, language. Film is the reflection of a specific type of culture, reflection of reality and modern understanding of traditional values and forming new values
Language Teacher ……. Kramsch (1995, 90) thinks that in the future the language teacher will be defined not only as the impresario of a certain linguistic performance, but as the catalyst for an ever-widening critical cultural competence.
A picture is better than thousand words ….. Learning about stereotypes, ethnocentrism, discrimination, and acculturation in the abstract can be flat and uninspiring. But if we experience intercultural contact with our eyes and ears, we begin to understand it (Summerfield 1993, 1)
Films about cultural traditions and intergenerational conflict
The Best Teacher is …. … the best teacher is neither the native nor the non-native speaker, but the person who can help learners see relationships between their own and other cultures, can help them acquire interest in and curiosity about otherness, and an awareness of themselves and their own cultures seen from other peoples perspectives (Byram, Gribkova, Starkey 2002, 10)